Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), Intel Core i9-11980HK (11th Gen)
2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core, 2.6 to 5 GHz 8-Core
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM Intel UHD Graphics 630, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM Intel UHD Graphics 630
16 GB, 32 GB
|Gigabyte 17.3" AERO 17 HDR Mobile Workstation (Black)||Gigabyte 17.3" AERO 17 HDR Mobile Workstation (Black)|
It comes with 1 TB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.
It comes with 1512 GB of hard drive storage installed, via 1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD harddrive.
|1 x M.2 2280 SATA / PCIe 3.0 (Available) 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 (In Use)||1 x M.2 2280 SATA / PCIe 3.0 (In Use) 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 (In Use)|
|1 TB||1512 GB|
Solid State Storage
|1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe||1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe|
It contains a 2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen) processor with 24 MB of L3 Cache.
It contains a 2.6 to 5 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9-11980HK (11th Gen) processor with 24 MB of L3 Cache.
With an 11th gen Intel CPU you can be assured that the laptop has a recent CPU. Whilst not the latest, due to the release of the Intel 12 Series CPUs, it is still recent. However, with the release of the 12th gen you may wish to choose that instead to ensure the longevity of your new laptop.
With the 12th Gen processors now released, choosing this laptop with a 12th gen CPU inside will ensure your laptop goes the mile. It's the latest CPU from Intel, offering many performance increases over the previous 11th gen CPUs.
There's a Hybrid graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM Intel UHD Graphics 630.
There's a Hybrid graphics card which is a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM Intel UHD Graphics 630.
The maximum memory capacity is 64 GB via the 2 (0 Available) memory slots.
The RAM slot type is 260-Pin SO-DIMM.
Because at least one of the ram slots in the Gigabyte 17.3" AERO 17 HDR is replaceable, you will be able to upgrade the ram at a later date.
|24 MB||24 MB|
|3200 MHz DDR4||3200 MHz DDR4|
|2.3 to 4.6 GHz 8-Core||2.6 to 5 GHz 8-Core|
|2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)||2 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)|
Graphics Card Type
|16 GB||32 GB|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM Intel UHD Graphics 630||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM Intel UHD Graphics 630|
Max. Memory Capacity
|64 GB||64 GB|
|2 (0 Available)||2 (0 Available)|
Memory Slot Type
|260-Pin SO-DIMM||260-Pin SO-DIMM|
|Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen)||Intel Core i9-11980HK (11th Gen)|
|IPS-Type LCD||IPS-Type LCD|
|3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|100% Adobe RGB||100% Adobe RGB|
You'll find Wifi 6 inside the laptop, which is the current generation. This gives you a small step up in terms of future-proofing your tech, yet may not give you much of an advantage over wifi 5 unless your router and the rest of your setup is up to scratch.
With the latest standard of Bluetooth included, Bluetooth 5, you'll be set for a few more years of ensuring any new peripheral purchased is fully compatible.
|1 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)||1 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)|
MU Mimo Support
|Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)||Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)|
|Ports & Peripherals|
It comes with 3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) ports, with 3 being more than enough Type-A ports for even advanced laptop users. Chances are, you won't need to use all 3 at the same time.
There's an option of using the Type-C USB ports, with 1 x Thunderbolt 4 ports being offered too, allowing both the use of almost any current peripheral, but also adaptors & dongles allowing use of additional ports for the laptop.
With a backlit keyboard, you'll clearly see your keys and ensure minimal mistakes when you're typing what you need to type.
The numpad inclusion on the laptop ensures optimal access to number keys, so if that's what you're after then this laptop has it for you.
Don't fret about your wired headphones though, the 3.5mm headphone jack will let you plug right in.
USB Type C
|1 x Thunderbolt 4||1 x Thunderbolt 4|
|Webcam Blocker||Webcam Blocker|
|Full-Size Keyboard with Backlight, Number Pad||Full-Size Keyboard with Backlight, Number Pad|
Built in Mic
|1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone Input||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone Input|
|3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)||3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)|
Media / Memory Card Slot
|Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)||Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)|
|1 x HDMI 2.1 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4||1 x HDMI 2.1 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4|
Build in Speakers
|2 x 2 W||2 x 2 W|
It comes in at a weight of 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg, and total dimensions of 15.6 x 10.6 x 0.85" / 39.6 x 26.9 x 2.16 cm.
|15.6 x 10.6 x 0.85" / 39.6 x 26.9 x 2.16 cm||15.6 x 10.6 x 0.85" / 39.6 x 26.9 x 2.16 cm|
|Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)||Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)|
|5.5 lb / 2.5 kg||5.5 lb / 2.5 kg|
|AERO 17 HDR XD-73US524SP||AERO 17 HDR YD-94US548SP|
The power supply for the Gigabyte 17.3" AERO 17 HDR is a 230 W with Barrel/Proprietary so if you're concerned about power usage, make sure this fits within your requirements.
|230 W with Barrel/Proprietary||230 W with Barrel/Proprietary|
The battery life is achieved via a 99 Wh capacity battery.
|99 Wh||99 Wh|
|Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)||Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)|