Gigabyte 14" AERO 14 Pro Gaming Laptop with USB Type C

14" Gigabyte Aero 14-W-CF1, Core i7 6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, 3GB GeForce GTX 970M, USB 3.0 Type C, Win 10 Pro

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Gigabyte - Gaming Notebook - GeForce GTX - Core i7 - WQHD Display - AERO 14-W-CF1

Gigabyte AERO Series | Gaming Notebook

The AERO is GIGABYTE’s brand-new gaming laptop / notebook. This super-slim laptop boasts formidable primary components that will run old and new games with ease. It features USB Type-C, a WQHD (2560 x 1440) 14" display and many in-built features to maximize this gaming laptops potential.

CPU
Intel Core i7 6700HQ

GPU
GeForce GTX 970M

RAM
DDR4 16GB 2133MHz

STORAGE
512GB SSD (PCIe - Based)

STYLISH GAMER LAPTOP

Professional Surface | Gaming Components

Through NIL (Nano-Imprint Lithography) the Aero has a sleek and unique design. This unique and environmentally friendly process grants the Aero 14 a 3D look and feel, while retaining its original solid metallic feel. The Aero 14 comes in three colors: black, green, and orange.
*Always inquire about the laptops colour

WQHD PORTABLE GAMING EXPERIENCE

WQHD Laptop Display | Immersive Gaming

Get more from you media, whether that be games, film or any other. Utilizing WQHD will allow you to get a true sense of overwhelming sizes, detail filled environments and truely immerse you within your media. The WQHD that this GIGABYTE gaming laptop boasts uses a 2560 x 1440 pixel count for in-depth visuals.

ADVANCED LAPTOP MACROS

Gaming Macro Functions

Utilize the exclusive macro keys complete with a Macro Hub from MSI, capable of setting combination keys for complicated operations. With rapid responses of macro keys, you can trigger numerous attacks simultaneously ensuring in-game dominance.
*Macro HUB version can depend on laptop

ENHANCED AUDIO FOR GAMES

Laptop Audio | Dolby Digital Plus

The audio in the this gaming laptop has been supplied by Dobly Digital Plus. This audio technology creates a realistic in-game sound that lets you clearly hear everything from explosions to footsteps. Surround Virtualizer creates a virtualized surround sound experience of stereo or multichannel content over built-in speakers. Whether you’re playing games or watching Blu-ray, experience real entertainment.
*Dolby Home Theater version may differ depending on the laptop

LAPTOP FAN CONTROL

Fan Tweak | Gaming Performance Control

The fans embedded into the laptop can be customized to your preferred speed or you can utilize the 4 fan modes. For a peaceful process turn on quiet mode or choose gaming mode for intense gaming sessions.

IN-GAME LAPTOP STREAMING

Record/Stream Epic Gaming Moments

XSplit Gamecaster lets you easily stream and record your greatest gaming moments at the click of a button. It's simple, easy to use, and perfect for sharing your gameplay with the world. Plus, you can add a webcam to show your gamer-face, add image overlays, in-game annotations and more!

LAPTOP COMPONENTS CONTROL

Gaming Laptop Control Center

The Smart Dashboard allows you to monitor your system information in real-time. It shows CPU & GPU loads, temperature, fan speed, network conditions and power scheme. All this with a single glance.

*Product specifications and product appearance may differ from country to country.

USB TYPE-C READY LAPTOP

Latest Laptop Connections

The USB type-C is a universal connector, connecting a USB is no longer a fuss. More importantly the USB 3.1 Type-C has twice the throughput of USB 3.0, transferring 100GB video in as little as 80 seconds!

LAPTOP BATTERY LIFE

Long Lasting Laptop Life

Mobile gamers or anybody who likes to game on the move will find a vital part of their gaming laptop is a dependable, long-life battery. Compared to other slim, gaming laptops this battery kicks out an additional 21% energy generating up to 8 hours of usage, whether gaming or using resource-demanding application this uncompromised power will keep your gaming cravings at bay.

