Gigabyte Aero 14 Laptop Review – 8750H and GTX 1050Ti Benchmarks
You should consider let's start with the specs of this unit. There'S a 6 core Intel: i7 87, 58 CPU with the 2 point, 2 gigahertz base speed and a 4.1 gigahertz single core turbo I've got 16 gig of ddr2 thousand 400 megahertz and single channel. Although the two slots support up to 32 gig for storage, there's, a 512 gig n dot to solder SSD with the 2 m dot 2 slots, both support faster nvme storage for the graphics there's, an Nvidia 1050 TI 4 gig, which powers the 14 inch. 1440P 60 Hertz IPS panel and we'll see how this performs soon in the benchmarks for the network connectivity, their support for 802 11 AC Wi Fi in Bluetooth version 4.2, no Ethernet port here, unfortunately, so you'll need to use a USB dongle. If you need one, the interior of the laptop is a matte black aluminium. While the lid appears to be a matte black plastic, although it also seems to be available in green or orange. Overall, the laptop felt nice no sharp edges and solid, build quality. The dimensions of the laptop are thirty three point: five centimeters in width 25, centimeters in depth and just under 2 centimeters in height, so a little smaller than most 15 inch laptops as you'd expect. The weight is listed at one point: eight nine kilos on the gigabyte website, basically spot on with my own testing, with the 150 watt power, brick and cable for charging.
The total weight increases to just 2.5 kilos, so it's, quite lightweight and portable. Considering the powerful hardware I'll also just quickly note that the power brick has a USB type, a port on it for charging. As mentioned, the screen is a 14 inch, 60 Hertz, 1440p IPS panel, no g sync available here. I found this little strange as to me. 14 inches is fairly small to really benefit from the 1440p resolution, even in productivity tasks and especially for gaming, when paired with 1050 TI graphics as we'll see in the benchmark, I found the viewing angles to be really good. Images are still perfectly clear, even on sharp angles. The screen gets bright enough at 100 brightness, so measured it at 320. Nits there's also a light sensor which will automatically change the brightness of the screen based on your environment, but I found it a little annoying to have my brightness changing and disabled. It I've also measured the current color gamut using the spider 5 pro, and my results returned a 96 of srgb 73 of NTSC and 77 of Adobe RGB, so not too bad I'd, happily use it for content creation and it's X, right Pantone calibrated I've performed my Usual backlight bleed test on the display, which involves, having the laptop show a black screen in a dark room to help emphasize any bleeding. I then take a long exposure photo to display any bleed. So this is a worst case scenario test there's.
Some minor imperfections that the camera was able to pick up toward the bottom and top right corner. However, to my eyes I wasn't able to see anything even in a dark room. It looked good to me, but this will of course, vary between laptops while moving the display. There was some flex. It was fairly sturdy, though, as most of the base of the screen makes up the hinge. It can also be opened easily with one finger demonstrating a fairly even weight distribution as we've got the battery up the front above the display in the centre is a 720p camera. The camera isn't great, but better than many other laptops, I've tested, still grainy with decent lighting. Now the microphone sounds alright, but you'll be able to judge both. For yourself, the chiclet keyboard has white backlighting, with two levels of adjustment available no RGB. Here it's got some macro keys on the left hand, side which do have some different colors, and this was probably the only thing in this laptop. I didn't like not only because I don't personally actually use macro keys, but by having them here, the whole keyboard is sort of shifted over to the right, or at least that's, what it felt like. I never quite got used to it during my testing and was often typing incorrectly. The keys themselves used scissor switches and had a nice tactile, click feeling to them here's how they sound to try and give you an idea.
There was only a little keyboard flex while pushing down fairly hard. Overall, it seemed pretty solid, like other gigabyte laptops, I've reviewed, the touchpad uses ela and drivers and felt extremely smooth to the touch you can easily install precision drivers instead, which is what I've done, and after that it was basically perfect. Moving on to the io on the Left, there's, a Kensington, lock, HDMI 2.0 port, USB 3.1 gen2 type, a port 3.5 millimeter, audio combo jack and an SD card slot on the right there's, a USB type c port with four lanes of Thunderbolt. Three support mini DisplayPort, 1.2, 2, USB 3.1 gen2 on type, a ports and the power input gigabyte, mirth that with these outputs, you can run three 4k displays at once. Although I haven't tested that, as I don't own, that many there's nothing at all on the back. As the air exhaust vent so just below the screen it's worth keeping this in mind, if you plan on docking the laptop with the lid closed as it would probably get quite hot, with the exhausts blocked the front, just has some status LEDs on the right hand, Side and you can press the bottom right corner of the touchpad to show the battery charge remaining with LEDs up on the lid there's, the gigabyte logo in the center. With a mirrored finish, and this carbon fiber texture towards the bottom fingerprints show up fairly easily, but does it's a smooth surface, they're quite easy to wipe away underneath there's some rubber feet, which do a good job of preventing the laptop from sliding around.
