Aorus X3 Plus v5
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Aorus X3 Plus v5
Mini gaming machine. Skylake, USB Type-C, DDR4, NVMe SSD, touchpad redesign, and HDMI 2.0 round up the list of changes for the refreshed X3 Plus. Aorus shows it means business in the already narrow sub 14-inch gaming category.
NBR knows a device is something special when we struggle to list “cons” at the conclusion of a review. The Aorus X3 Plus V5 is one of those devices. With an attractive portable design, top-notch performance, a solid keyboard and a beautiful display this device delivers on almost every front. It’s a bit expensive at $2,200, but it’s well worth the price tag given its high quality design and powerful specs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Stuff TV
The X3 Plus v5 is a great gaming laptop, minus the usual bulk. It can’t quite match the performance of monsters such as the Schenker XMG U726, but then it’s slightly more affordable and a lot easier to live with if you don’t want Darth Vader’s laptop sitting in your lounge or you’re stuck for space. It’s solidly built and very usable, with a fantastic high-resolution screen, and it has the power required to run the big blockbusters, both now and for a few good years to come.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Coupled with a very healthy battery life when in non-gaming mode, the Aorus X3 PLUS V5 makes for a very handy, powerful general use laptop as well as a mobile gaming machine. It's built extremely well, looks fantastic, is ergonomically sound and pleasant to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2016
Source: PC Authority
Just over a year ago we checked out the Aorus X3 v3 gaming laptop, and were impressed at its ability to pack solid gaming performance into a relatively portable form factor. Since then the price has jumped $700 in the move to the v5 (we didn’t get the v4 down under), despite it using the exact same chassis. Luckily it’s now offering a lot more hardware within for the price, though Australia’s weak dollar surely isn’t helping things.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:
Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
This company was founded as a subsidiary of Gigabyte in Tawain in 2014. The logo is a falcon head, since the name Aorus is derived from the ancient Egyptian falcon god Horus. According to employees, the first letter of HORUS was changed to "A" to represent the brand as "A team". Aorus primarily produces gaming laptops as well as computer accessories.
Since the market shares are still low, there are also few reviews. However, the products achieve relatively good ratings (as of 2016).
88.53%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.