Designed to play and create, the Gigabyte Aero 17 KC-8FR6150SH Aluminum Black Gaming Laptop PC is capable of running recent games thanks to its high-end GeForce RTX 3060 NVIDIA Ampere graphics card with high-performance ray tracing in games that also accelerates games. treatments like the Intel Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7 processor and the right amount of RAM. The fast SSD storage with a comfortable capacity of 1TB enhances the responsiveness of this thin and light laptop which adopts a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose frequency of 300Hz improves fluidity in games. Backlit chiclet keyboard but also connectivity with Wi-Fi ax, USB-C Thunderbolt 3 and dual video output are also on the program of this designer-oriented gamer laptop.
Specifications Gigabyte Aero 17 KC-8FR6150SH
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD IPS 300Hz 72% NTSC 3mm thin edges (1920×1080, matte / anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H (2.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 Max-Q, Intel UHD 630 integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free M.2 (2280) SSD slot SATA / NVMe PCIe|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.1, mini-DisplayPort 1.4, SD UHD-II|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Intel AX200), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet (2.5 Gb / s)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, Gigabyte Fusion RGB per key, N-Key Rollover|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W), Nahimic3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 99Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.5 Kg / 396 x 270 x 21.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Gigabyte Aero 17 KC-8FR6150SH
It sports an elegant and discreet design for a laptop PC which it nevertheless adopts the codes because of its black aluminum frame with angular lines.
The webcam is positioned below the screen and not above, which will confuse some. It is in any case appreciable to be able to slide a cover over it in order to better protect their privacy.
The cooling of this relatively thin laptop is provided by 2 large fans (71 blades), 5 copper heat pipes and air vents.
This gaming laptop PC also benefits from good connectivity including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 3, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect wirelessly. , useful HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs for easy connection to a monitor or TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than \’to USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very practical for discerning its keys in the dark.
The screen will be of particular interest to gamers because it adopts a refresh rate of 300Hz which enhances fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. In addition, thanks to its IPS technology, the screen benefits from large vertical and horizontal viewing angles and reproduces colors more faithfully than average. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
Performance, battery life of the Gigabyte Aero 17 KC-8FR6150SH
The Gigabyte Aero 17 KC-8FR6150SH can appeal to those who are looking for a powerful laptop in games and in creation, and in a large, relatively thin and light.
It is equipped with the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 dedicated graphics card with ray tracing, here in Max-Q edition .
As a result, recent and greedy games can be run on this relatively thin laptop PC which will also be of interest to creatives. Because the GeForce RTX 3060 speeds up processing in software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, for example in Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3060 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus gives maximum priority to the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor while its performance is very modest because it consumes little energy and thus promotes battery life. The GeForce RTX 3060 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. With one or the other, we can obviously watch photos and videos.
The heart of this black laptop is up to the task, delivering all-around power to appeal to discerning users, including gamers and designers.
It is indeed built around an Intel HM470 chipset, 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Octo Core i7-10870H Comet Lake-H processor.
These components guarantee in particular much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core processor. The difference is particularly noticeable under work requiring RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Storage is matched, represented by an SSD that is silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, responsiveness and fluidity are clearly reinforced on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Thus, for example, we get faster on the cards of online games and we take advantage of games / software launches, processing and starts / stops much faster.
In addition here, we benefit from a 1 TB SSD, a large capacity that rivals hard drives. But if you need more space, a 2.5-inch slot is free to add a second SSD if needed.
Finally in terms of battery life, expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use for this gaming laptop designed to play and create, whose large 17-inch format is particularly comfortable for predominantly sedentary use (eg at home) .
In addition for such a powerful 17 inch, its weight is contained and it is relatively thin.
But this involves heating and noise in the event of heavy loads (eg: games, treatments).