While in use and some air intake vents towards the back, the speakers are found underneath towards the front left and right corners. They actually sound pretty good for laptop speakers. They don't get that loud, so stay fairly clear and there was actually some base. The laptop can be opened up easily with a Torx screwdriver. After removing the panel, we get easy access to the Wi Fi card to memory slots and 2m 2 slots powering. The laptop is a 94 watt hour battery and with a full charge in just watching youtube videos. With the screen on half brightness keyboard lighting off and background apps disabled, I was able to use it for 6 hours and 47 minutes. The best result in this test. I'Ve ever had so far, the error was using the Intel, integrated graphics in this test, thanks to Nvidia Optimus, while playing The Witcher 3 with medium settings and NVIDIA battery Boost set to 30fps the battery lasted for one hour and 33 minutes. However, by the time it got to around 25 percent battery left the framerate dip to 13 fps, as I guess it wasn't providing enough power at that point, but I definitely recommend playing while plugged in for best performance. Overall, the battery life was really good. It'S. The same sized battery as the era 15 X, but with less powerful Hardware, thermal testing was completed with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. It'S getting cold here as winter has just started so expect warmer temperatures in a warmer environment also remember that the CPU and GPU share heat pipes, so a change in temperatures of one component will affect the other at idle.
Both the CPU and GPU were quite cool. At 41 and 37 degrees Celsius respectively, while playing pub G at high settings, we can see that the temperatures rise a bit as shown in the darker blue by under vaulting, the CPU by minus 0.15 air volts in green. We can drop the CPU temperatures by 5 degrees, while gaming, which is about the same as just maxing out the fans in yellow. If we both max out the fans and apply the under bolt together, we can drop the temperatures quite a bit, as shown in orange. The full load stress tests were run using a 264 and the heaven benchmark at the same time, and regardless of whether or not under vaulting or maxed out, fans were in use. The CPU was always thermal throttling at 90 degrees Celsius in this test. Although the fan increase did help with the GPU temperatures, as shown in purple and darkest blue at the top of the graph, these are the average clock speeds. While running the same tests for the temperatures just shown, we can see that the CPU is basically reaching its full 3.9 gigahertz or core clock speeds. While gaming, without many issues, there was just some very slight power limit throttling without the undervolt, as shown in blue and yellow, but the undervolt played that up. As shown in green and orange, with the CPU and GPU stress tests running, we can see that maxing, the fans out only slightly improves the CPU clock.
Speed, as shown in purple but under volting, gives us the biggest boost with both under volting and the fans maxed out, we've almost completely removed the thermal throttling under full load, as shown in dark blue, but keep in mind in general, you're, probably not going to be Maxing birthda, CPU and GPU out anyway. This is a stress test and for the most part it seems be fine in games. These are the clock speeds I got while just running CPU only stress tests without any GPU load at defaults. We were seeing intermittent power limit. Throttling but it was possible to remove this by under faulting, where we were then able to get the full 3.9 gigahertz or Core turbo speed, as for the external, temperatures will actually be putting your hands at idle. The body of the laptop is sitting in the low 30s, so quite cool while gaming. This increases to the mid 40s in the center, but there are cool spots on the sides, including where the WASD Keys are, which will be appreciated, while gaming for longer periods of time with the CPU and GPU stress test. So it got a little warmer and this didn't really change much once we max out the fans. As for the fan noise produced by the laptop, only you have a listen to some of these tests at idle. It was almost completely silent. Gaming in pub G at high settings was just a little quieter than the stress test with default fan speeds in use, but it was about average compared to most other laptops, I've tested only getting a little louder at full speed.
I'Ll also note that there was no noticeable call wound, while testing in my unit. Finally let's take a look at some benchmarks. Will first cover some real world gaming benchmarks, followed by tests with various benchmarking tools. As the Euro 14 has a 1440p 60 Hertz display and we're only dealing with the 1050 TI, most of the benchmarks have been run at 1080p, as that makes more sense, but I've also included 1440p results for some of the less demanding titles where that made sense. Fortnight at 1080p was running quite well. I found a playable at all setting levels but keep in mind. The results will vary quite a lot in this game, depending on what other players are doing. Moving up to 1440p, it was definitely still playable at the lowest settings. Only at epoch did I start having significant issues. Overwatch was tested playing with the bots even at epic settings that ran very well, as shown by the 1 lows, which are above the refresh rate of the panel going to 1440p. Again, I only noticed issues of epic settings. It still worked quite well at all other setting levels. Csgo was going well at 1080p. This game doesn't really need many resources to work well, going to 1440p didn't actually drop the frame rates by as much as I expected, but I think realistically most people will stay at 1080p or below if playing competitively anyway Rainbow six siege was tested with the built In benchmark and if in the 1 lows at Ultra settings were above the refresh rate of the display, so it runs pretty well at 1440p, the frame rates drop a bit, but the 1 lows don't drop too far behind the averages.
