If you’re looking for a powerful new laptop, you’ve probably noticed that prices for some models are skyrocketing. Fortunately, we regularly find beautiful sales, such as for this Aero 15 XD whose price goes from 1799.99 euros to 1399.99 on Rue du Commerce.
Gigabyte Aero range laptops are primarily designed for graphic designers and gamers. Meaning that Gigabyte often comes back with new configurations almost identical to the old one, the Aero 15 XD only brings slight changes compared to the Aero 15 XC. At the moment, the Aero 15 XD-73FR624SR benefits from a discount of 400 euros on Rue du Commerce.
What we love about the Aero 15 XD-73FR624SR
- HDR-compatible 4K OLED display
- Intel Core i7 and GeForce RTX 3070
- decent battery life
Instead of the usual €1,799.99, the Aero 15 XD-73FR624SR is now available for sale for €1,399.99 on Rue du Commerce.
A 4K OLED screen that catches our eye
This configuration of the Gigabyte Aero 15 XD reveals a 15.6-inch OLED panel in 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and Pantone X-Rite certified that is aimed at graphic designers for whom finesse in detail and colorimetry is essential. important. The rendering is also beautiful in games, on the other hand, the refresh rate does not exceed 60 Hz. The ultra fluidity will have to be overlooked, but it can be worth it if you want to enjoy fantastic images.
The OLED panel offers amazing color contrasts and ultra-deep blacks while ensuring powerful brightness. This screen also allows for excellent viewing angles. Finally, the entire sRGB color palette is fully covered. On the connection side, we have a complete range: three USB-A 3.2 ports, a USB-C port, an HDMI 2.1 port, a LAN port, a 3.5mm jack port, a mini Display port 1.4 and a SD card reader.
A range of high-end components.
If this laptop is attractive on the outside, it’s just as attractive on the inside. While the old Aero 15s worked with AMD processors, the XDs incorporate an Intel processor from the Tiger Lake range, a Core i7-11800H more precisely. It runs on 8 cores and 16 threads and offers a speed ranging from 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz in turbo boost mode for very high performance. The CPU is assisted by 16 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM and storage is provided by a 1 TB NVMe M.2 SSD. Even with all these components, autonomy is between 8 and 9 hours thanks to efficient energy management according to the brand. It is necessary to expect less autonomy during an important request, in particular in the game.
On the graphics card side, we have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q whose TDP is 105 W. It doesn’t offer the same power as a desktop graphics card, but the performance is still excellent, whether for gaming or graphics work. . Let’s end on a black point: ventilation. The accumulation of power in the chassis generates a lot of heat, so the ventilation must go hand in hand. Even if the most sensitive components (SSD, GPU) are protected by thermal pads, the fans in this Aero 15 XD take quite a while to expand, which can quickly generate high heat before they decide to kick in. Therefore, it will be relevant to play with the settings and install the various driver and firmware updates pushed by the brand and its partners to improve your experience.
Where to find the top of the laptop?
In order to compare the Aero 15 XD-73FR624SR with other products in the same category, we now invite you to consult our guide to the best laptops of 2023.
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