Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED (Intel 11th Gen) vs Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021)

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Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core)


Evaluation of Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED (Intel 11th Gen) and Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021) important characteristics
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Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
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Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED (Intel 11th Gen)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Features a much bigger (~41%) battery – 99 against 70 watt-hours
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 64GB) and an SSD
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 120 versus 60 Hz
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 1
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 400 grams less (around 0.88 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 12% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Much smaller footprint: 22% more compact case (107.1 vs 137.9 square inches)
  • Provides 19% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 420 nits

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2 kg (4.41 lbs) 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs)
Dimensions 356 x 250 x 19.9 mm
14.02 x 9.84 x 0.78 inches
312.6 x 221.2 x 15.5 mm
12.31 x 8.71 x 0.61 inches
Area 890 cm2 (138 inches2) 691 cm2 (107.2 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~75.4% ~84.6%
Side bezels 5.3 mm 3.4 mm
Colors Black Silver, Gray
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle - 135°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 2 2
Max. fan speed (RPM) - 6241 RPM
Noise level (max. load) 60 dB 49.5 dB


Size 15.6 inches 14.2 inches
Type OLED Mini LED
Refresh rate 60 Hz 120 Hz
PPI 282 ppi 254 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels 3024 x 1964 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Glossy (Antireflective) Glossy (Antireflective)
Ambient light sensor No Yes
Display tests
Contrast 11000:1 48900:1
sRGB color space 100% -
Adobe RGB profile 99.5% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 99.9% 99.3%
Response time 2 ms 49 ms
Max. brightness


Voltage 15.2 V -
Full charging time - 2:30 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Right Left, Right
Charge power 230 W 67 / 96 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weight of AC adapter 720 grams 274 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 1.9-2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz -
Cores 8 10 (8P + 2E)
Threads 16 10
L3 Cache 24 MB -
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core)
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 105 W 30 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes -
Type Dedicated Integrated
Fabrication process 8 nm 5 nm
GPU base clock 1305 MHz 450 MHz
GPU boost clock 1642 MHz 1296 MHz
Memory size 6 GB System Shared
Memory type GDDR6 LPDDR5
Memory bus 192 bit 256 bit
Memory speed 14 Gbps 6.4 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 3840 2048
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 120 128
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 64
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 4x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 6400 MHz
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 2 -
Max. ram size 64 GB -


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 2 -
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC255 -
Speakers 2.0 4.2
Power 2x2W -
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Loudness 75 dB 84.9 dB
Microphones 2 3


Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Below the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 No
USB Type-C 1x USB 4.0 3x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort 1x v1.4 No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.6 mm 1 mm
Size - 13.2 x 8.1 cm
Surface - Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
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