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