Gigabyte’s Aero 14 Updated With GTX 1060 Graphics

Gigabyte’s thin and light Aero 14 gaming laptop was updated (finally) to Nvidia 10-series graphics, with a GTX 1060 now under the hood.

Not much has changed from the original specification, with the Aero 14 sporting an Intel Core i7-6700HQ, up to 32GB of DDR4-2133, and up to a 1TB NVMe SSD. The 2560x1440 IPS display wasn’t well-suited for the previous model (with a GTX 970M GPU) if you wanted to push high settings at the screen’s native resolution, but the new Aero 14, configured with a GTX 1060, seems like a better pairing.

The previously-available U.S. model, which featured 16GB of memory and a 512GB PCIe SSD, also received the GPU update. The new model keeps the storage and memory the same as the previous iteration, and the new GPU added only $100 to the former MSRP.

The new Gigabyte Aero 14 will be available in the U.S. early this month--just in time for the holidays--with an MSRP of $1,699. As before, it comes in black, orange, and green finishes.

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ProductGigabyte Aero 14 (US)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700HQ
Memory16GB (1x16GB) DDR4-2133
Graphics OptionsNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
Display14” 2560 x 1440 QHD IPS (60 Hz)
Video Output- HDMI 2.0- Mini DisplayPort
Storage512GB M.2 PCIe 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)335 x 250 x 19.9 mm
Weight1.89 kg (4.16 lbs.)
Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • Clamyboy74
    Better than the razer blade imo
  • Clamyboy74
    also, 94.24 wh battery is huge, definitely a deal breaker
  • wifiburger
    ah gigabyte the professional looking notebook for work that is actually a gaming machine :-), loved bringing my p37x v4 to work everyday and actually playing during luch breaks at my desk :-)

    try that with any other gamming notebook you end up fired or the entire staff noticing you gaming !
  • phimath
    "The new model keeps the storage and memory the same as the previous iteration, and the new GPU added only $100 to the former MSRP."

    Do you have a model number or any other information on this? I want to purchase an Aero 14 with 2 m.2 slots and a 1060, but this article is the only place I can find any mention of such a configuration.