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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Gigabyte continues to lead the way with powerful yet small gaming laptops. At 4.5 pounds, the Aero 15 Y9 is one of the lightest 15.6-inch models you can buy, but packs a one-two CPU and GPU punch that can knock down any game or graphics creation task. The 4K display is bright and colorful, but limits the battery life and gaming performance compared to 1080p models. Unfortunately, the AI software doesn’t help gaming performance much yet. It’s also expensive, but pricing should be comparable to rival models once they’re released.

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Pros
  • Very light and slim
  • Top-notch gaming and graphics performance
  • Keyboard and touchpad feel great
  • 4K display is bright and colorful
  • Plenty of ports
Cons
  • Microsoft Azure AI features not that useful yet
  • Low refresh rates for gaming
  • Expensive

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Screen size
15.6in
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i7
Processor speed
2.2ghz
System RAM
16GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Gaming
15.6in
1920 x 1080
Windows
Core i7
2.2ghz
16GB
Trackpad
HDMI

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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