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Aorus X5 Series

Aorus X5 v8Processor: Intel Core i7 5700HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Core i7 7820HK, Intel Core i7 8850H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.532kg, 2.575kg, 2.6kg, 2.65kg, 2.676kg
Price: 2300, 2400, 2600, 2700, 2800 euro
Average Score: 82.41% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 91%, features: 65%, display: 90%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 66%

 

Aorus X5

The powerful Aorus X5 certainly delivers when it comes to pure gaming performance. At just 2.5 kg, the laptop is lightweight and super thin in profile. Design is kept fairly discreet with clean angled lines throughout the solidly built chassis. There is a full size tile-style keyboard with macro capabilities and a glossy responsive touchpad. The Aorus X5 comes in dark grey and has 2 rear vents that look like engine ports ensuring optimal cooling. Users will definitely appreciate the minimalistic design approach of the device. The Windows 8.1 laptop comes with stellar specifications as expected of a gaming laptop. On-board is an Intel Core i7-5700HQ quad core processor clocked at 2.7 Ghz, up to 32 GB of 1866 DDR3L RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 965M SLI with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM. This dual GPU setup coupled with the high-end CPU and RAM will have no issues dealing with current and near future gaming titles. Storage on the Aorus X5 can be configured to support a quadruple-storage system. Options range from 128 GB to 512 GB M.2 SSD and 500 GB to 2 TB HDD combinations. Display on the laptop is a beautiful 15.6inch WQHD+ IPS panel with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Other features on the laptop consist of four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort and a card reader. The Aorus X5 comes with a 73.26 Wh Li-Polymer battery.

Specifications

Aorus X5Notebook: Aorus X5
Processor: Intel Core i7 5700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 2880 x 1620 pixels
Weight: 2.676kg
Price: 2600 euro
Links:  X5 (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

82% Aorus X5 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
SLI and G-SYNC. Aorus may be less than a couple years old, but the manufacturer already has some of the thinnest gaming notebooks with the latest hardware and features in the market. Are the GTX 965M SLI GPUs and 2880 x 1620 resolution G-SYNC screen the perfect match?
80% Gigabyte Aorus X5 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A fantastic gaming machine – but beware: the Gigabyte Aorus X5 is noisy and it comes with a premium price tag.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 50%
Aorus X5
Source: Hexus English
It hasn't taken long for Aorus to establish itself as a big-name purveyor of extreme gaming laptops. The Aorus X5 is in many ways a technical marvel, but it feels like a proof of concept and having demonstrated a new standard in mobile gaming, has us looking forward to a v2 revision touting a perfected trackpad, a single powerful GPU and greater longevity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2015
Hands on: Gigabyte Aorus X5 review
Source: Techradar English
A lot of vendors were hellbent on capitalising on PC's huge eSports industry at Computex this year, and while it's relatively simple to get League of Legends or Counter-Strike running on a laptop with all streaming functionality switched to 'go', you'll want something like an X5 if you want to play, say, The Witcher 3 at max settings in the park.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/10/2015
Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
This sexy beast is hitting the UK this week, and we're expecting it to move pretty fast. So if you want to buy a Gigabyte Auros X5 then get your orders in on the double, soldier.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2015
Aorus X5
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2015

 

Aorus X5-CF1

Specifications

Aorus X5-CF1Notebook: Aorus X5-CF1
Processor: Intel Core i7 5700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 2880 x 1620 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
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Portable Aorus X5 Sync
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good performance; good screen; good workmanship; 3 slots M.2. Negative: Hot under load; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2015

 

Aorus X5S v5

The Aorus X5S v5 is a high end gaming laptop with Mobile Intel HM170 Express Chipset, 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, 16 GB DDR3 RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M GPU with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Thus, it really comes with high-end hardware and supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology for energy saving. The Aorus X5s v5 supports four storage devices. It has one 2.5 inch HDD/2.5 inch SSD slot and three M.2 SSD slots, where two slots support PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD and another slot supports PCIe NVMe Gen3 x2 SSD. The 15.6 inch 4K (UHD) 3840x2160 IPS display is able to deliver sharp and high definition images. For better gaming experience, the Aorus X5S v5 comes with a backlit keyboard with individual macro keys, which is not commonly seen in laptops. As for audio, it brings two 1.5 W speakers and a 2 W subwoofer. In addition, an HD Webcam and an internal microphone are built into the laptop. For connecting peripherals, there are three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 (Type C) port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a mini-DisplayPort, RJ45, an SD card reader, and microphone-in and earphone-out port.

