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Gigabyte retools Aero and Aorus laptop lines with Comet Lake H and GeForce Super GPUs


Gigabyte is retooling its Aero and Aorus laptop lines with the latest Intel Comet Lake H CPUs and Nvidia’s GeForce Super GPUs, and clearing up some confusion about who should buy which product line. 

The Gigabyte Aorus line of laptops is aimed mostly at professional gamers (and likely aspiring pro gamers, too). On Thursday the company announced the Aorus line would offer Intel’s latest 10th-gen Comet Lake H CPUs and Nvidia’s GeForce Super GPUs.

Gigabyte’s famous Aero series is pitched mostly toward content creation professionals. Those Aero laptops also get Intel and Nvidia’s latest, along with premium OLED and HDR displays. 

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The Aorus features a privacy cover for the low-mount webcam. Sure, you’ll complain it’s low mount but then, “Hey look Asus, a webcam on a gaming laptop!”

Although both the Aero and Aorus lines offer high-performance laptops, they offer distinct differences for creators vs. gamers. The gaming-oriented Aorus 17X, Aorus 17G, and Aorus 15G use Omron mechanical keys, for one.

Mechanical keyboards aren’t new to laptops, but frankly, we’ve been mostly let down by those we’ve tried in the past. Gigabyte might be onto something with Aorus, though. We tried them at CES, and rather than our typical “is this really mechanical, because it doesn’t feel like it” reaction, we actually thought they were pretty, well, mechanical.

Some might be bummed that the Aorus screens’ refresh rates go “only” to 240Hz, but we suspect only truly insatiable gamers will care. Gigabyte doesn’t break out exact configurations and prices, but the Aorus 17X will range from $2,400 to $3,800, while the Aorus 17G will cost from $1,800 to $2,800. The smaller Aorus 15G starts at $1,700 and ranges up to $2,900.

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