In a world with desktop GPUs that are ludicrously priced thanks to scalpers and chip shortages, the only option left is to turn to gaming laptops. Fortunately, gaming laptops of 2021 have become so powerful that oftentimes, we can mistake them for desktops. One such model, the GIGABYTE AUROS 15P YD features specifications that will make you believe that this is a desktop replacement, and it is $250 off, with limited units available.
After the discount, the AUROS 15P YD carries a price of $2,149 and is relatively portable, thanks to its 15.6-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen that is Pantone Certified and features a 240Hz refresh rate. This means that whether it is color grading work or gaming, the display will work in your favor. The specifications are also worth writing home about, as this gaming laptop features an Intel 11th-generation Core i7-11800H, which is an 8-core, 16-thread part that can boost up to 4.60GHz when needed.
You also get 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD, with another NVMe slot if you need to increase your existing storage in the future. 32GB of DDR4 RAM is also present, which can be increased to 64GB when you require it, but the main attraction will no doubt be the RTX 3080. It is the 16GB GDDR6 variant with a 130W power limit, and at 1080p, you can rest assured that you will be playing the latest titles at their highest settings possible. If you need to game at a higher resolution, you can plug in the GIGABYTE AUROS 15P YD to an external monitor through a various selection of ports.
The keyboard is also per-RGB, if that matters to you, and for the battery, you get a massive 99WHr cell. Considering that it is an Intel chip as part of the innards, you will be able to get between 7-8 hours of backup time if you turn down the brightness and RGB lighting. At the time of writing, there were only 13 units left in stock, so if you want something that sports an impressive build and will last you for a considerably long period, we strongly recommend getting the GIGABYTE AUROS 15P YD. You never know when stock will be replenished.