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Why short yourself with a GeForce GTX when an RTX is so much better? With Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX Gaming Laptops, the best gaming laptop for school, you’ll have that power in your hands. Featuring a 6-core 9th Gen Intel Core i7—ideal for multitasking—and RTX 2070, you’re above recommended specs for playing Cyberpunk 2077.

Why We Like It – Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX

Featuring a 6-core 9th Gen Intel Core CPU and an incredibly powerful RTX 2070, the Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX wields more than enough power for schooling, and even more so for playing the latest and greatest Cyberpunk 2077.

Pros
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 w/ Max Q GPU
  • 6-core 9th Gen Intel Core i7
  • Within recommended specs for Cyberpunk 2077
Cons
  • Solid battery life, but could be better
  • Keyboard takes time getting used to

Power & Performance

With a CPU GPU combo such as the NVIDIA GeForce 2070 Max-Q and an Intel Core i7-9750H, playing titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a cakewalk on ultra settings at 1080p. You should see frames per second well over 60. With Azure AI, the platform will slowly adjust your setup for certain apps, including gaming performance. If you’re working with colors, it’s important you know this laptop’s OLED screen supports 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

Battery, Ports & Expandability

The Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX has a nice collection of ports to use, such as: miniDP 1.4, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3.1 Type C. There are options to expand, like its storage, but you have options to upgrade major hardware, like upgrading to an Intel Core i9 or bumping up to an RTX 2080 to compete with an ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop. Battery life is a tad short at just 5 hours.

Build Quality

Featuring a CNC aluminum chassis, the Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX has some solid build quality. It’s a huge step up when compared to a Lenovo IdeaPad I340 Gaming Laptop. The full size keyboard is nice, though the low key profile may take some time getting used to.

Value

It’s easy to see why the Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX blows the Alienware M15 Gaming Laptop out of the water: it’s simply a better machine. But on a budget, you may want the M15. So who is the Aero 15 RTX for? Gaming, yes, but it would also serve you well if you’re pursuing content creation. That DCI-P3 color gamut coverage is pretty nice if you need color accurate work.

Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX Wrap Up

The Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX is one monster of a machine; the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q alone should make you drool. With six cores from the Intel Core i7-9750H, you have ample multitasking space, in addition to 16GB of RAM and room for expanding. Are you ready to do your homework, then burn Night City to the ground, samurai?

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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