Specifications

Aorus X5S v5Notebook: Aorus X5S v5
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.532kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links:  X5S v5 (Model)

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Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

82% Aorus X5S v5 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
One is better than two. The refreshed X5 shows that a single more powerful GPU is the better choice against two weaker GPUs in SLI.
70% Aorus X5S v5
Source: Laptop Mag English
Aorus continues to create some of the sleekest, albeit most expensive gaming laptops on the block. For $2,299, gamers get a bona fide powerhouse that can produce frame rates on a par with more beastly 17-inch rigs -- provided the resolution's set to 1080p. When you're not gaming, the laptop can function as a kickass productivity machine, or just a gorgeous way to watch 4K movies.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% AORUS X5S v5 Review (MultiCam)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
This notebook is marred by two glaring issues. The bottom of the chassis and parts of the top get too hot to the touch while gaming. It’s understandable to use the chassis as a heatsink, though we think this notebook takes it to the excess. Secondly, the fans are too loud at top RPM and have a highly distinct whine. Even though the X5S has a rather decent pair of speakers, we found ourselves reverting to headphones to hear quieter sounds in games. These issues are both sacrifices made to achieve such a thin and light design. You’ll have to decide whether the trade-offs are worthwhile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Aorus X5S v5 review
Source: Techradar English
The Aorus X5S v5 is an excellent machine that offers tons of gamer-specific features beyond just its pretty screen and processing power. The bright, colorful display is adequately powered, and it handles productivity applications as easily as gaming. Part of the fun for me was seeing just how great my older games looked with their settings and resolution turned to the max.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Aorus X5S v5 Camo

Specifications

Aorus X5S v5 CamoNotebook: Aorus X5S v5 Camo
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 2800 euro
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Hot under the collar
Source: Expert Reviews English
Of course, temperature problems aren’t unusual in gaming laptops, and I’d still happily sit down and play games on the X5s for hours at a time. At this price, though, I expect perfection, so the Aorus X5s just misses out on that elusive fifth star. Still, if you have the funds and are after one of the most distinctive and powerful gaming laptops money can buy, then the Aorus X5s Camo certainly won’t disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Aorus X5S v5 Camo
Source: Hexus English
Aorus has created some of the best-looking gaming laptops in recent years and is now bolstering its portfolio with the arrival of the X5S v5 Camo. This new addition to the X5S range offers familiar hardware adorned in an eye-catching MultiCam camouflage that works surprisingly well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2016

 

Aorus X5 v6

Specifications

Aorus X5 v6Notebook: Aorus X5 v6
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 1:78, 2880 x 1620 pixels
Weight: 2.575kg
Price: 2400 euro
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Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

