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Computex 2019 | Aorus wants to be more accessible to gamers, unveils Aorus 5 with GTX 1650 graphics

Aorus wants to be more accessible to gamers, unveils Aorus 5 with GTX 1650 graphics
Aorus wants to be more accessible to gamers, unveils Aorus 5 with GTX 1650 graphics
The Gigabyte Sabre-inspired Aorus 5 series will come standard with 9th gen Core i7 CPUs, LG 144 Hz IPS panels, Killer 1550 wireless, Samsung RAM, and Intel 760p SSDs at more affordable starting prices for the mainstream gamer.

It's critical to have an expansive portfolio if you're a laptop maker. The Aorus brand was once an enthusiast-only family that pushed Nvidia SLI SKUs in the thinnest and sleekest form factors possible. While high-end models are still the company's forte, they've begun offering more affordable options with the Aorus 15 being the first.

Gigabyte is expected to show off its latest 15.6-inch laptop called the Aorus 5 at Computex 2019 next week. Instead of replacing the existing Aorus 15, the Aorus 5 will supplement it as it will carry only GTX 1050 and GTX 1650 graphics whereas the Aorus 15 can go up to the RTX 2070. Even so, the Aorus 5 will completely skip the Core i5 series and a 60 Hz display in favor of the higher-end Core i7-9750H and 144 Hz IPS panel.

The design and features of the Aorus 5 will otherwise be nearly identical to the larger 17.3-inch Aorus 7. The full specifications list for the Aorus 5 can be found on its product page here. It remains to be seen what will happen to the Gigabyte Sabre 15 and Sabre 17 as these are also budget-midrange gaming laptops from the same manufacturer.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05-22 (Update: 2019-05-29)
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.