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Aorus X5

Specifications

Aorus X5
Aorus X5 (X5 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-5700HQ 4 x 2.7 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI - 4096 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 5010 MHz, 348.10
Memory
16384 MB 
, Dual-Channel, DDR3-1866, PC3-14900, 10-10-10-32
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 2880 x 1620 pixel, IPS, ID: Panasonic MEI96A2, Name: VVX16T028J00, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM97
Storage
2x Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G (RAID 0), 500 GB 
, Secondary: HGST HTS721010A9E630
Soundcard
Intel 9-series Chipset
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphones, 3.5 mm microphone, Card Reader: SD reader, Sensors: Ambient Light
Networking
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.9 x 390 x 272 ( = 0.9 x 15.35 x 10.71 in)
Battery
73 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 1.5 W stereo + subwoofer, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Velvet cleaning cloth, Touchpad surface cover, Quick Start guide, Command&Control, MacroEngine, System Backup, Drivers Update, XSplit Gamecaster, CyberLink PowerDVD 10, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.676 kg ( = 94.39 oz / 5.9 pounds), Power Supply: 862 g ( = 30.41 oz / 1.9 pounds)
Price
2600 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 86%, features: 70%, display: 88% mobility: 55%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the Aorus X5

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

Foreign Reviews

Aorus X5
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2015

Comment

Model: 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.

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

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

» 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.676 kg:

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


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).


81%: 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.

 

Aorus X5-CF1
GeForce GTX 965M SLI

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-06-11)