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Aorus 5 KB: A lot of space for storage devices

Simple but with good maintenance options: The Aorus 5 KB from Gigabyte
Simple but with good maintenance options: The Aorus 5 KB from Gigabyte
Not only does the Aorus 5 KB gaming laptop from Gigabyte offer a removable battery thanks to its Clevo barebone but also very good maintenance options. Gamers will also be well served with the built-in hardware.
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In the gaming sector, many manufacturers try to stand out from the competition through their own designs and sophisticated cooling systems. The results are usually highly adapted laptops that can more or less implement their performance well. Maintenance options or hardware expansions by the user are limited and often not even intended at all.

The laptops under the Aorus label usually also set clear accents that connect buyers to the brand. On the contrary, the Clevo barebone, on which the Aorus 5 KB is based, offers a rather plain design. But this is also accompanied by a replaceable battery. Users can also access a free SATA and a free M.2 slot inside whereby a second M.2 slot is occupied by the SSD installed by the manufacturer. The RAM, which is installed in two memory slots, can also be exchanged and expanded as desired.

But since Gigabyte now depends on the cooling system of the Clevo case, a lot of optimization is done by the software. It allows users to adjust system performance with four power modes as well as to adjust the fan control. In this way, a balanced adjustment of fan volume and performance is possible, which has a significant impact on everyday life.

An Intel Core i7-10750H, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 are used in our test configuration. In our review of the Aorus 5 KB, we'll clarify in detail what the built-in hardware is able to achieve in daily use and in gaming.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 426 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 413 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Mike Wobker, 2020-10-12 (Update: 2020-10-10)