The newer model has a completely newer design from the previous one with a 30% Better Cooling system with more heat vents and Heat pipes so it can now reach the full 4Ghz. all core turbo speed on the I7-9750H CPU .
Although those are very good specs but you can find them in a lot of other laptops what makes the AERO special is IT’S BATTERY LIFE as it has a 94Wh battery which is almost the biggest battery you can find in a laptop giving a 6.5 Hrs. of video playback so it should be more than enough for a day at school especially it only weighs 4.4 lbs with CNC Crafted Precisely Refined and Durable body of compressed aluminum .
The AERO also offers a great fan control with one of the fastest SD card reader you can find on a laptop that with the Amazing OLED display makes it a great choice for content creation however if you are more into gaming I would recommend the 240Hz. IPS display for a great first shooter gaming experience .
Now for the down sides as although it has a thunderbolt 3 port you can’t charge the laptop through it and it doesn’t have a place for an HDD .