If you’re a content creator on the go, you need a laptop that’s able to keep up with the demands of modern multimedia. Basically, you need a portable computer that can deliver the muscle normally found on desktop machines. That’s exactly what the Gigabyte Aero 17 brings to your on-the-go ensemble.
No, this isn’t the slimmest, lightest, or sexiest laptop you can get for content creation. If you’re looking for a machine that has everything you need to edit those clips, retouch those photos, and render those large videos without making you pull your hair in frustration, though, this is exactly the kind of rig you want to be waiting in your backpack’s laptop pouch (provided its 17-inch frame can fit, of course).
The Gigabyte Aero 17 is offered in a variety of display options, from a 1080p panel at the low-end for those who don’t want to see every pore in a person’s face to a 4K HDR400 screen available at the top end for those who want to edit 4K HDR footage and see the exact results in real time. Both monitor options have 144Hz refresh rates, by the way, so you can also game on this when you start to get tired from editing for eight hours straight.
If you’re outfitting a laptop with a monitor for editing 4K footage, it needs to have the muscle to crunch all that data, so the laptop can be equipped with 10th-gen Intel CPUs (six-core i7 for the 1080p models and eight-core i9 for the 4K variants) and Nvidia GeForce graphics (GTX 1660 Ti on the low end and RTX 2070 on the high end). There’s also a decent smattering of ports on the sides, including Thunderbolt, USB-C, HDMI, and even a UHS-II card reader.
The Gigabyte Aero 17 is available now, priced starting at $1,699 for the entry-level and maxes out at $4,299 with all the top-end components onboard.