Gigabyte Aero 16

Gigabyte Aero 16

Gigabyte Aero 16

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.1/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 16"

The Gigabyte Aero 16 comes at a midrange price and offers a combination of high-resolution OLED display, a powerful main processor, and a high-performing GPU which is great for 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering tasks. It has substantial storage and a solid amount of RAM, supporting complex multitasking and demanding software. Additionally, this laptop includes useful features like a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and USB-C charging. While it boasts a good portability score, its weight is a consideration for those who need to travel frequently with their laptop. The battery life is decent for typical use, but heavy tasks may reduce it faster. Equipped with quality speakers and a good build, this laptop suits intensive gaming and creative professionals. However, if you prefer a device with a higher refresh rate for smoother visuals in fast-paced games, you might need to look elsewhere. Overall, Gigabyte Aero 16 combines performance with a quality display and is suitable for users who require a laptop for power-intensive tasks and appreciate good screen quality. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • High-resolution screen
  • Good port selection with USB-C
  • Touchscreen support
  • Excellent color accuracy for professionals
  • Capable of heavy tasks like 3D rendering
Cons
  • Heavier than average, affects portability
  • Average battery life
  • Mediocre speaker quality
  • Lacks Ethernet port for wired internet

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aero 16 is well-suited for general use owing to its powerful Intel i7 CPU and ample 16 GB of RAM, ensuring smooth multi-tasking and responsive performance. Additionally, its high-quality OLED screen delivers sharp visuals and vivid colors, enhancing the user experience for both work and entertainment, while its respectable portability and battery life make it a versatile choice for users on the go.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Build Quality:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,260
Release Date
October 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.8'' x 0.88''
Weight
5.07 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (105 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
3840 x 2400
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
368 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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7.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
0
USB-C ports
3
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Tom's Hardware

Isaac Rouse | May 2022
"The Gigabyte Aero 16 is a workstation laptop for light gaming. It's design is still muted, with a silver chassis alongside a black keyboard and trackpad that provides some contrast. The Gigabyte Aero’s full-size chiclet-style keyboard is enjoyable to type on thanks to its snappy feel and responsiveness. The 4K+ AMOLED display is good, but it could be better. It doesn’t handle true black very well and suffers from strong reflections and glare. The Gigabyte Aero excels at productivity performance and can keep up with other gaming laptops in 1080p. But it has very few ports and its refresh rate leaves a bit to be desired."

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