83% Aorus X5 v6 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
No performance compromises. The unique Aorus X5 is back with Pascal, individually lit RGB keys, and 120 Hz/5 ms FHD display options all in a chassis just under 23 mm thick. Owners will get the same gaming performance as a desktop with GTX 1070 graphics, albeit in a much louder package.
80% Aorus X5 v6 review
Source: Techradar English
The Aorus X5 doesn’t come cheap, but this is one of the slimmest gaming titans on the market here – and it packs a punch. Just don’t expect it to do its thing quietly.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Aorus X5 v6
Source: Hexus English
When we reviewed the special edition Aorus X5S v5 Camo back in April, we came away with the feeling that the laptop's strengths were largely negated by the lack of next-gen GPUs. Fast forward a few months and Nvidia has stepped forward to fill the void with the GeForce GTX 10-series. Aorus has responded quickly and the refreshed X5 v6 races out of the gate with a Core i7-6820HK processor and GeForce GTX 1070 graphics allied to a high-resolution 3K WQHD+ display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2016
Review: Aorus X5 V6 GTX 1070 Laptop
Source: Unlocked Newegg English
The specs on the X5V6 are certainly impressive for a gaming laptop, but it’s not alone in that. What makes the X5V6 so desirable is the combination of the power of the components and the elegant and light case that houses them. The X5V6 is perfect for someone who wants a portable, light laptop that doesn’t scream “I’m a gamer!” while still being able to keep up with other high end gaming laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2016
95% Aorus X5 V6 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 90% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
Portátil para juegos: Aorus X5 V6
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Slim size and lightweight; good display; decent ergonomy. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2017
Review: Aorus X5 v6
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice design; large screen; good display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2016

 

Aorus X5 v7

Specifications

Aorus X5 v7Notebook: Aorus X5 v7
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 2700 euro
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Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84.6% Aorus X5 v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
4K vs. battery. Aorus has made several improvements since last year's model of the X5: 4K display, Thunderbolt 3 and a Kaby Lake CPU are only a few of the positive additions. Can the X5 v7 improve on its predecessor's rating (83%) or might it even reach pole position among slim gamers? We will try to find out in our review.
90% Gigabyte AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D (GTX 1070) Review
Source: Tech PowerUP English
Overall, the Gigabyte AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D is the right size and weight, and its performance is absurdly good. If you don't mind warm fingers when gaming and a short battery life, it's a damn good way to get your game on without being tied down - if you can find a power outlet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
AORUS X5 V7 Review
Source: Vortez English
All in, the AORUS X5 V7 is fantastic, offering acceptable to good frame rates, huge CPU power on demand, plenty of fast DDR4 RAM for multitasking and that 4K screen to make everything possible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2017
80% Gigabyte Aorus X5 v7 Review
Source: Techspot English
To get the Aorus X5 v7’s GTX 1070 gaming experience, you’ll need to pay a hefty premium. GTX 1070 laptops tend to start around the $1,499 to $1,699 mark, but the entry-level X5 v7 costs a whopping $2,399. Of course, you’re getting much better hardware in every regard, though some will certainly find that $900 margin very hard to swallow. We’re not quite hitting GTX 1080 laptop pricing, but this laptop does come pretty close.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Test Gigabyte Aorus X5, Un Pc Portable Taillé Pour Le Gaming : Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 90%

 

Aorus X5 V7-KL3K3D

Specifications

Aorus X5 V7-KL3K3DNotebook: Aorus X5 V7-KL3K3D
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
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Aorus X5 V7
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; backlit keys; nice display; high performance; good connectivity. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2017
Revue de Test : Gigabyte AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D (GTX 1070)
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent speakers; good display; high performance. Negative: High price; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2017

 

Aorus X5 v8

Specifications

Aorus X5 v8Notebook: Aorus X5 v8
Processor: Intel Core i7 8850H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.65kg
Price: 2700 euro
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Aorus X5 v8 (i7-8850H, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Praiseworthy six cores. Gigabyte equipped the 2018 version of the Aorus X5 with a hexa-core CPU belonging to Intel's Coffee Lake series. The CPU is accompanied by a GeForce GTX 1070 and a 144 Hz display. Find out in our review whether the 15-inch laptop is on a par with other gaming devices.
80% Gigabyte Aorus X5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Performance that packs a punch and all of the gaming features that you’d expect make for a satisfying – if not quite portable – entertainment machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

Aorus:

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. 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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI: Two GeForce GTX 965M graphics cards in SLI combination.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  

5700HQ: Broadwell-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5600 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.8850H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.3 GHz (4.1 GHz with 4 cores, 4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.676 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


82.41%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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