Gigabyte will adopt Nvidiaâ€™s new 30-series GPUs across its powerhouse Aero and Aorus laptop linesâ€”and finally offer Ryzen 5000 alongside its Intel-based laptops, too. Announced at CES, pricing and availability weren’t immediately available, but we do knowÂ a fair amount about the features.
Weâ€™ll start with Gigabyteâ€™s Aorus family, which is aimed at gamers. The largest and likely the most powerful is the Aorus 17G. As its name implies, itâ€™s a 17.3-inch laptop that will feature a mechanical keyboard using Omron switches, and up to a GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU and 8-core Core i7-10870H CPU.
There are caveats wth the 17G.Â As a Max-Q variant of the 3080, the graphics memory is cut in half to 8GB. Also, the laptopâ€™s fairly thick 26mm body and 6-pound weight strain the definition of portable. It’ll get the last laugh in performance testing, though: Weâ€™d guess itâ€™ll outrun other 17-inch laptops with thinner bodies and lighter weights. There is an option for an RTX 3070 version as well.