Date Joined: 11/26/18
Pros: Works as advertised. My aero15w becomes a real beast with dual ram kits. Would recommend to aero users.
Overall Review: Delivered from IL. Spent 4 days and arrived just before Christmas. Thanks newegg. Well done.
-Screen is really good for its color.
-Thin, light compared to others in gaming laptop category.
-Well built. Good quality hardware.
-Smart manager and smart update helped me a lot.
-With a i7-8750h you should expect a good performance in processing work.
-512GB SSB is sufficient for most people. And you can add one if you want to.
Cons: -Single ram limits gaming experience when you want more fps (>100). For some cpu and gpu intense games fps drops significantly (20%), according to YouTube channels.
-Camera that makes your nose so big.
-Needs to tune your system yourself in order to make this system stable. But after that everything is perfect.
Overall Review: Since I wanted to buy one more 16gb of ram kit and searched through forum, it is somehow disappointing to see that even for manufacturer validated models there are still crashes or issues. This is a bad thing I find unsatisfying.
But, if you don't play cpu-intense games, that's totally fine and this laptop has great performance on work.
You can set to different modes to fit your current work load. For games, set to high performance and the fan will be really noisy. For long battery life, set to power saver and frequency of CPU will be down to some 2000MHz. According to smart manager, it can last for 10 hours for web viewing.
In conclusion, after buying such a premium level laptop the first time, I think the best choice is a lightweight (some 1kg laptop)+ 1 desktop for performance. But if you can only get one, just get this. Everything (software and hardware) is well made (except single ram) It is definitely the bang for the buck.
When I add a ram kit for aero15w, this guy becomes a real beast.
For your reference, in csgo, I set graphics to low in 1080p, and set fps_menu_max 300.
When it was equipped with only 1ram (The original one from Kingston), fps was some 180 at most.
When it was equipped with 2 rams (1 Kingston 1 Crucial CT16G4SFD8266 from newegg), fps goes to 270.
Note: For cpu intense games, adding a ram really works.
Why are you doing this to me, Gigabyte, why not dual ram? This is a premium laptop and you should place it with 8gbx2 ram kits, which best releases the performance this model can get..