Gigabyte Aero 5

Gigabyte Aero 5

Gigabyte Aero 5

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Gigabyte Aero 5 has a midrange price and offers noteworthy features for creative professionals and gamers. It has ample storage and memory, a powerful Intel i7 processor, and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, making it suitable for demanding tasks like 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering work. With an OLED screen that provides excellent colors and resolution, it is ideal for tasks that require color accuracy. The battery life is average, and at over 5 pounds, it's less portable than other options. It comes with a variety of modern ports, including Thunderbolt, HDMI, and USB-C charging. The keyboard is backlit with a number pad and the laptop can handle intensive gaming. However, its fans may get noisy under heavy use, and its overall build is good but not the highest quality available. 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.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution display
  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Strong general performance
  • Capable of hardware ray tracing
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
Cons
  • Heavier than similar laptops
  • Average battery life
  • Mediocre webcam quality
  • Limited portability

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
The Gigabyte Aero 5 is particularly well-suited for engineering and design due to its robust hardware, which includes a high-performing CPU and a powerful GPU, essential for tasks that demand heavy computational power. Furthermore, the high screen quality with vibrant colors enhances visual clarity and detail, which is crucial for design precision and visual-intensive work.
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
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aero 5 excels in gaming and 3D because it has a powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti GPU that delivers exceptional graphics performance. Additionally, its 15.6-inch OLED screen produces vivid colors and deep blacks, enhancing visual immersion in games and 3D applications.
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.
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.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
3.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,250
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 10'' x 1.08''
Weight
5.07 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (130 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
15.6"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
446 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.8/10
Portability Score
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6.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
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
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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The Tech Revolutionist

Zhi Cheng | May 2022
"It is unfortunate that the Gigabyte AERO notebook series have seem to lost its charm, as it’s not exactly any much different from the AORUS series now. Regardless, content creators and designers will certainly still appreciate the features on the AERO 5 XE4, which are fundamental to their work. This largely revolved around the notebook’s display, which is colour calibrated and validated, high resolution (4K) and with great AMOLED colour representation. Now that the AERO 5 XE4 has improved its performance with the latest CPU and GPU, the professionals can also appreciate the improved productivity from the notebook."

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