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GIGABYTE AORUS & AERO 2023 Laptop Buying Guide: Which is best for you?

GIGABYTE AORUS & AERO 2023 Laptop Buying Guide: Which is best for you?

2023 has seen a large uptick in the number of people that are looking to start using a high-performance laptop. This is thanks to vast improvements that have been made to computer hardware recently with regard to performance and efficiency. People are looking to take advantage of the abundance of new processing cores in the latest generation CPUs and take advantage of the huge leap in graphics performance. 


Purchasing a high-performance laptop is now a fantastic choice for gamers and content creators alike; however, with so many options being available, it can be daunting to know which laptop you should opt for. In 2023, GIGABYTE offers a variety of options of its own. This guide aims to clarify the choices for you, enabling you to discover the ideal laptop that meets your requirements.



For the Best Gaming Performance - AORUS 17X / 15X 


The AORUS 17X and AORUS 15X gaming laptops are the pinnacles of high-performance gaming laptops in the AORUS range. Housed within a stunning CNC-milled cover made of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, paired with an RGB light bar, these laptops have been finely crafted for gaming. If you're looking for the best of the best, these two powerhouses should top your list. 


AORUS 17X and AORUS 15X gaming laptops have been redesigned to accommodate the latest 13th gen CPUs from Intel. Supporting up to Intel 13th Gen i9 HX CPUs, these laptops can handle whatever you want to throw at them thanks to the improved performance cores packed inside.



The AORUS 17X and AORUS 15X utilize the full power of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards. The AORUS 17X supports up to RTX 4090 with the full-power 175W Max TGP for those looking for the absolute best available. By packing in the most powerful graphics cards on the market today, these gaming laptops ensure that you can enjoy your favorite games as the settings that you enjoy the most. 


Equipped with Advanced Optimus Technology, you can enjoy automatic graphics performance enhancements without requiring any manual software intervention on these two flagships. This feature guarantees a seamless gaming experience as you can rest assured that your battery life will not fail you midway through a competitive match of Apex Legends or CS:GO.


The upgraded WINDFORCE Infinity cooling system is being used with the AORUS 17X and AORUS 15X laptops. The AORUS 17X makes use of a quad-fan design with thinner blades. This allows the chassis to be 27% thinner than the previous generation, while paired with a large vapor chamber for up to a whopping 230W TDP. Meanwhile, the AORUS 15X is loaded with a dual-fan design with similarly thin blades and 5 heat pipes to dissipate heat quickly and efficiently.

The AORUS 17X and AORUS 15X gaming laptops offer a QHD IPS display with up to 240Hz refresh rates to pair with the punchy hardware. This means that you can get immersed in the realistic and vibrant graphics of your favorite RPG, MMO, or FPS. You are also presented with stunning visuals thanks to the 100% P3 color gamut of the AORUS 17X and the 100% sRGB of the AORUS 15X. Enjoy perfect visuals right out of the box.


  • Up to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 HX-Series 24 Cores Processor
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 Laptop GPU
  • WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling System 
  • Advanced Optimus: DDS Technology 
  • Supports DDR5-5600 Memory
  • 17.3" 16:9 QHD 2560x1440
  • 240Hz Refresh Rate
  • Windows 11 Home / Pro
  • Up to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 HX-Series 24 Cores Processor 
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU
  • WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling System 
  • Advanced Optimus: DDS Technology 
  • Supports DDR5-5600 Memory
  • Up to 15.6" 16:9 QHD(2560 x 1440) 240Hz Panel 
  • Windows 11 Home / Pro



Powerful Gaming in a Portable Package - AORUS 17 / 15 


With an ultra-sleek metal chassis as thin as 20.8mm, the AORUS 17 and AORUS 15 laptops have been completely redesigned for gamers looking for a reliable, high-performance gaming laptop that is perfect for gaming on the go. If you are a dedicated PC gamer who travels often, this stylish and slender duo can be a very smart investment.


When it comes to the processing power, they support up to Intel 13th Gen i7 H CPUs. Driving the graphics of the laptops you will find an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 laptop GPU with Dynamic Boost technology to take your gaming even further. If that’s not enough, the AORUS 17 supports 140W Max TGP



The laptops also make use of the revamped WINDFORCE Infinity cooling technology. This time the AORUS 17 has a triple-fan design consisting of 6 heat pipes, whilst the AORUS 15 opts for a dual-fan design with 5 heat pipes. These fans come equipped with blades that are up to 50% thinner than previous generations. These changes result in a chassis that is 27% thinner while also providing up to 103% more cooling area than before while keeping the noise level down to a minimum.

Both laptops offer MUX Switch Technology as well for maximum performance. This feature allows gamers to bypass the integrated GPU, allowing the dedicated GPU to take over for higher performance, higher frame rates, and less latency when running demanding games.


