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Computex 2015 | Aorus refreshes X5 gaming notebook with Nvidia G-SYNC

Aorus refreshes X5 gaming notebook with Nvidia G-SYNC
Aorus refreshes X5 gaming notebook with Nvidia G-SYNC
15.6-inch ultrathin gaming notebook to sport 3x M.2 SSDs, Intel Broadwell CPU, GTX 965M SLI GPUs, and 2880 x 1620 resolution display.

It's finally here -- Notebooks with G-SYNC are now a reality.

Aorus isn't afraid of to come out with guns blazing; The X7 and X3 are one of the few ultrathin gaming notebooks with SLI and QHD+ IPS panels, respectively. Thus, it's perhaps no surprise that the refreshed 15.6-inch X5 will sport some equally insane specifications.

With dual GTX 965M GPUs under its belt, Aorus claims that the X5 is able to achieve over 12000 points in 3DMark 11, which is a step above a single GTX 980M. It will also be one of the first to sport both Intel Broadwell processors and Nvidia G-SYNC to eliminate screen-tearing.

Visually, the chassis remains unchanged from the X3 and X7. This is not a negative as we love the design and all-aluminum body, but hopefully the horrid glossy touchpad will get the fix it deserves.

The X5 will be available in the coming weeks for $2299 to $2799. The original X5 was revealed earlier this year at CES 2015. In the meantime, we'll just let these pending specifications speak for themselves.

  • CPU: 5th generation 14 nm Intel Broadwell
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 965M SLI with G-SYNC
  • RAM: 4 SODIMM slots, up to 32 GB DDR3-1866
  • Display: 15.6-inch 2880 x 1620 IPS, 350 cd/m2 brightness
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac, VGA-out, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB, 2x HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, 3.5 mm audio, 3.5 mm mic, Kensington Lock
  • Storage: 3x M.2 SSD RAID 0
  • Dimensions: 0.9-inches thick
  • Weight: 5.51 pounds

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Allen Ngo, 2015-06- 2 (Update: 2015-06- 3)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.