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GIGABYTE AERO 5 XE4 Notebook, 15.6" UHD AMOLED, i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB, 1 TB SSD - $1499

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Feb 19, 2008
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I'd take a 4k OLED 60hz display over a 144/240 hz "IPS-Like" display any day for gaming

You ONLY benefit from 120hz in competitive games. 99% of games will see no real gains from the extra framerate

The VASLTY SUPERIOR visuals you'll get make this a much better gaming notebook for most titles too
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Viper98 wrote: I'd take a 4k OLED 60hz display over a 144/240 hz "IPS-Like" display any day for gaming

You ONLY benefit from 120hz in competitive games. 99% of games will see no real gains from the extra framerate

The VASLTY SUPERIOR visuals you'll get make this a much better gaming notebook for most titles too
Can you play any current or recent games with lots of eye-candy settings on at 4K with the this mobile RTX 3070 Ti?

OLED is really nice I agree, and 4K details can be nice too, but with a mobile (I don't know this one's specific power max) RTX 3070 Ti aren't you already behind when it comes to 4K gaming?
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hystavito wrote: Can you play any current or recent games with lots of eye-candy settings on at 4K with the this mobile RTX 3070 Ti?

OLED is really nice I agree, and 4K details can be nice too, but with a mobile (I don't know this one's specific power max) RTX 3070 Ti aren't you already behind when it comes to 4K gaming?
130 W

imo, yes you would have to lower the quality to get playable framerates

From Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 specifications
https://www.gigabyte.com/la/Laptop/AERO ... -Gen/sp#sp

Video Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti Laptop GPU 8GB GDDR6
Boost Clock 1485 MHz / Maximum Graphics Power 130 W
*May vary by scenario.

Supports NVIDIA Max-Q Technologies:
CPU Optimizer, Rapid Core Scaling, Optimal Playable Settings, Dynamic Boost 2.0, Resizable BAR, and Optimus™ Technology.
Destiny is all
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Feb 19, 2008
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hystavito wrote: Can you play any current or recent games with lots of eye-candy settings on at 4K with the this mobile RTX 3070 Ti?

OLED is really nice I agree, and 4K details can be nice too, but with a mobile (I don't know this one's specific power max) RTX 3070 Ti aren't you already behind when it comes to 4K gaming?
You would likely need to play at 1080p or maybe 1440 (depending on the game)

The mobile 3070 is a solid 1080p performer
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Jul 22, 2015
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What a Weird spec "Gaming" Laptop.
just note, Gigabyte has the absolute worst customer service for questions and repair time.


Haven't even touched my Aorus g15 ever since getting a Steam deck tho...
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Sep 14, 2007
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Feeling like a fool for having bought the April Fool's $1299 11800H+3070 deal. For only $200 more I could have gotten a UHD OLED display! Ok, that was half a year ago...
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Feb 17, 2007
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Hi,

I am on the market for a laptop. It is for only light gaming and general use. I like the spec of this laptop (OLED, 3070 graphics etc) but tsome of the comments scares me. Quality of the components are bad that you will have major problems within a year or 2? Would like it to last for 3-4 years. Appreciate any comments from the previous users of this laptop.
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ya...everyone jumped on it like its the gaming laptop deal of the decade. i think im gonna wait for like zen5+rdna3 apu, power efficiency is king for laptop.
conurus wrote: Feeling like a fool for having bought the April Fool's $1299 11800H+3070 deal. For only $200 more I could have gotten a UHD OLED display! Ok, that was half a year ago...
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conurus wrote: Feeling like a fool for having bought the April Fool's $1299 11800H+3070 deal. For only $200 more I could have gotten a UHD OLED display! Ok, that was half a year ago...
Same

I got the 5900hx/370 rir about $1300


But tech usually drops in price, so you can't really regret that something is a better deal 6 months later
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Oct 31, 2019
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I went ahead and ordered this. Perhaps I'm naive but this looks like an amazing deal - I'd appreciate someone to tell me why I'm wrong. I was planning on buying a desktop but this looked too good to pass up because:
-3070ti on laptop apparently translates to somewhere between 3060-3060ti on a proper desktop.....I can't find a similarly spec'd desktop for materially less
-While literally everything has 16GB RAM at this price point, 1TB SSD is a nice plus (too many have 512GB)
-Processor doesn't look like it'll become a bottleneck
-I plan on non-competitive light gaming primarily through a 1440p ultrawide monitor. Don't care about FPS past the 60s-70s so long as its playable
-I want this to be future proofed. I can't imagine this being unable to run games for at least 7-8 years. I'm replacing a laptop that can't run certain new games at all anymore (~7 years old) so my hand has been forced

I can't find a desktop in the same price range that clearly trounces this......plus this comes with the benefit of mobility + 4k OLED screen (will feel very nice when I am on the go and as an extra monitor at home).
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Feb 14, 2012
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Viper98 wrote: I'd take a 4k OLED 60hz display over a 144/240 hz "IPS-Like" display any day for gaming

You ONLY benefit from 120hz in competitive games. 99% of games will see no real gains from the extra framerate

The VASLTY SUPERIOR visuals you'll get make this a much better gaming notebook for most titles too
Once you got 144hz, its really hard to go back to 60hz. Like eyecandy is nice, but so i smoothness of gameplay. Competive or otherwise IMO.
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Feb 19, 2008
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Josecc wrote: Once you got 144hz, its really hard to go back to 60hz. Like eyecandy is nice, but so i smoothness of gameplay. Competive or otherwise IMO.
I think it really depends on the game

Like, I can't play Rocket League at anything below 120fps now. 60FPS looks like a slideshow


but then like.... Forza Horizon 5 I can't tell the difference between 60fps and 200fps at all
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Sep 8, 2022
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I'm expiring this thread. I was in store checkout the unit....did some rough performance benchmarks in person. And I just can't recommend this model anymore.

The CPU TDP is capped at 45W sustained PL1, OOTB. That's really slow compare to something like the Legion 5, where its PL2 is 120w and PL1 can do 100w, sustained.
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Dec 28, 2006
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I bought this laptop just to hold onto unopened until I at least see something else that is better. I havent seen a laptop with these specs for anything close to this price, but understandable if OP did some benchmarking and it doesnt actually perform well even with all of these parts.
I'll keep searching

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