The Formula One Heineken Australian Grand Prix took place in April, and GIGABYTE showed up in full force, partnering up with top modders TAGMods to create some spectacular PC builds as a part of their #BuildWithAORUS campaign. It was the first time GIGABYTE has joined a high-profile extreme sports event like the Formula One Heineken Australian Grand Prix, and they were keen to show off the style and performance that you can achieve building or upgrading your pc with AORUS hardware. The coolest build was probably the CarbonRev Wheel PC, which would look awesome in any gear-head or car enthusiast's home, or next to a full driving simulation rig, but there were a few other showstoppers as well. Each of the systems below was built around a GIGABYTE AORUS Z690 motherboard, with RTX 30 series graphics cards and DDR5 RAM. These all showed off the ultimate power and unprecedented gaming performance of the AORUS range of gears.
Buying a new laptop is a big decision. It's a sizable chunk of change, but right now there are some good deals to be found during Amazon's Prime Day sale. Still, there are a ton of different models, chip configurations, screen sizes, and other specs to choose from. To help you decide, we hunted through the deals at Amazon and other competing retailers. To learn more about the many laptops on the market, read through some of our guides, including Best Laptops, Best MacBooks, Best Chromebooks, Best Gaming Laptops, and Best Cheap Laptops. Updated October 14: We've added a couple of deals from Dell and HP, and some new accessories.
Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 30-series laptops are finally here, and while they're no longer equivalent to their identically named desktop cousins, this new breed of GPUs is still formidable, as our RTX 3080 mobile review proves. Unlike desktop graphics cards, you can actually buy them! Most of the GeForce RTX 30-series we've spotted so far come paired with Intel's potent, yet older 10th-gen Comet Lake H gaming processors. New AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile and Intel Tiger Lake H35 gaming processors were announced at CES 2021, but they're not available quite yet--though the page for Asus's intriguing Ryzen 9 5900HS-powered ROG Flow X13 laptop and its complementary ROG XG Mobile graphics dock teases that they'll be available soon, and we've already got a review unit in our hands. For now, however, if you want an RTX 30-series laptops in your hands, you have to go with 10th-gen Intel.
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang flaunted a Gigabyte Aero 15X at CES as to show how Max-Q tech can make laptops both light and powerful. With the updated 2018 Aero 15X, Gigabyte has shown it's not just about the graphics. It features an all-new eighth-generation Intel 6-core CPU and with a new 144Hz display, addresses the last model's biggest shortfall for gamers. At the same time, it retains the clever design, NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics and huge battery, making the Aero 15X the best lightweight gaming laptop you can buy. That said, there are a host of similar laptops coming soon, so Gigabyte might not retain its crown for long.
With last year's Aero 15X, Gigabyte managed an impressive feat: putting powerful gaming performance and long battery life into a 4.4-pound body. This year, the Taiwanese company is trying to top itself with the Aero 15 Y9, its new flagship laptop. Weighing just a bit more at 4.5 pounds, it's now equipped with top-of-the-line components: an Intel i9-8950HK 6-core CPU and NVIDIA's RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. The latter component has become rather controversial. NVIDIA revealed that the portable Max-Q version, while packing the same Turing Tu104 chip, is underclocked by up to half that of the desktop RTX 2080 GPU.