Inside GIGABYTE AORUS 15G (RTX 30) – disassembly and upgrade options
Well, the AORUS 15G had its downsides but upgradability is definitely not one of them.
- Intel Core i7-10870H
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop, 105W)
- 64GB RAM
- 2000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside of this device, you need to undo 12 Torx-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel starting from the front side.
Here, we see a huge 99Wh battery pack.
3. Мemory and storage
Its two SODIMM slots support up to 64GB of dual-channel memory in total. Storage-wise, there are two M.2 slots. One of them fits only PCIe drives, while the other can hold both PCIe and SATA devices.
4. Cooling system
This laptop’s CPU and GPU are cooled by two common heat pipes. Furthermore, there is one dedicated for each of them.
AORUS 15G (RTX 30) in-depth review
Today, we say. Hello to the AORUS 15G from GIGABYTE. This is a brand highly associated with gaming, so we feel that the expectations are already set high. Obviously, if you want to be competitive, you need the best in terms of hardware. And while GIGABYTE provides you with the latest from NVIDIA in the form of the RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080, we were surprised to see that the processor of choice is the Core i7-10870H. Yep, there is only one option. Although it is slower in computational workloads compared to the Zen 3 and Tiger Lake H45 architectures, it is still a very good gaming CPU. [...]
- 99% sRGB coverage and brilliant color accuracy
- Good performance
- Decent battery life
- Per-key RGB backlight
- 240Hz refresh rate with super-fast pixel response time
- SD card slot and generally wide I/O
- HD camera with a privacy shutter
- 2x RAM SODIMM slots + 2x M.2 storage slots
- Plastic body
- Horrid battery life
- No Thunderbolt connection