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GIGABYTE Releases the First 4K+ Laptop

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, the world's top leading brand of personal computers, now proudly presents the AERO Creator Laptop Series with the 12th Generation Intel Core Processors: AERO 16, AERO 17, and AERO 5. As the concept of the Metaverse blossoms, immersive content has been regarded as a crucial element for Metaverse development, and the Creator Laptops are expected to become extremely popular with their unique positioning: high performance with premium visual experiences. Targeting the Generation-Z creators and in response to the wishes of the massive user base, the GIGABYTE AERO Series product aspires to be a visionary masterpiece that breaks through the new epoch of 16" Creator Laptop as 16:10 4K+ OLED and AmLED display technologies are introduced to the series for the first time, along with the evolution of product designs. Rooted in humanity and heading back to nature, its appearance consists of the pure aesthetics from the integrally formed chassis crafted through CNC technology, and the core tenets are driven by the powerful core performance accompanied by minimalist designs, granting endless splendid wonders to the creators while intensifying the immersion of their creative journey. A trend of laptop replacement is to be expected.



AERO 16: Boosting Efficiency with the Golden Ratio of 16:10
GIGABYTE is now launching the epoch-making 16" Creator Laptop, with every detail tailor-made for designers and content creators. By squeezing the 16" 16:10 4K+ OLED and AmLED screen to the traditional 15" laptop body, the work area has significantly increased 12% in the viewing area compared to the previous generations. Not only does it retain the outstanding accurate color performance on the screen, but the series also possesses the advantage of being the world's only dual display color-certified laptop series. The latest upgrade includes two models from the 12th Generation of Intel Core, the i9-12900HK and i7-12700H processors, with the top configuration of 10 nm process and up to 14 cores, offering a substantial increase compared to the previous generation in terms of system performance. This shall significantly optimize the performances of major media editing software and 3D rendering tools, shortening the workflow while increasing the productivity. As for the graphics, exceptional from the previous generation, the latest version of the series is equipped with the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 GPUs and can be upgraded to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at most, enabling phenomenal enhancement to be expected in the multimedia processing speed and special effects display.

AERO 17: Ultra Narrow Bezel on All Sides—Home Theatre on the Go
For creators who spend countless hours on their laptops, the screen size is a major factor determining the pleasantness of long working sessions. Collaborating with AUO, GIGABYTE integrates the latest AmLED (adaptive mini LED) display technology to the brand new AERO 17 Creator Laptop. With the exclusive dynamic adjustment technology and the revolutionary mini-LED backlight design, interoperate with each other while adjusting real-time and precise adaptive local dimming techniques based on scenarios and images without the users even noticing. Integrated with GIGABYTE's gigantic 4-sided super narrow bezel screen design, plus the wider color space and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 high contrast certification, GIGABYTE's collaboration with AUO results in unparallelable immersive visual experiences, providing a theater-like, realistic, and visually shocking feast to the users, redefining Creator Laptops' power and leading GIGABYTE to reach the peak performance of visuals.

In addition, GIGABYTE always strives to be the most creator-friendly, which has resulted in AERO 16 and AERO 17's groundbreaking product feature of having the I/O port integrated with Type-C for transmission and connection, creating a smooth and pleasurable outline contour for the laptop. It includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, which will take care of all the transmission, display, and one of the built-in PD charging functions with just one cable. An AERO Hub 4-in-1 USB-C is also included, allowing users to set up their mobile workstation anywhere and anytime. It supports the new generation DDR5 RAM and PCIe Gen4 SSD, speeding up the reading and overall performance. The brand-new webcam placement supports the Windows Hello face recognition to login, guaranteeing your information security.

AERO 5: The New Blood With an affordable Price—Classic Graphics Powerhouse
The classic is reborn. In addition to AERO 16 and 17, the two aces of the Creator Laptop living up to fans' expectations, GIGABYTE is also launching the midnight black version of AERO 5 Creator Laptop. It still comes with the full set of marvelous 4K OLED DNAs and various I/O ports. Regarding the performance, it is equipped with 12th Generation Intel Core 12th i7-12700H Processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU, satisfying all creators' deepest desire for graphics performances under the fullest watts without getting blocked by a premium price tag. It's time to get yourself the first Creator Laptop of your life.



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1. What is 4K+?
2. Why would anyone need it in a laptop?
 
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4K & a 3080 you should get you 30 min battery time just browsing the web. Should just leave the battery out at this point.
 
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I hope they improve the fans on this. My gigabyte aero 17 isn't even a year old and one of the fans is already making noises.
 
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1. What is 4K+?
2. Why would anyone need it in a laptop?
1&2 - because Gigabyte needs a marketing gimmick and a "First".

Any "creator" out there will plug this to a high res external display.
 
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1. The clue is in the aspect ration 16:10, so this is a 3860 x 2400 screen, hence 4K+
2. Overkill in 15.6" IMO, would much prefer a 2560 x 1600 screen.
Makes sense, thanks.

It's not only overkill, but it taxes your GPU unnecessarily if you want to run your games at native resolution. Not to mention the ridiculous desktop scaling you'd have to use, which messes up old apps that don't support it. 1080p is perfectly fine at 15" (or up to 25" on desktop) imo.
 
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4K is already a higher resolution that necessary. This is a marketing number that is being abused to con those who will pay for higher numbers, even when they harm the product and buyer in equal measure.

Apple understands this; "Retina" displays mean that their DPI is as high as required for human vision to be unable to see any further detail. It's telling that the 14" MBP models have 3K displays and the 16" MBP models are 3.5K. There are blogs that show the calculations Apple have done, proving that Retina resolution is already better than required, it still meets that "Retina" standard even when taking into account people who have better than 20:20 vision sitting closer than is ergonomically sensible to the display.

Having used 4K 14" laptops I can say with certainty that the impact on battery life, brightness, and cost are significant, whilst the additional resolution over alterantive WQHD panels (2.5K) is negligible, to the point that I need to put my nose on the screen to see the pixels. At normal viewing distances, the only obvious difference is that the 2.5K screens look much better because of the improved brightness and will continue to run for an additional two hours or more on battery.
 
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