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  • Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz Processor
  • 15.6" 3840x2160 1ms AMOLED Display
  • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory
  • 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 Graphics
    • 1x Thunderbolt 3
    • 1x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Supports DisplayPort)
    • 3x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
    • 1x HDMI
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 92.94 Wh Battery
  • Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
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15. 6" 3mm ultra-thin bezel | Samsung UHD 3840x2160 AMOLED display | 100%DCI-P3 Color Gamut, more colors than sRGB
Best Color Accuracy: Individually calibrated and certified with X-Rite Pantone
9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H 6 core processor w/ 2. 6GHz/4. 5GHz (base/max turbo)
Powerful Graphic Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1660Ti GDDR6 6GB Supports NVIDIA Optimus technology to increase gaming experience
16GB DDR4 2666MHz Samsung DRAM module | M. 2 NVMe PCIe 512GB Intel 760P SSD | Windows 10 Home
Microsoft Azure AI | All Intel Inside | Killer Ethernet E2600/ Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (powered by Intel)
Various I/O Ports: UHS-II Full-sized SD Card Reader | HDMI 2. 0 | mini-DP 1. 4 | Intel Thunderbolt 3
94Wh battery | 230W adapter | Nahimic 3D Audio | Bluetooth V5. 0 + LE | RGBFusion 2. 0: per-key RGB backlit programmable keyboard
Thin and Light Laptop: 14 x 9. 8 x 0. 8 inch | 4. 4 pounds
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I have this exact spec of laptop for gaming a whole year, some pros and cons:

Pros:
1. Absolutely great raw performance if you tweak it right. But mediocre performance when use it as stock, (read more in cons)

If you tweak well, undervolt and apply liquid metal to heatsink the Cinebench R20 multicore can reach 3100 points put is well beat most 8 core system.
3dmark time spy canreach 6200 points, [3dmark.com] put it well against RTX 2060 with (core+210, mem+400)

2. Gorgeous Samsung P3 AMOLED screen, AFAIK no image retention issue like LG panel. Not that I'm aware of from past year experience with other vendors using the same panel. There are even more vendors like HP, Asus are using this screen for laptop start this year also proves it's longevity. Also the color accuracy is top of the chart, I tested with i1 Pro, it's average delta E 0.16, full coverage of DCI-P3 even 95% coverage of aRGB.


3. I like the design aesthetics, more toward creation than gaming. Also likes the fingerprint scan and locked cam.

4. lots of ports: HDMI 2.0, TB3, even UHS-II SD card. Gigabyte cable, USB-C...

5. very easy get access to all internal components, I tear it down more than 20 times to change SSD, memory, reapply thermal paste, no issue at all.

Cons:
1. This vanilla laptop tout about using thermal grizzly thermal compound, but it's execution is actually very bad not for it's performance but a bad compatibility issue: the thermal paste is too wet and leaving part of cpu not in contact with heatsink cause serious temperature imbalance, I've seen two of these laptops under stressing test, the temp variance between cores can reach 30c. thus thermal limit kicks in and cpu frequency get downgraded.
The only solution I found is liquid metal, I first used thermal grizzly conductonaut on cpu, it will keep each and every core in touch with heatsink andhugely reduce the temprature. [imgur.com] It also proves the heatsink and fan is really great, just been compromised by bad thermal compound.

2. The laptop fan's noise profile is very unpleasant, I've had Acer, Asus ROG and Apple, never been such distracts like Aero. I can only say if you live with it long enough, you may adapt to it like me. But you really wish it's using something else.

3. The charging location is really bad: on the center of right side, it's conflict with right hand mouse and looks ugly.

4. I don't like the num pad, but someone maybe say otherwise.

5. The accompany control software is very nasty to use, it's slow and take a big toll on cpu when open. Don't upgrade the control center to newest version, the best version to use is 19.08.30.05 [gigabyte.com], you can't find it in Gigabyte support page now, but the direct link to it is still alive at the time of my writing, if you will buy this laptop, trust me use this version.
What's special about this particular version:
1. it unlocks 2 tier GPU overclock, it's magically add extra 100Mhz to GPU core on top of your 3rd party overclock like afterburner. I don't know how, it's just works, but if you manually overclock extra 100Mhz on core, it will crash.
2. It will grant you a very convenient shortcut of cycle 3 fan profiles: Full, Silent and Gaming with shortcut key press of fn + esc, so you don't need to mess around control center to change fan profile when you want silent after gaming session.

For some unknown reason, Gigabyte dropped those two important features, you lose about 3-5% performance on GPU and there is only two fan profile (max and gaming) to chose on most recent update.

