Gigabyte’s Aero 14 Arrives In The US

Gigabyte announced that its lightweight Aero 14 gaming laptop is now available in the US. We first saw the device shortly before Computex, and now we know exactly what the US version of the Aero 14 will have under the hood.

Not much has changed since Gigabyte first debuted the Aero 14, which features an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor with 16 GB of DDR4-2133 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics module. Previously, Gigabyte said it would offer GTX 965M variants and up to 32 GB of memory, but it appears that version hasn’t made it to the US yet. The Aero 14 appears to have a static build and Gigabyte does not offer the ability to customize it.

Storage consists of an M.2 SATA SSD with 512 GB of capacity, and the Aero 14 has room for another M.2 SATA SSD. The 14-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display runs at 60 Hz, and you can connect additional monitors using the HDMI 2.0 port or mini-DisplayPort. Gigabyte indicates the 94.24 Wh battery can provide up to 10 hours of runtime, although this estimation is surely made with light, non-gaming workloads.

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ProductGigabyte Aero 14 (US)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ
Memory16 GB DDR4-2133
Graphics OptionsNvidia GeForce GTX 970M
Display14” 2560 x 1440 QHD IPS (60 Hz)
Video Output- HDMI 2.0- Mini DisplayPort
Storage512 GB M.2 SATA SSD
Ports- USB 3.0 x3- USB 3.1 (Gen 2, Type-C)- SD Card Reader
Networking802.11ac WiFi
BatteryLi-Polymer 94.24 WH (Up to 10-Hour Usage)
Dimensions (L x W x H)13.19 x 9.84 x 0.78 inches
Weight4.19 lbs.

The Gigabyte Aero 14 is available now from Newegg at an MSRP of $1,599. Currently, it is available in black, green or orange models.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • warezme
    Spec wise it is an amazing deal. I'm not sure why you would want a big laptop at this price point. It has the power of the Razer Blade but cheaper and way way cheaper than the Macbook Pro that doesn't even offer a decent GPU.
  • jasonelmore
    We are so close to Mobile Pascal GPU's it'd be silly to put down close to $2k for a gaming laptop. Just wait a couple months. The GPU upgrade will be huge. normally something is always around the corner and it doesnt pay off to wait if you need it now, but Pascal is so much better than maxwell, it earns a exception. Also buyers beware of Gigabyte Customer Support and RMA Department, they are not known to be the best in the biz.