Gigabyte has used CES 2021 to unveil a slew of mid-range, pro, and creator gaming laptops sporting a mix of GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, AMD Ryzen, and Intel Core processors.
Described as Gigabyte’s mid-range gaming laptop series, new A5 and A7 models are being introduced which are the company’s first to use AMD Ryzen 5000H series mobile processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.
Two models of the 15-inch A5 are being launched, both of which offer a 1080p IPS 144Hz/240Hz display. The A5 K1 uses an AMD Ryzen R6-5600H or R7-5800H processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GPU. The A5 X1 offers more performance through a Ryzen R7-5800H or R9-5900H combined with a GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GPU. As for the 17-inch A7, the new A7 K1 uses a Ryzen R7-5800H, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3060 8GB.
Gigabyte is introducing two new G-Series laptops for those of us who like to play games, but also want to use our laptop for a diverse range of other tasks. Rather than AMD, the G5 and G7 rely on Intel processors, but still include a 1080p display with a 144Hz/240Hz refresh rate. The 15-inch G5-KC is equipped with either a 10th-gen Core i5-10500H or Core i7-10870H chip, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and use a GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GPU. The 17-inch G7 KC ships with a Core i7-10870H and the same RTX 3060 GPU.
Aero and Aorus series laptops for serious creators and gamers.
Aero Creator Laptops
Four new Aero laptops are being launched, focused on a combination of Intel’s 10th-gen Core processors and the full range of GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, while still remaining portable.
The 15.6-inch Aero 15 offers a Core i7-10870H processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GPU. The display is a 144Hz IPS panel with a 3mm ultra-thin bezel and is X-Rite Pantone certified. Gigabyte is also offering a version of the Aero 15 with an OLED display, which can also have its spec pushed up to use a Core i9-10980K processor and a GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GPU.
The 17.3-inch Aero 17 uses a 300Hz 1080p X-Rite Pantone certified display and relies on a Core i7-10870H processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GPU. The Aero 17 HDR switches to a 4K display with VESA DisplayHDR 400 and 100 percent Adobe RGB color support. The processor used is a Core i9-10980K, and the GPU is the GeForce RTX 3080 8GB.
Aorus Pro Gaming Laptops
For pro gamers, Gigabyte teamed up with G2 Esports to design the latest Aorus laptop models. They offer up to 37 percent more airflow than thin and light laptop models, keeping CPU and GPU temperatures 10 degrees Celsius lower, even under heavy loads. That should relate to less, or even non-existent chip throttling during extended gaming sessions.
The 15.6-inch Aorus 15 models use an X-Rite Pantone certified 240Hz 1080p IPS display powered by a Core i7-10870H processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GPU. The 15P counts as one of the world’s first Microsoft Azure AI Notebook, allowing for more performance to be drawn from the cloud when required.
For those who want more screen to game on, there’s the Aorus 17G. Its 300Hz 17.3-inch display is powered by a Core i7-10870H processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and a GeForce RTX 3080 8GB GPU. It’s also a Microsoft Azure AI Notebook and counts as the world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop with a mechanical keyboard.