Some tip of using this 4k panel in gaming:

Tip 1: Let's be frank, 1660 Ti or even RTX 2080 Ti does not guarantee you all Ultra 4k experience in 2020 and future game, but you can make your life better than some 1080p by setting game with 50-65% custom internal resolution.
For example the World war Z, 1660 Ti can play it with 1080p all Ultra with 90-120 fps. of course you gonna notice some blurry on Text and UI due to non-native resolution. So the best way is to set game resolution on 4k, and change resolution scale to 50%, thus the game is render with 4k text and UI, but internal 3D render with 1080p, since it's a 15 inch laptop screen nonetheless, your eye will mostly forgive a little blurry of 3D render especially when moving, but in the mean time you get full benefit of 4k crisp text and UI which are more useful since they're static mostly and the fps performance is on par with 1080p. It's a lot better than everything downgrade to 1080p in old fashion, you can check my screen shot down there for it. A lot of new game have this scale to tweak, use it wisely.

Tip 2: Don't get confused about refresh rate and panel latency: 60hz refresh rate cause image tear effect more visible when your fps changes rapidly in a short period of time, and latency is the delay of showing rendered image on your display, OLED have very low latency, but fresh rate is locked for 60hz like most panels, thus in gaming you definitely gonna notices some image tears due to fps change rapidly. but latency? not at all. So some people says "this is not for gaming!", I totally disagree with them. this OLED panel is perfect for gaming even competition gaming due to low latency, only thing matters is if you can accept the image tear effect when fps rapidly changes.reference link [notebookcheck.net] Beware! I'm not prompting 144, 240 hz panel useless! high refresh rate also guarantees they're not juke panel indirectly since they're more expensive to make. What I'm saying is you need to differentiate average 60hz panel to this beast.
Yes, perhaps in an Acer Nitro 5 chassis. You pay for premium builds unfortunately.
I have both the XPS 15 OLED and this Aero 15 OLED in my household. For our particular units, the Aero had significantly better calibration and calibration options.

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Lowest price ever according to camel. Any good if you prioritize a nice display?
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This should be about half price with an ok 1080p screen.. been looking for that
Yes, perhaps in an Acer Nitro 5 chassis. You pay for premium builds unfortunately.
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Once again, if you don't care about size then better specs can be had for cheaper, but small and powerfull is very expensive. To keep all of that power in a small form factor and keep it cool is very difficult.
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This or the predator 300 almost same price!!
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I had the XPS 15 OLED (same panel) and eventually sold it after 3 months. The bad: I found that the battery life wasn't enough with most websites being white, and I didn't like having everything in dark mode. Also, the color accuracy is really dependent on the brightness setting. Before, I had a 4K XPS 15 9560 and I think the pixels on the LCD panel looked sharper than on the OLED. The good: I didn't notice any ghosting or burn-in. It was really excellent for watching movies and YouTube. In conclusion, I think I prefer a really nice IPS panel for productivity's sake.
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I had the XPS 15 OLED (same panel) and eventually sold it after 3 months. The bad: I found that the battery life wasn't enough with most websites being white, and I didn't like having everything in dark mode. Also, the color accuracy is really dependent on the brightness setting. Before, I had a 4K XPS 15 9560 and I think the pixels on the LCD panel looked sharper than on the OLED. The good: I didn't notice any ghosting or burn-in. It was really excellent for watching movies and YouTube. In conclusion, I think I prefer a really nice IPS panel for productivity's sake.
I have both the XPS 15 OLED and this Aero 15 OLED in my household. For our particular units, the Aero had significantly better calibration and calibration options.
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I don't think I've seen an AMOLED screen on a lappy. Is it like staring at a large high end smartphone screen?
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A better chassis is not worth a $400-500 difference. Even with the TI and the 16gb of RAM it's not worth it.

https://www.eluktronics.com/RP-15/
If you buy this model, you're doing it for the 4K OLED. This is actually a pretty well-priced deal. If you don't want this panel, and especially if you're a gamer who plays primarily FPS games, then you'd be better off with a cheaper FHD panel that supports 144/240/300Hz.

The nice Eluktronics builds use metal chassis from Tongfang, which are solid build quality. I'd consider them if they add this panel in the future. I don't know any other North American distributors who use Tongfang.
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I don't think I've seen an AMOLED screen on a lappy. Is it like staring at a large high end smartphone screen?
Yes. The 4K AMOLED panel is from Samsung. If anything, this is arguably better since it is Full RGB and not PenTile as with the AMOLED Samsung uses on smartphones.
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Lowest price ever according to camel. Any good if you prioritize a nice display?
Yes. I bought this for $1350 last year, as it was the lowest-priced high-end laptop with the 4K AMOLED Panel from Samsung. Totally worth it.
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Yes. I bought this for $1350 last year, as it was the lowest-priced high-end laptop with the 4K AMOLED Panel from Samsung. Totally worth it.
Can u set screen to hd and 60 hz to save battery when not gaming. If yes how much hours did u get that way?
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