The Gigabyte Aorus 15G KC-8FR2130 is a powerful versatile laptop PC with its Octo Core i7 Comet Lake-H processor and 16 GB of RAM guaranteeing accelerated processing like the high-end NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with ray tracing capable of running recent games. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD screen whose frequency of 240Hz improves fluidity in games, this relatively thin and light computer designed for gaming and creating enjoys enhanced responsiveness by its fast SSD storage, a retro chiclet illuminated or even a connection with Wi-Fi ax, USB-C and dual video output.
Features of the Gigabyte Aorus 15G KC-8FR2130
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD IPS LED 240Hz 72% NTSC thin edges (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|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||512 GB 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 (Gen1), 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, Aorus Fusion per key|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2x2W), Nahimic3|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 99Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.0 Kg / 357 x 244 x 23|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Gigabyte Aorus 15G KC-8FR2130
With its dark case with angular silver and black lines, it adopts a resolutely gamer look but also original with its webcam positioned under the screen and not above.
Good point, the webcam has a cover that can be slid in front for better privacy.
WindForce Infinity technology takes care of cooling this computer using 2 large fans (12V, 71 blades), 5 heat pipes (3 dedicated to CPU and GPU) and air vents.
The connectivity integrated into this designer-oriented gaming laptop PC is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) to communicate and connect remotely without -wired, HDMI and mini-DisplayPort video outputs, useful in order to easily connect this computer to a monitor or a TV for example, audio and Ethernet ports but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to \’to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
However, some may regret the absence of Thunderbolt …
In any case, of course, the keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical for discerning them in the dark.
Gamers will particularly appreciate the screen because it adopts a frequency of 240Hz which enhances fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also displays colors more faithful than the average as well as important vertical and horizontal viewing angles. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). In addition, it is well suited to High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
Performance, battery life of the Gigabyte Aorus 15G KC-8FR2130
The Gigabyte Aorus 15G KC-8FR2130 can appeal to those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well, with a gaming and creative focus.
Built around an Intel HM470 chipset, the power that this designer-oriented gaming laptop PC delivers is able to satisfy demanding users, whether gamers or creative.
Because it consists of 16 GB of RAM and a Comet Lake-H Octo Core i7-10870H processor.
In particular, this core guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad Core processor, the difference being particularly noticeable in areas that are greedy in RAM and CPU resources using multicore, such as photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
In addition to the on-board GeForce RTX 3060 dedicated graphics card , here in edition at href = “https://www.laptopspirit.fr/209395/nvidia-max-q-pc-portable-gamer-fin-leger-performant.html” target = “_ blank” rel = “noopener noreferrer”> Max-Q, speeds up processing under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Photoshop / Premiere or Sony Vegas.
Something to appeal to creatives, but also gamers, because the GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q is a high-end NVIDIA Ampere graphics card with ray tracing technology capable of supporting recent games.
It is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
To promote battery life as much as possible, Optimus seeks as much as possible the Intel UHD 630, a modest graphics solution housed within the Octo Core i7.
In terms of battery life, moreover, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q is in fact called upon by Optimus when it comes to performing graphics work deemed too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, for example for gaming. With one or the other of these graphic parts in any case, one can obviously look at photos and videos.
Logically considering the weight and finesse of this portable PC designed to play and create, SSD storage is integrated.
It ensures much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive, which implies in particular a faster arrival on the cards of online games or even faster games / software launches, processing and starts / stops.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being more energy efficient, more shock resistant and silent.
Here we are dealing with a 512 GB SSD, which is equivalent to the standard of hard drives and may be too tight for some.
However, if you need more space, you can add a second SSD via the free M.2 slot or use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device. to get fast transfers.
Finally, be aware that this computer is heard and heats up when it is strongly pushed (eg games, processing).