It’s hard to make a truly compact gaming laptop, because serious gamers want speedy, energy-hungry processors and graphics cards, among other things. But over the past few years we’ve seen a few companies do their best to offer gaming notebooks with reasonably thin and light bodies.
Gigabyte’s latest is called the Aero 14, and it’s a notebook with a 14 inch high-resolution display, an Intel Skylake processor, NVIDIA graphics, support for up to 32GB of RAM, and a compact design: the laptop measures about 0.78 inches thick and weighs about 4.2 pounds.
Of course, all that hardware could drain a battery pretty quickly, which is why the Gigabyte Aero 14 has one other special feature: a massive 94.24 Wh battery.
Gigabyte will likely show off the new laptop at the Computex trade show in Taiwan next week, but the company’s New Zealand website has pretty much all the details you could want… except for the price.
Here’s a run-down of the laptop’s specs:
- 14 inch, 2560 x 1550 pixel IPS display
- Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M or GTX 970M graphics options
- 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 2133 memory (but support for up to 32GB with 2 SODIMM slots)
- 2 M.2 SSD slots
- 3 USB 3.0 type-A port
- 1 USB 3.1 type-C port
- HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort, and headphone jack
- 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
- Auto-adjusting backlit keyboard with individual macro keys
The laptop also has stereo speakers, a headset jack, an HD camera, an SD card reader, and support for an optional USB-to-LAN adapter (since there’s no Ethernet port).