A NEW Level of Gimmick? Gigabyte Aero 15 x9 Review

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  • Anhi Pham
    Anhi Pham 2 days ago

    @Linus Tech Tips Can you do a review of the new Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED ? I want to use it for 3D-Animation and Rendering. I am not sure about thermal throttling in the new chassis with more air vents. There are versions with GTX 1660Ti and RTX 2060 and not sure which is better for my needs. Awesome Channel by the way!

  • Matin Far
    Matin Far 3 days ago +2

    Is it just me or are these new laptops getting ridiculously expensive?? The Aero is the cheapest of three shown in the video and it's $2400!

  • Srijae Datta
    Srijae Datta 6 days ago

    I'll choose Zephyrus S

  • Nicholas Bleker
    Nicholas Bleker 8 days ago

    Instead of a RTX 2070 Max-Q, I wish we had the option to have the GPU be a RTX 2060 instead, and that not being a Max-Q version. This would help reduce the cost of the laptop and make it more appealing to those that just want to have the ability to turn on ray tracing in their games, while not spending so much to get that ability. Sure you might loose out on a few frames and overall have a weaker performance then the more stronger GPUs, but I don’t anyone is gonna be complaining if whatever they’re playing is at a very steady 60fps or one that’s around that area with ray tracing on. Aside from that, this laptop might be my first upgrade from the Acer Nitro 5 laptop that I’m using now. That 94 WH battery and 1TB of storage is hard to turn down, especially when it is one of the only reasonably priced laptops out their to have this in it.

  • Tucker Karman
    Tucker Karman 13 days ago

    How does the processor do with a laptop fan on the bottom?

  • Levi Johnson
    Levi Johnson 15 days ago

    haha "Holy crap STOP DOING THIS" amen

  • NvrUseYur RealName
    NvrUseYur RealName 21 day ago

    The webcam's audio was CERTAINLY TRASH, but I didn't think the video looked all that bad, compared to webcams I've used in the past(which were pretty crappy). Then again, I don't use webcams much at all so... whatev.

  • Simon Vader
    Simon Vader Month ago

    Another bonus with this one I found was that it’s got a huge prime discount of $150. Holy crap!

  • Fandabidozi
    Fandabidozi Month ago

    shout out to basil

  • Jacob Mcdaniel
    Jacob Mcdaniel Month ago +2

    You should have just waited a month to review the overhauled design haha

  • -MAS-
    -MAS- Month ago

    After watching your video I've compared the three devices and ended purchasing the Aero 15-X9
    But I've paid around 2660$ :( in order to get it as I live far from the USA
    I've chosen the I7 processor as I don't think a unit this thin will be able to cool the I9 pretty well, so no actual gain.
    For the graphics, I think RTX-2070 is enough since I'm a developer and a casual gamer so no need to pay more for the RTX-2080.
    For the screen also I think UHD for development is not meaningful :/
    Finally for the performance!!!???
    I told you I'm far away from the USA so waiting for it to arrive in order to know :)

  • Save us M1SAKI
    Save us M1SAKI Month ago

    Didn’t even talk about build quality :/

  • RottenRyan100
    RottenRyan100 2 months ago

    Linus hates bezels....

  • arbington
    arbington 2 months ago +3

    “Dongle Embracer”

  • DudeSkinnyTall
    DudeSkinnyTall 2 months ago

    So almost 2 weeks ago we get new i7-9850h etc officially released and why would I want a laptop full of last year gen. now?

  • Manoeuvre TV
    Manoeuvre TV 2 months ago

    Wish reviews showed the power adapter and total weight including the adapter. No point having a thin and light if the laptop has a huge ac adapter?

  • Buda Ultimate Gamer
    Buda Ultimate Gamer 2 months ago

    I Love your videos Linus !!!!

  • iDBS
    iDBS 2 months ago

    Add liquid metal on this laptop 😅

  • G
    G 2 months ago

    There is a possibility that there is a software application that provides the same features like the so-called "AI." Just wished I knew the name of such an app.

  • Sun NY
    Sun NY 2 months ago

    9:20 AERO have i9 not i7..

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 2 months ago

    9:42 - You told us that was a dead meme in your 2060 review. I don't know what to believe anymore. 😭

  • mjc0961
    mjc0961 2 months ago

    Nobody uses the camera anyway. They always get taped over. Stop including them.

  • Will Nash
    Will Nash 2 months ago

    What do you think about the even newer version of the aero?

  • Stanislav Knyazev
    Stanislav Knyazev 2 months ago +1

    Its screen and quality is much better than razer blade has. Check out amazon reviews on real customers of razer blade - noise whine + shitty screen and shitty battery, no pros at all comparable to Aero. Also Dell design is garbage, no minimalism. So why you saying its better to buy razer/dell?

  • Fiction Fraction
    Fiction Fraction 2 months ago

    when u can afford a $2500 worth laptop! doesnt matter to pay few 100s for the logo

    GΞNΛCIDΞR SHO 2 months ago

    How is the MSI G6F3 8RC, i5 8th gen, GTX 1050 for gaming?
    Since it having like one fan so i'm kinda worried about it's cooling...

  • Matt Prior
    Matt Prior 2 months ago +1

    Laptops are too expensive... The end

  • TWR Electronics
    TWR Electronics 2 months ago +2

    Sorry but I'm going to say razer is the worst for reliability concerns. Are you part of the cult?

  • Jared Hernandez
    Jared Hernandez 2 months ago

    Is this a full 4 lanes Thunderbolt port?

