Gigabyte is claiming to be the first to ship a bezel-less 144Hz panel in a gaming laptop.
Gaming on the desktop is now supported by an array of displays with 144Hz refresh rates. Such a high refresh results in a much smoother image and less chance of motion blur. A few laptops have also managed to include a 144Hz panel, with Asus notably being the first to do so last year in the ROG Chimera. But today, Gigabyte is claiming to have gone one better.
On April 3, Gigabyte will reveal the refreshed versions of its Aero 15 and Aero 15X gaming laptops. One of the key new features is a bezel-less 144Hz 15.6-inch display. An inclusion Gigabyte says is a world first.
As Hexus reports, last year Gigabyte shipped the Aero 15 and 15X laptops complete with a 15.6-inch 1080p panel that had a 5mm bezel. Under the hood was a Core i7-7700HQ processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and a choice of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Aero 15) and GTX 1070 (Aero 15X) GPUs.
Beyond the teaser video included above and a teaser website lacking in detailed information, we don’t know too much about the refresh beyond this desirable new display. The teaser site also mentions a new UHS-II card reader, a thinner chassis of just 1.8cm, an advanced ambient light sensor for automatic backlight adjustment, and Dolby Atmos as standard. The video confirms use of a GTX 1070 GPU again, which is certainly no slouch.
While both the new Aero 15 and 15X will uses the 144Hz bezel-less display, we have to assume it’s still 1080p. This is backed up by the fact Gigabyte is also planning to offer a 4K UHD panel as an option on both laptops. It comes with the promise of “the widest color space” offered by AdobeRGB 100% support. I suspect most gamers will want the refresh rate over the resolution bump, though.