CPU: INtel Core i7-11800H | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Display: 15.6-inch 4K OLED
Gigabyte is best known for its Aorus range of gaming laptops and components, but its Aero range also provides some attractive options for professional content creators too. The company recently updated the popular Aero 15 OLED, which, as the name implies, provides a high-quality 15.6-inch OLED display that is suitable for a wide range of creative and design tasks. It's not the lightest laptop of this size, but it certainly packs plenty of power for high-end graphics and video work.
It has to be said, though, that Gigabyte's website is less than helpful. It lists a wide range of options for the CPU, GPU, and other components, but you can't buy directly from Gigabyte so you'll need to search around online to find the configuration that you require.
It's worth shopping around, though, as the Aero is competitively priced, with the most commonly available configuration costing $1,599.00 with a 1st generation i7-11800H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, and 16GB memory, and 1TB solid-state drive. That combination will provide plenty of power for professional users.
But Aero's crowning glory is the Samsung OLED display, which provides 4K resolution, with support for HDR400 and the DCI-P3 colour standard for professional video editing. It's well connected too, with one Thunderbolt 4 port, three USB-A (3.2), HDMI, and mini-DisplayPort for connecting external displays, a combo 3.5mm audio input/output, an SD card reader, and an Ethernet port.
- 4K OLED display
- Powerful GPU
- Good connectivity
- Competitive price
- Limited upgrade options
- On the heavy side