Specifications
Processor
CPU Type Intel Core i7 6700HQ
CPU Speed 2.6 GHz
CPU Boost 3.5 GHz
CPU Cores Quad Core
CPU Threads 8
Display
Screen Size 14"
Screen Type LED-backlit IPS LCD
Touchscreen No
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Refresh Rate  
NVIDIA G-Sync Technology No
RAM Memory
Memory 16GB (2x8GB)
Memory Type DDR4 SO-DIMM
Memory Speed DDR4 - 2133
Maximum Memory Supported 32GB (2x16GB)
Storage Drives
HDD Capacity N/A
SSD Capacity 512 GB
Storage Type SSD (PCIe - based)
Graphics
Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Graphics Memory 3GB
Graphics Memory Type  
CUDA Cores  
Graphics Core Clock  
Graphics Boost Clock  
Graphics Memory Bus  
Multi-GPU NVIDIA SLi No
GeForce GTX VR Ready No
I/O
I/O
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone / Mic
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 3 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
  • 1 x WiFi 802.11ac/BT4.1 Module
Other Motherboard Specifications
Optical Drive N/A
Card Reader Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Webcam Yes
Built-in microphone Yes
Keyboard Type/Language Chiclet Keys / English (UK) / White LED
Battery  
Colour Black
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
Dimensions 335 x 250 x 19.9 (WxHxD)
Weight (Inc. Battery) 1.89 kg
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
14 days
RTB Period:
14 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Gigabyte UK
Telephone:
08442449999
Reviews
14" Gigabyte Aero 14-W-CF1, Core i7 6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, 3GB GeForce GTX 970M, USB 3.0 Type C, Win 10 Pro is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall a great machine more people should know about. Gigabyte deserve a lot of praise for it. Overall a great machine. Gigabyte deserve a lot of praise for it. I use this machine extensively every day since July 2016. Pros: - fairly light and small - fantastic matt screen - good battery life - very quiet machine that doesn't get warm or noisy unless under full strain - very impressive performance when needed (e.g. GPU rendering) - hard drive read speed (start up time is fastest I've ever experienced) - Nice finish inside. Great smooth black finish around the key board. Looks pretty elegant (which I find important when putting the laptop in front of a client) - it seems like it will be easy to get to the fans, should they require cleaning in the future - lit keyboard Cons: - hard drive write speed seems to be significantly slower than read speed - not so great finish outside (I personally don't like the faux carbon texture. A plain, sturdier (!) black lid with the same black finish used around the keyboard would have been nicer. The machine offers such a great performance that it could easily be a Macbook Pro replacement, if it looked a bit better from outside. The lid is not robust enough for my taste, so it has to be handled with a lot of care. Mine already has a small dent. (Can the cover be replaced?) - cranked power plug and adjacent bulky noise filter need improvement
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good all-rounder that is not heavy and has great battery life. I don't like: * Most of the laptop is plastic, it doesn't feel cheap, but I fear for the longevity. * The screen is not coated with anything scratch-proof (I know this is unusual because it is not a touch screen, but if you travel a lot, you will eventually damage the gorgeous display). * The rubber feet risers are functional, but seem very special, if you lose them, I think it will be very difficult to replace. * Gigabyte software that is included: ** The software works, you can update drivers and adjust the fan speed for gaming and change power levels, but it (the gigabyte software) feels sluggish, clunky, gigabyte should hire more/better people. I like: * The screen: it is soo pretty, so crisp and accurate, fantastic viewing angles, no silly touchscreen. (also the screen opens fully flat, so the laptop looks like a massive tablet with a keyboard). * Speakers: surprisingly good, not terrible, actually very adequate for indoor usage. * Keyboard: feels premium and is a joy to type on. * I/O: I do not mind NOT having an ethernet port, because I got one of those ethernet dongles that is also a USB3 hub, I am yet to exceed the bandwidth. The IO is MODERN!! * Fans/vents/cooling: while the fans ARE noisy at full speed, they keep the laptop under control while playing games. The laptop has a enough well placed vents for air intake and air outtake. * Size: The laptop is comfortable to work on and is not too small or too massive, 14" is the sweetspot for laptops. * Battery: the most bestest battery life of any windows/pc laptop ever. * Performance: I run Linux virtual machines with many many docker containers, blender, many many games (rust, no mans land, elite dangerous, stellaris, factorio, rocket league), visual studio with unity (not at the same time). I am very, very impressed at how capable this laptop is, but blender cycles rendering is not as fast as I expected, but it's good enough. * Crapware: there is almost no crapware at all, the installed OS is so clean, top marks (boo Lenovo, Asus, Dell, HP). * Looks: The laptop is okay looking I suppose, once you take the stickers off, it just looks a bit black and simple. I am okay with that, I like simple, clean functional.
Date published: 2016-08-16
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Questions & Answers

Confirm battery life?

Your site says 8 hours, Gigabyte UK and USA say 10 hours, any reason for the difference?
Asked by: ipcress
I can confirm 7-8 hours when using the machine for anything that doesn't strain the graphics card. I am using the laptop extensively every day since July 2016, and the battery life doesn't seem to have deteriorated. The onboard graphics cards is quite powerful, so I rarely use the dedicated card. When using the computer for more graphic intense tasks, it drops to about 5 hours. The great screen is almost too bright at 75%, so this helps battery life as well. Gigabyte deserve a lot of praise for this machine and more people should know about it. My feeling is that it can easily compete with the new high spec Macbook Pros at half the price tag.
Answered by: hmst
Date published: 2017-01-01
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Gigabyte 14" AERO 14 Pro Gaming Laptop with USB Type C
Gigabyte 14" AERO 14 Pro Gaming Laptop with USB Type C