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Gigabyte Aero 15 UHD OLED KD 15.6-Inch i7-11800H/16GB/512GB SSD (4x4) /RTX 3060 MAXP 6GB Laptop $2,698 + Delivery OR $0 C&C @ HN

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This is one of the cheapest mid-high end gaming laptop with true 4K OLED display and RTX 3060. Once again, better to find alternative sources unless you have to support HN.

Specs:
Brand Gigabyte
Model AERO 15 OLED KD-72AU
Keyboard Per-key RGB Backlight Keyboard
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Intel Core i7
Processor Model 11800H
Processor Speed (GHz) 2.30
Processor Max Speed (GHz) 4.6
Installed RAM 16GB
RAM Type DDR4
Primary Storage Capacity 512GB
Storage Type SSD (4x4)
Digital Media Card Reader SD Memory Card
Screen Size (inches) 15.6
Screen Type OLED
Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160
GPU Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU Chipset GeForce RTX 3060
Wireless Networking 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.2
Battery Type Li-polymer
AC Power Adapter 230W AC Adapter
Connectivity 1x HDMI, 3x USB 3.2 (Type A, Gen 1), RJ45, Thunderbolt 4
Operating System Windows 10 Professional
Product Width (cm) 35.6
Product Depth (cm) 25
Product Height (cm) 1.99
Weight (kg) 2
Manufacturers Express Warranty (months) 24

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Comments

  • Other than video editing and photo editing as well as content consumption, oled 4k is pretty useless paired with a 3060

    • +1

      Drop the resolution to 2k when you want to game. Still better than the 1080p OLED laptop because the sub-pixels are denser for a sharper image.

      • +1

        I don't know if it's just me but having native 1440p always looks better than 4k downscaled to 1440p.

        • I think that’s because 4K = 4x 1080

          Like 1440 = 4x 720

        • On OLED or you just tried it on LCD? OLED is different due these Samsung AMOLED panel sub-pixels, that's why Samsung chooses 2k for phones.

        • +6

          Definitely, because the pixels dont align properly when you downscale 4k to 1440p. So you have pixels blurred in between multiple pixels

          Downscaling from 4k to 1080p on the other hand, aligns perfectly because it is exactly 1/4 the amount of pixels moving down to 1080p. So you won't have that issue

        • if on 4k screen, better to downscale to 1080p due to the pixel calculations

          EDIT: didnt realise someone above me already replied with the perfect explanation haha

    • Not for people who do graphic designs/video editing on it…

      But yes 4K is useless but 4K translating to 1080p is still good instead of 1080p on a 2k monitor.

      The 4K OLED variants of Aero 15 tend to have worse battery life though… so personally id prefer 1080p.

    • DLSS fixes that when available, otherwise you can turn graphics down to high or medium before considering 1440p or 1080p.

      The real issue is raytracing and/or heavy texture workloads with 6GB VRAM, so don't go for ultra/max textures, at least until you've got some games that fully support DX12 Ultimate so your SSD can pickup the slack.

  • This is around the same price as the Lenovo 5 Pro which has a 3070…as well as being from Harvey Norman. I reckon skip this unless you absolutely need something right now and even then I'd do some shopping around. Not worth the 4k screen unless you absolutely need it. The Lenovo is the GOAT

    • Aero 15 is slimmer though… but yeah, performance wise better get L5P.

    • +1

      Not getting the eBay Lenovo is the OZB deal I regret the most this year, so far.

    • It comes down to if you like slim or chonky

  • +1

    Where is don’t buy from HN comment ? Maybe they returned some job keeper money.

    • they did

      • only less than half returned … after so much pressure from people, the damage is longer lasting though since GST push from Gerry the professional

  • What is the wattage for the 3060?

    • +5

      Insanely different use case.

      Like spectacularly different.

  • +1

    Basically $1k extra for a 4K screen, compared to the Acer Nitro 5 from Harvey Norman the other week with same CPU/Ram capacity/RTX 3060.

  • +1

    been watching this, us import thought

    GIGABYTE AERO 15 OLED KD - 15.6" UHD 4k AMOLED IPS, Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Win10 Pro, Creator Laptop (AERO 15 OLED KD-73US623SP) https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B093Z1FZV7/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt...

  • My previous laptop was a gigabyte and I will never buy a gigabyte again, I replaced it with a MSI and I will also never buy MSI again. Keyboard is terrible especially the left cursor key on the touch pad wanting to part company with the board. Covid does not help as I will not send the laptop away.
    All the previous laptops I had owned prior to this were Acers and I swore I would never buy an acer again but in reflection the parts were easy to replace, easy to upgrade and I have not had catastrophic failures with them.

    • +4

      At this rate you'll never buy anything ever again.

      • +1

        Yep doesn't look or sound good for me!!

        • I've owned MSI, Alienware, Gigabyte in recent years…

          I share the same view as you as Alienware's support is much better albeit limited to 1 year.