A NEW Level of Gimmick? Gigabyte Aero 15 x9 Review

  • Published: 14 April 2019
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Comments • 1 502

  • Eric Lambert
    Eric Lambert  11 minutes back

    I bought the i7 version one month ago, really happy with it, it just works perfectly for everything, and of course it's a beast in gaming.

    • Alkhemist 95
      Alkhemist 95  18 hours back

      Yeah. Keep reading, you dink.

      • syam babu
        syam babu  20 hours back

        make a pop up camera like in the new phones.

        • HateG Plus
          HateG Plus  24 hours back

          Sha-see not cha-see

          • Cam Mewton
            Cam Mewton  1 days back

            you're pretty brave, turning your back on that pissed off AI

            • Franklin Castillo
              Franklin Castillo  1 days back


              • Henry xxA
                Henry xxA  2 days back

                Mine only hits 100 FPS csgo. Please help

                • Tolipop Jia
                  Tolipop Jia  2 days back

                  Wonder if the source of the zebra crossings video could be provided?

                  • Anon Commenter
                    Anon Commenter  3 days back

                    But the AI is in the software...

                    • Scheurer
                      Scheurer  4 days back

                      i dont really get the price argument. if you already spend almost over 2500$ on a gaming laptop, what are 200$ then?

                      • frederick8o8
                        frederick8o8  4 days back

                        Is it me or audio is slightly off?

                        • Almir Ramadanovic
                          Almir Ramadanovic  4 days back

                          Hey I want to get my first gaming laptop but I’m don’t understand if it’s good or not I found it in amazon could you make a review for it or reply to me here type this in amazon search bar thx! Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop PC, 15.6" FHD IPS w/ 144Hz Refresh, Intel i7-8750H, GTX 1060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD, Aeroblade Metal Fans PH315-51-78NP

                          • Lefteyehawk
                            Lefteyehawk  4 days back

                            if this is an AI, what is the MSI Afterburner, etc., you can even overclock with this tools

                            • Eightsh
                              Eightsh  4 days back

                              Artificial. it's in the name.
                              The impression of better. Placebo effect.

                              • Kurtis Depauw
                                Kurtis Depauw  4 days back

                                I never have any idea what in the hell Linus is talking about, yet I'm constantly driven back to just simply listen and wish I were more intellectually inclined.

                                • Chris Lighthall
                                  Chris Lighthall  4 days back

                                  Linus when are you going to review a nose hair trimmer? jk

                                  • dwiddleD
                                    dwiddleD  4 days back

                                    i literally spit out the milk in my mouth when linus said AI

                                    • dwiddleD
                                      dwiddleD  4 days back

                                      i literally spit out the milk in my mouth when linus said AI

                                      • subash lama
                                        subash lama  4 days back

                                        so its like the ultra instinct of laptops

                                        • Keefe Overby
                                          Keefe Overby  5 days back

                                          Yeah games and stuff cool, but what about the hash rate?

                                          • Rex Lastname
                                            Rex Lastname  5 days back

                                            my x8's keyboard's been broken for 4 months and i'm still looking for a goddamn keyboard replacement.

                                            • Matt Farel
                                              Matt Farel  5 days back

                                              best channel ever

                                              • Wector Cze
                                                Wector Cze  5 days back

                                                what is it on the left from linus were you playing kal-toh

                                                • HellaHellaHella HEY
                                                  HellaHellaHella HEY  5 days back

                                                  Next up acer nitro 7 when it comes out.

                                                  • Christian Troia
                                                    Christian Troia  5 days back

                                                    for the price i would just put it in to a build

                                                    • 〉〉GameHacKeR〈〈

                                                      A Ryzen 7 1700 laptop can get better render times in blender compared to those i9's and cost WAY less than those 3 $h1tty ones.

                                                      • Alexander Talashov
                                                        Alexander Talashov  5 days back

                                                        There is an Y9 version that holds the RTX 2080, so why you didn't test that instead

                                                        • Yearls
                                                          Yearls  5 days back

                                                          Who has that sort of money to throw away on a laptop that can't outlive a phone?

                                                          • Alex Mort
                                                            Alex Mort  5 days back

                                                            Oh the ignoring of MSI...

