Aorus X5S v5 Camo
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Aorus X5S v5 Camo
Source: Expert Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: Hexus Archive.org version
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
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Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
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Aorus is a brand of Gigabyte Technology, a Taiwanese company that specializes in manufacturing computer hardware and accessories. Aorus was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. The logo is a falcon head, as the name Aorus is derived from the ancient Egyptian falcon god Horus. The Aorus brand focuses on developing high-end gaming products such as gaming laptops, gaming monitors, gaming mice, keyboards and other accessories. Aorus products are designed to enhance the gaming experience. The brand also has a strong presence in the e-sports community and sponsors many professional e-sports teams and events.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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