After 14 months of the Dell XPS15 and a nightmare support experience (read more here), I am making the switch to a new laptop, the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED to be precise.
This time around, I was determined to buy a laptop that came with a better warranty than the one year provided by Dell, and I wanted a local store that I could go back to should I have any difficulties. I did a huge amount of research on what was available to suit my needs, which is that I wanted a computer that is now being called a ‘creators’ computer. A creators computer is essentially a gaming computer with a 4K screen. A creators computer and a gamer’s computer have one thing in common, the need for a powerful graphics card, as it is the graphics card that is used for gaming, and more and more for video editing and photo editing.
Gamers however need a screen that has a fast refresh rate, and 4K screen tech at this point does not offer the kind of speeds they need, but are more than capable for video and photo editing needs. After looking at all offerings currently available, the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED ticked all the boxes, and the key point here is ‘currently available’ as other manufacturers are scrambling to release their own creator laptops, they simply have not hit the market yet.
The list of features the Gigabyte Aero offers is extensive, starting with the gorgeous 4K AMOLED display that is individually calibrated for accuracy before leaving the factory. By all reports, it is the best screen ever put on a laptop to date. Next is the NVIDIA RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card, which is about 5 times more capable than the GTX1050 Ti that was in my Dell XPS.