I have ordered my Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD, but the RAM is expandable to 64GB should I need it, (Update: I have now upgraded to 32GB RAM) and it has a second SSD slot which I will be filling with an Intel 2TB SSD. I ordered the Intel Core i9 version, which is the latest ninth generation Core i9 with 8 cores and 16 threads. In combination with the graphics card, I will have all the power I need for both photo and video editing on the go.
One of the other attractions of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED is the fact that it is designed with cooling in mind. With a Core i9 and and a RTX 2070 GPU there is a lot of heat to dissipate during heavy workloads such as video rendering, and Gigabyte have not compromised cooling for the sake of design such as one rather fruity computer company tends to do.
Being a photographer, it was important to have an SD card slot on my laptop and the Gigabyte Aero has a fast UHS-II SD Card Reader to make transfers as fast as possible. Included also is an RJ45 Ethernet port, 3 USB 3.1 Ports, 1 USB 3.1/DP1.4 Port, HDMI and Thunderbolt 3, the Gigabyte has all needs covered.
Security is also well considered, offering a fingerprint scanner embedded into the trackpad, and the in-built camera has a physical cover to block it properly.
The keyboard is a full width keyboard with number pad, and uses RGB lighting which is fully controllable from the provided Gigabyte software. Build quality is great, with the top lid milled from a solid billet of aluminium, and the main chassis made from compressed aluminium.
This is a lot of laptop for the money, and I can’t wait to start working with it! Check out the video below to see just how capable this laptop is!