  • foetor
    foetor 2 months ago

    Got mine x8 today and love it 😬

    PRIMAX XYG 2 months ago

    Love from indian bro
    I am watch video frpm when you have only 1000k subs

  • Alan Philpott
    Alan Philpott 2 months ago +1

    Love the way you can skip 10 seconds straight past the intro reel. Perfect intro length.

  • MaxSettings
    MaxSettings 2 months ago +1

    I always install a clean version of OS and setting battery/system to PERFORMANCE

  • Eric Lambert
    Eric Lambert 2 months ago +21

    I bought the i7 version one month ago, really happy with it, it just works perfectly for everything, and of course it's a beast in gaming.

    • Eric Lambert
      Eric Lambert 20 days ago

      @Chanrith JR the rtx 2070 max-Q

    • Chanrith JR
      Chanrith JR 20 days ago

      @Eric Lambert what gpu?

    • boy638
      boy638 2 months ago +1

      @Eric Lambert Oh my, US market really has it better.

    • Eric Lambert
      Eric Lambert 2 months ago

      @boy638 got it for 2350 EUR

    • boy638
      boy638 2 months ago

      how much you got it for?

  • Alkhemist 95
    Alkhemist 95 2 months ago

    Yeah. Keep reading, you dink.

  • syam babu
    syam babu 2 months ago +1

    make a pop up camera like in the new phones.

  • HateG Plus
    HateG Plus 2 months ago

    Sha-see not cha-see

  • Cam Mewton
    Cam Mewton 2 months ago

    you're pretty brave, turning your back on that pissed off AI

  • Franklin Castillo
    Franklin Castillo 2 months ago


  • Henry xxA
    Henry xxA 2 months ago

    Mine only hits 100 FPS csgo. Please help

  • Tolipop Jia
    Tolipop Jia 2 months ago

    Wonder if the source of the zebra crossings video could be provided?

  • Anon Commenter
    Anon Commenter 2 months ago

    But the AI is in the software...

  • Scheurer
    Scheurer 2 months ago

    i dont really get the price argument. if you already spend almost over 2500$ on a gaming laptop, what are 200$ then?

  • frederick8o8
    frederick8o8 3 months ago

    Is it me or audio is slightly off?

  • Almir Ramadanovic
    Almir Ramadanovic 3 months ago

    Hey I want to get my first gaming laptop but I’m don’t understand if it’s good or not I found it in amazon could you make a review for it or reply to me here type this in amazon search bar thx! Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6" FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh, Intel i7-8750H, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Aeroblade Metal Fans PH315-51-78NP

  • Lefteyehawk
    Lefteyehawk 3 months ago

    if this is an AI, what is the MSI Afterburner, etc., you can even overclock with this tools

  • Eighty8sh
    Eighty8sh 3 months ago

    Artificial. it's in the name.
    The impression of better. Placebo effect.

  • Kurtis Depauw
    Kurtis Depauw 3 months ago

    I never have any idea what in the hell Linus is talking about, yet I'm constantly driven back to just simply listen and wish I were more intellectually inclined.

  • Chris Lighthall
    Chris Lighthall 3 months ago

    Linus when are you going to review a nose hair trimmer? jk

  • dwiddleD
    dwiddleD 3 months ago

    i literally spit out the milk in my mouth when linus said AI

  • dwiddleD
    dwiddleD 3 months ago

    i literally spit out the milk in my mouth when linus said AI

  • subash lama
    subash lama 3 months ago

    so its like the ultra instinct of laptops

  • Keefe Overby
    Keefe Overby 3 months ago

    Yeah games and stuff cool, but what about the hash rate?

  • Rex Lastname
    Rex Lastname 3 months ago

    my x8's keyboard's been broken for 4 months and i'm still looking for a goddamn keyboard replacement.

  • Matt Farel
    Matt Farel 3 months ago

    best channel ever

  • Wector Cze
    Wector Cze 3 months ago

    what is it on the left from linus were you playing kal-toh

  • HellaHellaHella HEY
    HellaHellaHella HEY 3 months ago

    Next up acer nitro 7 when it comes out.

  • Christian Troia
    Christian Troia 3 months ago

    for the price i would just put it in to a build

  • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈
    〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈 3 months ago

    A Ryzen 7 1700 laptop can get better render times in blender compared to those i9's and cost WAY less than those 3 $h1tty ones.

  • Alexander Talashov
    Alexander Talashov 3 months ago

    There is an Y9 version that holds the RTX 2080, so why you didn't test that instead

  • Yearls
    Yearls 3 months ago

    Who has that sort of money to throw away on a laptop that can't outlive a phone?

  • Alex Mort
    Alex Mort 3 months ago

    Oh the ignoring of MSI...

  • Raina Lane
    Raina Lane 3 months ago

    Battery leave the chat

  • scruffy pugs
    scruffy pugs 3 months ago

    3:13 - 3:14 "for less money's"

  • NickAirsoft
    NickAirsoft 3 months ago

    “Optimizes for gaming by upping the fan and optimized for light work by enhancing acoustics” sounds like a normal fan curve to me

  • Joham Diaz
    Joham Diaz 3 months ago

    Hyundai kanabo

  • ZepG
    ZepG 3 months ago

    If I ever wanted to own a laptop this might be the one, I never use a webcam and I couldn't care less about fast typing or fan noise. I like the fact we can open the case and upgrade.

  • Dashiell
    Dashiell 3 months ago +1

    The lesbian one is back

  • JoshuaVendetta
    JoshuaVendetta 3 months ago

    Well linus where else they gonna put the webcam? how about they put it in the display, A PUNCH OUT HOLE SCREEN!!! ...that will surely piss everyone off

  • BrandonStaires
    BrandonStaires 3 months ago

    Looking forward to that Alienware m15 review!