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Gigabyte Aero 15 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

Two laptops with hybrid graphics show the limits of Linux, and the ease of Windows.
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Gigabyte Aero 15

A few characteristics of the Gigabyte Aero 15 are immediately obvious: The rainbow-lit keyboard, the fingerprint reader in the touchpad, and the OLED screen.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 ports

The Aero offers a reasonable selection of ports.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 other ports

The ports on the Aero are pushed down the side of the device to make way for ventilation.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 grill

The back grill of the Aero. One of the areas the ever-present fan sound emanates from. 

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Gigabyte Aero 15 bum

The bum grill of the Aero, and it will suck in dust

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Gigabyte Aero 15 dust

After only tens of hours of usage, this machine is already looking more vacuum cleaner than laptop. On its bum, anyway.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

A standard ThinkPad look for the X1 Extreme Gen 2 belies the grunty silicon within.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 display

The display is large and clear, but only offered in 1080 resolutions in this particular model.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 fingerprints

Same ThinkPad materials, same fingerprint markings as ever.

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