Gigabyte Aero 14 laptop goes VR-ready with a GTX 1060


— 9:02 AM on October 31, 2016

Gigabyte has spruced up its Aero 14 laptop with Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 1060 mobile GPU. The new graphics muscle allows Gigabyte to claim the laptop is now "VR Ready." The company says the Aero 14 is aimed at professionals, though we're not sure the optional orange and green "nano-imprint lithography" finishes entirely illustrate that. 

The rest of the Aero 14 is unchanged. The laptop packs an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and is available in configurations with up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage and 32GB of DDR4 memory. The screen is the same 2560x1440 IPS unit that offers reasonably high pixel density and should allow for respectable frame rates while gaming at the native resolution. The 94.2-Wh battery also carries over from the previous model. The increased efficiency of Nvidia's Pascal GPUs suggest the freshened Aero 14 will match or exceed the old model's claimed 10-hour battery life.

The Aero 14 offers three USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 3.1 Type-C connector. The combination of the GeForce GTX 1060 with HDMI 2.0 and mini DisplayPort connectors means the Aero 14 can now drive a pair of external 4K displays at 60Hz, too. Gigabyte didn't say how much the updated Aero 14 will cost, but we imagine it shouldn't be much more than the previous GTX 970M-equipped model.

 
   
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