                                                            • Raina Lane
                                                              Raina Lane  5 days back

                                                              Battery leave the chat

                                                              • scruffy pugs
                                                                scruffy pugs  5 days back

                                                                3:13 - 3:14 "for less money's"

                                                                • NickAirsoft
                                                                  NickAirsoft  5 days back

                                                                  “Optimizes for gaming by upping the fan and optimized for light work by enhancing acoustics” sounds like a normal fan curve to me

                                                                  • Joham Diaz
                                                                    Joham Diaz  5 days back

                                                                    Hyundai kanabo

                                                                    • ZepG
                                                                      ZepG  6 days back

                                                                      If I ever wanted to own a laptop this might be the one, I never use a webcam and I couldn't care less about fast typing or fan noise. I like the fact we can open the case and upgrade.

                                                                      • Dashiell
                                                                        Dashiell  6 days back

                                                                        The lesbian one is back

                                                                        • JoshuaVendetta
                                                                          JoshuaVendetta  6 days back

                                                                          Well linus where else they gonna put the webcam? how about they put it in the display, A PUNCH OUT HOLE SCREEN!!! ...that will surely piss everyone off

                                                                          • BrandonStaires
                                                                            BrandonStaires  6 days back

                                                                            Looking forward to that Alienware m15 review!

                                                                            • Amiga Wolf
                                                                              Amiga Wolf  6 days back

                                                                              A Max-Q graphics card/GPU is not the perfect thin gaming laptop, they are a lot slower then the normal graphics card/GPU.

                                                                              • Yu Jay
                                                                                Yu Jay  6 days back

                                                                                Is there a reason why touch pads aren't slightly more to the right?
                                                                                My MSI Gaming Laptop has the touch pad more to the middle of the laptop, which I find really nice since I use it for both gaming and work and I tend to accidentally touch with my palm and quite often randomly pick stuff up or move code in chunks somewhere it certainly shouldn't be with other Laptop, but having it under the left palm is very common..

                                                                                • Tams80
                                                                                  Tams80  6 days back

                                                                                  So, move the webcam to the top, make the battery 99Wh battery, make an AMD version, and tone down the AI drivel?

                                                                                  • Cole Hintermeister
                                                                                    Cole Hintermeister  6 days back

                                                                                    I love how a current i7 is essentially the power equivalent of what would be a hypothetical two generations ago i9 or even better, and yet both i7's are "more than capable to handle whatever you throw at it." It's not a knock on any one person or reviewer, I just think the culture of it all is funny

                                                                                    • Daniel Dulu
                                                                                      Daniel Dulu  6 days back


                                                                                      • Everyth1n9
                                                                                        Everyth1n9  6 days back

                                                                                        I never knew Gigabyte had gaming laptops 😲

                                                                                        • Alfonso Calderon
                                                                                          Alfonso Calderon  6 days back

                                                                                          you bunch of junk. you are all just pinheads here. a Picasso knows much less than you or slower than you but he is greater than any of you. it is because of what he does. and making a movie is so easy. I like it. I dont like knowing your stuff. I just like playing games on a very good set. just one of the least things that I like.

                                                                                          • die pls
                                                                                            die pls  6 days back

                                                                                            OH MY GOD ARE YOU THE SUGAR GAY GUY

                                                                                            • Wonk
                                                                                              Wonk  6 days back

                                                                                              A true missed opportunity to call it the "AI"ro 15

                                                                                              • Lowen264
                                                                                                Lowen264  6 days back

                                                                                                Man a 6hr battery would be nice. My Nitro 5 dies after an hour or if I'm lucky an hour and a half.

                                                                                                • Animiles
                                                                                                  Animiles  6 days back

                                                                                                  I hardly ever use a webcam. But there are times when I just need a webcam. It doesn't matter if it sucks, but I just need something. If someone had to use a decent webcam regularly they wouldn't be satisfied with the built-in webcam anyways. Unless they spent a lot of money on the webcam, which simply isn't worth it since hardly anyone will use the webcam regularly anyways.
                                                                                                  Integrating some kind of webcam for as cheaply as possible is good enough for most people, while not including it would probably cut down on sales. I know I'm not going to buy it if it doesn't include a webcam (unless the thing is far better than any other competition in the same price range).