One of the most recent entries into Gigabyte’s 2021 range of laptops is the Gigabyte Aorus 15G XC. Very similarly specced to its more expensive counterparts in the Gigabyte Aero range, the Aorus 15G XC packs a lot of power into a compact 15.6 inch form factor while looking professional too.
Check out the official specifications below:
- OS: Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
- CPU: 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10870H (2.2GHz~5.0GHz)
- Display: 15.6" Thin Bezel FHD 1920x1080 IPS-level Anti-glare Display LCD (240Hz, 72% NTSC) *X-Rite™ Pantone® Certified, individually factory calibrated.
- System Memory: 2x DDR4 Slots (Max 64GB) *GIGABYTE adopts DDR4-3200 memory. Intel 10th Gen platform supports up to 2933MHz frequency.
- Chipset: Mobile Intel® HM470 Express Chipset
- Video Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
- NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6
- Boost Clock 1290 MHz, Maximum Graphics Power 105 W
- Supports NVIDIA Max-Q Technologies:
- Dynamic Boost 2.0, Resizable BAR, and Advanced Optimus™ capable Technology.
- Storage: 2x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA/ 1x NVMe PCIe) *The storage capacity may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.
- Keyboard Type: Island-style AORUS Fusion Keyboard with per-key backlit control.
- Optical Disk Drive: N/A
- I/O Port: 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-C), 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x mini DP 1.4, 1x3.5mm Audio Combo Jack, 1x UHS-II SD Card Reader, 1x DC-in Jack, 1x RJ-45
- Audio: 2x 2 Watt Speaker, Microphone , Nahimic 3
- Communications: LAN:10/100/1000/2500 Mbps Ethernet, WLAN : Intel® AX200 - -- Wireless (802.11ax, a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible)
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.0 + LE
- Webcam: HD Camera
- Security: Firmware-based TPM, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)
- Battery: Li Polymer 99Wh
- Adapter: 230W *Adapter may differ by country and region. Please contact your local dealers or retailers for the latest product information.
- Dimensions: 357(W) x 244(D)x23(H)mm, 14.0(W) x 9.6(D) x 0.9(H) inch
- Weight: ~2.0kg, 4.4 lb
The Aorus 15G XC is one Gigabyte’s newest laptops for 2021 and it features an NVIDIA RTX 3070. Last year NVIDIA launched their RTX 30 series graphics cards for desktops and immediately after that launch, came a massive global stock shortage. The demand for the 30 series cards has been constantly outstripping supply and you’d be considered lucky to get your hands on a new RTX series card. Now, in 2021, we’re seeing laptop manufacturers releasing some beastly devices packing RTX 30 series GPUs too. What this means for supply chains remains to be seen but we’re willing to wager that these laptops will sell out quite quickly too.
Diving into the laptop’s technical specs right off the bat, the Aorus 15G XC has a high end Intel 10th generation i7-10870H 8 core processor that delivers quite a significant performance boost over the older Intel Core i7-10750H 6 core processor seen in several 2020 laptops. This processor coupled with the RTX 3070 means that gamers can easily load up any title from 2020 and 2021 and get exceptionally great performance.
The Aorus 15G XC is an all-round powerhouse. It’s also packing 32gb of DDR4-3200 RAM and has a PCIe 3.0 NVME to boot. All of the above components, together with the 240hz IPS-level screen, make this laptop the perfect gaming device. The Aorus 15G XC also features Microsoft Azure A.I, which takes care of automatically adjusting power settings for the best possible experience when gaming. The laptop has support for WiFi 6. It quite literally ticks all the right boxes that someone might have for a laptop that’s worthy enough to replace their desktop setup with.
All of the above components, together with the 240hz IPS-level screen, make this laptop the perfect gaming device.
The positioning of the webcam might be less than ideal for some people’s taste due to the angle it sits at.
...the RTX 3070 will easily output deliciously crisp, colour correct, 1080p visuals at an extremely smooth refresh rate.
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2 March 2021
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