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Gigabyte's new Aero 14 gaming laptop lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge

By Shawn Knight
May 30, 2016
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  1. Gaming laptops aren’t exactly known for their portability and battery life but those are precisely the two areas Gigabyte has elected to focus on with its latest ultraportable, the Aero 14.

    Unveiled earlier today at Computex 2016, the Aero 14 packs a 14-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) IPS anti-glare display that’s powered by a sixth-generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ Skylake processor (2.6GHz default, boost up to 3.5GHz) alongside an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB of GDDR5 and up to 32GB of DDR4 2133 RAM.

    The machine can accommodate two M.2 solid state drives (PCIe Gen3 x4) with speeds of up to 2,000MB/sec. Other specs include a USB 3.1 Type-C connector, three UBS 3.0 connectors, a headphone jack, SD card reader, HDMI 2.0 and miniDisplayPort connectors, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE as well as a sizable 94.24Wh battery which Gigabyte claims is good for up to 10 hours of use on a single charge.

    All things considered, the system measures 335mm (W) x 250mm (D) x 19.9mm (H) and tips the scales at 1.89 kilograms, or just under 4.2 pounds.

    The Gigabyte Aero 14 will be offered in three colors: black, green and orange. No word yet on how much Gigabyte plans to charge for the opportunity or when it’ll be available to purchase. Those in Taipei for Computex are invited to swing by Gigabyte’s booth to check out the Aero 14 in person.

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  2. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +174

    That is such a load of crap. 95Wh won't last more than 3 hours if you are using the laptop for what it's meant for. Unless you put it only super slow power saver mode, it won't last more than 4 hours tops.
     
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    Ultra portable and gaming can never be mixed. for this laptop, cooling doesn't seems to be priority. for what it's worth, gigabyte's own P34W, P35X and P55 (these are equipped with 970M) are not champs in cooling department, despite their large fan grille.

    unless you're living in a really cold room with minimal amount of dust, this laptop is gonna get hot rather quickly, and the 970M will throttle as soon as it reaches its max operating temp.
     
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  4. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 382   +339

    You do realise that a gaming laptop can be used for things other than gaming, especially an ultra-portable model like this one? Nobody expects to play games for 10 hours on battery, users (of laptops like this) arn't stupid. 10 hours of web browsing out of an ultra portable gaming machine, however, is still an impressive achievement, considering that 2 years ago 6 hours was out of reach.

    I do wonder why they didnt go for mobile pascal, however. Maxwell is on the cusp of being replaced, the 1080 is already out, why not wait for the 1070m?
     
  5. w2aiq

    w2aiq TS Rookie

    one word....price
     

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