  • Up to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor H-Series
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU
  • Up to 17.3" 16:9 QHD (2560 x 1440) 240Hz Panel 
  • WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling System 
  • MUX Switch Technology 
  • Supports DDR5 Memory
  • Windows 11 Home / Pro
  • Up to 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor H-Series 
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU
  • Up to 15.6" 16:9 QHD (2560 x 1440) 165Hz Panel 
  • WINDFORCE Infinity Cooling System 
  • MUX Switch Technology 
  • Supports DDR5 Memory
  • Windows 11 Home / Pro


To learn more about our latest AORUS offerings, be sure to check out our overview video for a detailed look at each model.



Best 4K Display for Creators - GIGABYTE AERO 16 OLED 


The AERO 16 OLED is aimed at those that are looking for the best 4K display possible, especially creative professionals. Packed with an impressive 16-inch 4K UHD+ OLED display, 16:10 aspect ratio, and Cinema-grade DCI-P3 100% wide color gamut, the AERO 16 OLED has got you covered when every detail counts. 


Every AERO 16 OLED's display undergoes the most rigorous X-Rite 2.0 pre-calibration process before leaving the factory, ensuring that Delta E is less than 1. This means that you can expect the most accurate color reproduction straight out of the box. Additionally, the laptop is Pantone-validated, providing you with the assurance that the final printed product will match your intended design as it appears on the screen. This is especially critical for print-related projects.



In addition to the best-in-class color reproduction, the AERO 16 OLED boasts up to Intel 13th Gen Core i9-13900H CPU with a dedicated GeForce RTX 4070 GPU for those resource-hungry tasks. It is also NVIDIA Certified, meaning that you are provided with NVIDIA Studio Drivers in order to give you the highest levels of stability and performance in creative apps, and exclusive AI-powered NVIDIA tools. If you are someone that likes to unwind with your favorite PC games then have no fear, the dedicated graphics will allow you to game to your heart's content.


It is also beautifully crafted with the precision CNC milling. The connectivity is also brilliant, featuring two Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI 2.1 output, and a microSD card reader. 



Super Lightweight with Discrete Graphics - AERO 14 OLED


The AERO 14 OLED is the perfect choice for anyone in need of a fast and fabulous machine. Whether you're a content creator in search of a productivity workhorse on the go, a student seeking a portable companion that lasts all day on a single battery charge, or a multi-hyphenate in need of a machine for your multitasking lifestyle, AERO 14 OLED is sure to impress with its fast and fabulous performance.


The AERO 14 OLED is highly portable, weighing only 1.49 kg and measuring just 17mm in thickness. Despite its small size, it is powered by Intel 13th Gen Core i7-13700H CPU and up to GeForce RTX 4050 GPU, which can handle photo and 4K video editing tasks efficiently, making it ideal for those who are frequently on the move.



The laptop is also complemented by a stunning display. The 14-inch 2.8K QHD+ OLED display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, a cinema-grade DCI-P3 100% wide color gamut, and is factory-calibrated and Pantone-validated, just like its bigger brother. The laptop also includes TÜV Rheinland eyesafe® 2.0 and Low Blue Light certifications, giving you a flicker-free viewing experience and easing eye strain.


The laptop is a workhorse, too, boasting a 63Wh battery that can handle the needs of an entire working day upon a single charge. Even when the battery is running low, the laptop can be charged back to 50% in just 30 minutes with fast charging via USB-C.




We hope that the above content has been helpful in providing you with the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision. Before making your final move, be sure to consider your individual needs and preferences, and carefully review the features and benefits of each laptop. We recommend visiting our AORUS & AERO 2023 Laptops Landing Page to explore more about our offerings.


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pratik :
2023-03-10 15:52
Richard :
Aorus Numbah Wun!
2023-03-12 16:49
Excellent Finishes ; Eye-catching Design
2023-03-12 23:12
ShampooTime :
that battery...noice
2023-03-15 20:59
Unfortunately, there is no technical support. I deleted the recovery, and I could not restore it
2023-03-24 22:57
TM1 :
Comment for R&D and marketing departments - what would be really attention-catching is a twin-blade Katana design. Take the curved display from the 17 inch 2022 blog below, add two more behind it. Sliding out to the left and to the right. Making 17+17+17 =51 inch gaming notebook.\nSurround view and extra display space are of interest to: \n- 8K gamers, \n- designers who travel,\n- content creators who travel.\nCan Aorus make a prototype for 2024?
2023-05-12 18:04
ggobemio :
I really love the design and its unique.
2023-05-23 22:35
irineuXT :
esses ai aqui no braza, é dois celta e uma CGzinha
2023-07-21 00:48
Nole :
2023-07-25 21:22
Spotjuh :
Looks nice but not a fan of laptops
2023-07-26 07:00