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Gigabyte AERO 15 4K OLED 60Hz, i7-9750H, 256gb NVMe SSD, 8gb DDR4 2666RAM - Free Upgrade to 16gb RAM $1399

$1,399.00
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https://www.excaliberpc.com/70975...020sh.html

Specs:
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
15.6" 4K OLED Display (3840x2160), 60 Hz Refresh
  • X-Rite™ Pantone® Certified, individually factory calibrated
9th Gen i7-9750H 2.6 GHz (2.6GHz-4.5GHz)
8GBx1 DDR4 2666 MHz RAM
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • (2x M.2 SSD Slots, Type 2280, Supports 1x NVMe PCIe & SATA / 1x NVMe PCIe)
GTX 1660 TI 6GB GDDR6 Graphics

PORTS:
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
  • 1 USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A)
  • 1 Thunderbolt3(Type-C)
  • mini-DP 1.4 & USB3.1(Type-C)
  • HDMI2.0 x HDCP2.2
  • SD Card Reader (UHS-II)
Killer™ Ethernet E2600
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V5.0 + LE

Li Polymer 94.24Wh
Gigabyte Fusion Per Key RGB Keyboard
4.4 lbs

Note all of the 15" OLED laptops in 2019 are using the same panel -- so the Aero allows you to get a 4k OLED at a far lower price point than the Razer Blade or the XPS 15 or the Zenbook Duo.

"PROMOTION: Free Memory Upgrade to 16GB (Must use CUSTOMIZE option), 4K UHD AMOLED Display, Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB (VR Ready), 8GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt 3, Per-Key RGB Keyboard, Built-in Fingerprint Sensor for Windows Hello, Azure AI Optimized (Exclusive Feature)"

Can purchase through Amazon via Excaliberpc as well; but is covered by Amazon a-to-z guarantee either way. Note they charge a 15% restocking fee if you end up returning.

Also available from Newegg w/o free RAM upgrade.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E1683...-_-Product

Motherboard isn't a flipped style - so very easy to upgrade RAM and M.2 SSDs yourself.

Reviews:
Notebookcheck:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Gigabyte-Aero-15-XA-Laptop-Review-With-OLED-panel-and-4K-in-a-new-design.428407.0.html​ [notebookcheck.net]

Jarrod's Tech:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W64J7_Md1I4​ [youtube.com]

Own Or Disown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsh0H3Cs3kw

Just Josh (vs. Razer Blade 15)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-mSV4c0jc4
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They are the same panels, but Different Grades.

All oleds/ lcds / etc are graded at the factory. To hit price points, the high grades go to the expensive builds, the low grades go to the budget.

The lower grades routinely have lower uniformity, or splotches (Mura).

The Pantone certification is worthless, just as ALL factory precalibration.

Calibrated settings are only valid for 1 exact brightness, for example 50% or 75%, whatever the setting was when they calibrated it, it's NOT dynamic, so if you turn up the brightness, all the colors are wrong.

Calibrated settings also drift, this is especially the case with NEW-Panels, as they drift alot during the first 200-500 hours. After which , the precalibration is just plain wrong.

That's problematic for laptops and especially OLEDs, because the Deltas are HUGE between different brightnesses due to very non-linear effect of ABL.

As for doing photoshop on this, mmm.. for casual it's fine. Not a good idea for web and print, because oled introduces alot of uncertainty and color instability (ABL). I don't know why they advertise photoshop, i guess it's to up-market their worthless pantone certification.

I'm not saying don't buy this laptop, but do check the panel when you get it, you're looking for dirty screen effect on dark grey / dark green backgrounds. Dark as in Near black.

For anyone intending to attempt photoshop/work on a P3 space Panel , you're gonna need firefox to check final colors, because only firefox is the only one with (reasonably accurate) color management. Chrome is not color aware.

Windows desktop is not color aware, most windows applications are not color aware. games are not color aware. that pre-calibration calibrates contrast, gamma, and white point, it does not do gamut correction except in color aware apps such as photoshop/davinci resolve. Even in firefox, it's only matrix correction, not XYZ
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They are the same panels, but Different Grades.

All oleds/ lcds / etc are graded at the factory. To hit price points, the high grades go to the expensive builds, the low grades go to the budget.

The lower grades routinely have lower uniformity, or splotches (Mura).

The Pantone certification is worthless, just as ALL factory precalibration.

Calibrated settings are only valid for 1 exact brightness, for example 50% or 75%, whatever the setting was when they calibrated it, it's NOT dynamic, so if you turn up the brightness, all the colors are wrong.

Calibrated settings also drift, this is especially the case with NEW-Panels, as they drift alot during the first 200-500 hours. After which , the precalibration is just plain wrong.

That's problematic for laptops and especially OLEDs, because the Deltas are HUGE between different brightnesses due to very non-linear effect of ABL.

As for doing photoshop on this, mmm.. for casual it's fine. Not a good idea for web and print, because oled introduces alot of uncertainty and color instability (ABL). I don't know why they advertise photoshop, i guess it's to up-market their worthless pantone certification.

I'm not saying don't buy this laptop, but do check the panel when you get it, you're looking for dirty screen effect on dark grey / dark green backgrounds. Dark as in Near black.

For anyone intending to attempt photoshop/work on a P3 space Panel , you're gonna need firefox to check final colors, because only firefox is the only one with (reasonably accurate) color management. Chrome is not color aware.

Windows desktop is not color aware, most windows applications are not color aware. games are not color aware. that pre-calibration calibrates contrast, gamma, and white point, it does not do gamut correction except in color aware apps such as photoshop/davinci resolve. Even in firefox, it's only matrix correction, not XYZ
It's certainly better for content consumption than content creation. And many of the reviewers have noted that color accuracy is only valid at maximum brightness. Great points about the quality binning -- certainly something to inspect whenever you get a panel.
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I submitted a price match request with ExcaliberPC (w/ $1399 Amazon - ExcaliberPC), and that's why they dropped the price on their website. I didn't expect them to actually price-match since they include upgrades for website-direct purchases, but it was a pleasant surprise when it was approved.

Note that the ExcaliberPC bundle also includes the GIGABYTE GBP57S Gaming Backpack (MSRP $59.99) in addition to the upgrade to 16GB RAM. It's a pretty solid deal.
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I'm wondering if they can give you the free RAM upgrade if you buy through amazon?
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Are you guys refering to this problem? I'm about to return my Gigabyte Aero 15 Oled due to this, is this normal or I have a bad Oled display, look at this images and tell me if this is normal:

https://imgur.com/a/GhMcR1x
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It's certainly better for content consumption than content creation. And many of the reviewers have noted that color accuracy is only valid at maximum brightness. Great points about the quality binning -- certainly something to inspect whenever you get a panel.
Are you refering to this problem? I'm about to return my Gigabyte Aero 15 Oled due to this, is this normal or I have a bad Oled display, look at this images and tell me if this is normal:

https://imgur.com/a/GhMcR1x
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Newegg is selling this on eBay now, at a slightly higher price $1,4609 (which is still better than what you can get anywhere else): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte...3371850869
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Newegg is selling this on eBay now, at a slightly higher price $1,4609 (which is still better than what you can get anywhere else): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gigabyte...3371850869
Pretty good deal, especially if the 8/10% eBay Bucks promotion comes back.
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