So at most settings it should work well to the rest of the games were tested at 1080p only as in general, their frame rates. Didn'T really seem high enough to justify 1440p, and personally, I think, 1080p looks perfectly fine, while gaming at 14 inches anyway. Pub G was tested using the replay feature. As usual, the 1 lowers or a fair bit below the averages, which seems normal in this game, but of course, take the results with a grain of salt, as like Fortnight will do what's going on in the game. So the results can vary quite a lot. I have tested Far Cry five with the built in benchmark and the results aren't amazing, but it was still playable at most setting levels with that issue. One percent low is not too far below the averages. Assassin'S Creed origins was also tested with the built in benchmark and again one percent lows aren't too far below the averages here, dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive replay, so this should be a worst case scenario. Realistically, you'll probably get better results in this, while actually playing and even in this intensive test. The averages are looking pretty good for this game. Testing battlefield 1, with the first campaign mission, ran well for me, even with ultra settings, no noticeable issues in this one. The Witcher 3 doesn't really need a high frame rate to play, but was a little stuttering at Ultra settings. It ran well at all of the setting levels are rising, the Tomb Raider was tested with the built in benchmark and were able to average above the refresh rate of the display at medium settings.
Aloha Ghost Recon is a raceless intensive game and was again tested with the built in benchmark. You'Ll probably want to play this at lowest settings to get a good experience. Watchdogs 2 was another resource, intensive game, but it's another that I personally think doesn't need a high frame rate to play. I didn't actually notice any dips below Ultra settings ran quite well at high or below doom was tested using Vulcan and even at max settings were averaging above the refresh rate of the display. It played well at all setting levels in my testing with no noticeable problems. I'Ve got a couple more games covered in the dedicated gaming benchmark video, if you're interested now onto the benchmarking tools, I've tested, Heaven Valley and super position from Unigine, as well as fire strike time. Spy and VR mark from 3d mark just pause. The video, if you want a detailed look at these results as we've seen the 1050 Ti, gives us a good experience in less demanding games at 1080p and even at 1440p and some titles, some triple a games would need lower settings with 1080p there. Otherwise, you'll probably want to instead look at a laptop with 1060 graphics or above as for overclocking, the 8750 HCP you can't be overclocked, but I was able to increase the GPU core clock of the 1050 Ti. We can see the average clock speeds while running the heaven benchmark for 30 minutes at stock and with megahertz overclocked applied with both CPU under vaulting and GPU overclocking applied.
We get a little boost in games in pub G we're, seeing a few frames per second better. At each setting level, but nothing too major I've just quickly got some CPU benchmarks here, and we can see that it's a decent step up from the seventh generation as we've got two extra cores with slightly faster single threaded clock speeds: the minus 0.15 au volt under Volt is giving us a nice performance boost as its removing the power limit throttling. As discussed earlier in crystal disk mark, the 512 gig MDOT to solder SSD was performing pretty well over 500 megabytes per second in sequential reads, and around 480 megabytes per second in sequential, writes, but remember the m dot 2 slots support faster and vm e storage with 4 lanes each if you want to upgrade as a smaller laptop there's, no 2.5 inch drive bay here. So no hard drive, i've tested the SD card slot using a v 90 rated card, so the card shouldn't be a bottleneck and we can see that the results are pretty decent. As for the price, the error 14 seems to be around 2400 Australian dollars here in Australia, but I couldn't really see it for sale at that many places at the time of recording same in the u.s. at the moment. There'S no mention of the error. 14 on Amazon or Newegg all rev in the science gigabytes own website points to his resellers. So I can't really compare it easily.
I'Ll update the video description. If I can find some global pricing. So what did you guys think if the gigabyte error 14 laptop? I think it's pretty impressive, that we can get a 6 core CPU in such a thin and light laptop granted. It does thermal throttle due to this, but even so, it still performs pretty well and that could be improved to fair bit with under vaulting, and you could probably take it to the next level with some liquid metal. Otherwise, the laptop had great build quality, runs all right in games and has really good battery life. Basically, a smaller version of the error 15 acts that I've previously reviewed. The only issues I had were with the keyboard due to those macro keys, shifting the layout over but that's, probably personal preference, and you probably get used to it, and I thought the 14 inch 1440p screen paired with the 1050 TIR was a strange choice. You can always run games at 1080p, so it's not a major issue in terms of performance, but a 1080p panel may have lowered the price without making much noticeable difference. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments and leave a like to. Let me know if you found the review useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.