But Newegg has sneakily snipped an extra $100 off. For what you get, this is mindblowing value for money!
Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4:
$2,199 $1,249 @ Newegg
This creator/gaming laptop hybrid packs mind blowing specs into a sleek chassis at a shockingly affordable price: Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, that RTX 3070 Ti GPU with 8GB GDDR6 video memory, which keeps pictures fluid on that gorgeous 15.6-inch 4K AMOLED display.
As you can see from the spec list just above, this huge saving hasn’t caused a compromise in any other areas of the system just to get that RTX 3070 Ti GPU. The 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-12700H is an absolute screamer that ensures no graphical bottlenecking.
Combine that with 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD, and this is able to hold plenty of high-capacity games and creative pro applications — running them smoothly side-by-side. That's a spec list to make a lot of the best gaming laptops sweat.
And while the 15.6-inch 4K AMOLED panel with HDR and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut runs at just 60Hz, the vivid color accuracy and impressive contrast ratio will make your games look spectacular. Plus, if you need that extra smooth framerate while at home, the Mini DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 ports, paired with a good gaming monitor can help with that!
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