Aorus 15G XB in review: Successful gaming machine with mechanical keyboard
Gigabyte’s latest trick can be considered a success. The fancy metal case of the Aorus 15G XB has left a high-quality impression both visually and haptically. The slim display bezels contribute greatly to the laptop’s attractiveness.
The combination of a Core i7-10875H octa-core processor and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GPU is flawless. It brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the Full HD screen, and maximum quality settings can always be selected here.
The Aorus 15G XB meets the requirements of a modern gaming powerhouse and should satisfy many gamers.
The Core i7 attracts attention with its good performance. The achieved benchmark results are among the best that we’ve measured with this CPU so far. The whole thing comes at a price though: The fans turn up quite a bit, and the laptop warms up considerably in some parts.
The 240 Hz IGZO display from Sharp scores points with stable viewing angles, quick response times, good color-space coverage, and – thanks to an X-Rite Pantone certification – a natural color reproduction. The brightness and contrast, on the other hand, could be better.
The mechanical keyboard (with RGB lighting) is an unusual feature in the laptop. All in all, it made a good impression and will be an important purchase criterion for many potential buyers. Those who have never used such a keyboard before will first have to get used to this kind of typing experience.
The storage space offered by the fast 512 GB NVMe SSD will be a bit too tight for passionate gamers. A second SSD in the M.2 2280 format (NVMe or SATA) can be installed here if necessary. The process is quite easy to accomplish since the laptop’s bottom cover can be removed without any issues. Furthermore, the battery life is extremely good for a gaming laptop. This is complemented by a well-rounded port configuration that includes a Thunderbolt 3 port among other connections.