GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED (2020) vs GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED (2019) – monstrous hardware into sleek chassis

The 2020 version of the GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED follows the philosophy of its predecessor – thin and light chassis that houses high-end hardware. The new device has the same exterior as the 2019 model but it has a lot of new features under its shell.

This time we have 10th gen Intel Comet Lake-H processor alongside the refreshed NVIDIA RTX Super GPUs including extra shader cores that provide an additional performance boost. The 4K OLED panel option is available too – this one can provide exceptional levels of color accuracy thanks to the factory-calibration, resulting in an average dE of <1.0.Let's check all the goodies that this laptop has to offer.You can check the prices and configurations of the GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED (2020) devices in our Specs System:

You can check the prices and configurations of the GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED (2019) devices in our Specs System:


Design: the same thin and light machine

Yes, just like ASUS, Gigabyte has decided to keep the same visual style for the 2020 model. The bezels around the display are super-thin – just 3mm and that leads to an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 89%. The notebook weighs exactly 2.0 kg and its profile is just 20 mm thanks to the aluminum build.



Display: pre-calibrated Full HD panel and a 4K OLED display

The GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED (2020) has two display variants. The first one is an IPS unit that has a 144Hz refresh rate and Full HD resolution – not bad for a default panel. However, if you prefer the benefit of vibrant colors and crisp resolution, to that of the higher refresh rate, the 4K OLED option is the better one for you. Both panels are factory calibrated and have average dE below 1.0 but we have to test that to be 100% sure, so take this information with a pinch of salt.



Hardware: powerful 8-core Comet Lake-H CPUs and up to RTX 2080 Super Max-Q

The notebook can be configured with very powerful hardware despite being slim and light. You can choose between two 8-core processors and one 6-core chip. This includes the Core i9-10980HK (2.4GHz – 5.3GHz), Core i7-10875H (2.3GHz – 5.1GHz), and Core i7-10750H (2.6GHz – 5.0GHz). The predecessor houses some of the most powerful Coffee Lake processors and the successor is no different – you can have an overclockable CPU with 16 threads alongside powerful GPU in a slim body – it may sound too good but it’s real. Speaking of GPUs, the top video card option is the Max-Q version of the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super. By the way, the Max-Q tech should enhance the battery life of your laptop too.

Gigabyte claims that their new Windforce cooling is 30% more effective than the old one. It has two fans and 5 heat pipes for better heat dissipation.


Connectivity and ports: rich I/O

The I/O is no joke – 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), one USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 support, an HDMI 2.0, a mini DP 1.4, an audio combo jack, an SD card reader, and an Ethernet port.

Storage and other specs: two NVMe port, backlit keyboard, big battery capacity

The new GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED comes with two M.2 ports. Yes, no SATA ports here because these drives will add extra profile thickness. Typically for a high-end device, we have Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. The battery is a really big 94.24Wh unit and you can only benefit from that, given the powerful hardware. The keyboard has a backlight and an Anti-ghosting function. Additionally, the camera has a movable cover for additional safety while you’re using the device.

Specs Comparison

Display15.6″, Full HD, IPS 144Hz, 4K, OLED 60Hz15.6″, Full HD, TN 240Hz, 4K, OLED 60Hz
GPUup to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Qup to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Max-Q
CPUIntel Core i9-10980HK, i7-10875H, i7-10750HIntel Core i9-9980HK, i9-9880H, i7-9750H
MemoryDDR4 up to 2933MhzDDR4 2666MHz
Storage2xM.2 NVMe SSD2xM.2 NVMe SSD
Gigabit WiFi802.11ax802.11ac
Thickness20.0 mm20.0 mm
Weight2.0 kg2.0 kg

Prices and Configurations

GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED (2020) configurations:

GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED (2019) configurations:

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