What do you prioritize from a current gaming laptop? If you think your performance is a top priority, then you do not need to bother choosing laptop for gaming because nowadays most gaming laptops have a very good performance. One problem at a gaming laptop is usually great shape, even some sacrifice portability for the sake of maximum gaming performance.
In contrast to other laptop manufacturers, GIGABYTE fact has their own approach regarding a gaming laptop. They did not want to bring a gaming laptop is thick and large, whatever reason. That is why GIGABYTE laptop made more portable than most other gaming laptops.
GIGABYTE Aero 14 is one such example. It’s one of the thinnest laptop ever came to our test table. No half-hearted, this gaming laptop has a thickness of 19.9 mm. Of course, the size is relatively very thin when compared with a gaming laptop generally has a thickness of at least 2 cm.
In addition, the Aero 14 has a weight of only 1.89 kilograms, well below the average weight of a gaming laptop in general that usually range between 2.5 to 3 kilograms. As the name implies, this gaming laptop using a screen size of 14 inches. The screen uses an IPS panel with a resolution of 1440p or 2K. One thing we like about the display Aero 14 is a level of color reproduction is very good so that enough for the needs of the design.
If observed carefully, Aero 14, like not having air holes. GIGABYTE is quite ingenious in designing this laptop. They put lupang the air at the back behind the screen hinge. The air holes serve to channel the hot air that would normally be felt when it started to run demanding applications or gaming.
The cooling system is also classified as highly optimized. This gaming laptop can still be run optimally when running various heavy games although the temperature rises and the fan is getting noisy. Fortunately, the heatsink is on the back so that the trackpad and keyboard is not hot.
The keyboard and trackpad on the laptop is also very convenient to use. Keyboards are used in the Aero 14 has feedback very comfortable even traveling distance is not as deep as a gaming laptop keyboard keys in general. The keyboard is also equipped with a backlight, although the color can not be changed.
The only value minus on this laptop is its keyboard keys are tight. That is because there are six additional buttons that are placed on the left of the keyboard. The button is a macro key that can be programmed according to your needs.
While the trackpad on Aero 14 convenient because the palm rejection feature, so it will not interfere when typing. Position trackpad also placed a bit to the right and do not interfere when you play using the WASD keys.
What about performance?
You should not need to ask how gaming performance in Aero 14. Although the body is very compact, the gaming laptop is equipped with the latest components such as an Intel Core-i7 “Kaby Lake” 7700HQ and graphics chip NVIDIA GeForce 1060 GTX has 6GB of VRAM. Not only that, the gaming laptop is equipped with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage M.2 form.
All of these components make this gaming laptop is very fast. The test results 3DMark Fire Strike show Aero 14 is able to score 9400 points, almost on par with desktop PCs use the same graphics card GTX 1060. While testing PCMark 8 produced a score of 4112 points, which means the laptop is very qualified for productivity.
While in the actual testing using several games, the laptop is able to deliver the performance of an average of 60fps in the graphical configuration “high” and a resolution of 1080p. Ghost Recon: Wildlands for example, that runs smoothly at 62fps with high graphical configuration and 1080p resolution. While the Ashes of The Singularity can be played on an average framerate of 47fps.
The most an astounding is the battery performance. Aero 14 is not as a gaming laptop in general, it’s usually only able to survive no more than 3 hours. This gaming laptop managed to survive up to over 5 hours of use for standard activities such as browsing and typing using WiFi. Again, this laptop be the ideal companion for work and activities other than the “magic” is used to play games.
GIGABYTE Aero 14 is the best gaming laptop. No need to mince words, he is one of the best gaming laptop to start in 2017. The form is very compact and convenient to use is the main advantage that is not much presented by other laptop manufacturers. For us, the Aero 14 is the most ideal laptop for gaming needs as well accompany your professional activity.
GIGABYTE Aero 14 key specifications
Screen Size 14 inch IPS (2560×1440 pixels)
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce 1060 GTX GPU 6GB
Storage 512GB SSD M.2
The weight of 1.89 kg
Price is about $ 2,000
Extremely compact and lightweight
Very good color reproduction screen
The keyboard keys rather tight