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Aorus X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Aorus X5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The design and performance also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the price. The touchpad and sound get critical views.

portability, performance, design, screen, durability

usability, keyboard, reliability, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Aorus X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Aorus X5 Notebook Review

 

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...

GPU performance rivaling GTX 980M, 3x M.2 RAID bays, 1x 2.5-inch SATA III, 4x video-out ports, 4x SODIMM slots, High quality 3K matte G-SYNC display, Very high performance-to-weight ratio, Live Streaming Engine, No GPU throttling, Easily accessible...

Loud fan noise when gaming, Very warm surface temperatures when gaming, No PCIe x4 slot or external desktop GPU support, No Thunderbolt support, Soldered CPU and GPUs, Build quality of lid could be better, Shallow key travel, Glossy touchpad exhibits...

The Aorus X5 is everything we've come to expect from Aorus. It's a notebook for users who aren't satisfied with the performance and features of ultralight gaming notebooks like the Asus G501 or MSI GS60, but still want the power and expandability of...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Aorus X5 v6 Notebook Review

 

No performance compromises. The unique Aorus X5 is back with Pascal, individually lit RGB keys, and 120 Hz/5 ms FHD display options all in a chassis just under 23 mm thick. Owners will get the same gaming performance as a desktop with GTX 1070...

4x storage bays, 4x SODIMM slots, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, very fast performance; overclockable CPU and GPU, high sRGB coverage; high quality WQHD+ panel, 120 Hz/5 ms FHD or WQHD+ display options, stylish design; thin and portable, dedicated column of Macro...

coil whine and backlight bleeding on our test unit, slight CPU throttling under extreme loads, high power demand; average battery life, PWM detected on all brightness levels, slightly uneven keyboard backlight, Aorus software is clunky at times, no...

Aorus has carved itself a niche in the gaming market by offering hardware normally found on larger notebooks in a chassis half the thickness. The X5 v6 even offers a unique set of features including its 3K 1620p display, dual HDMI 2.0 ports, and Live...

Expert review by: Salehuddin Bin Husin (hardwarezone.com)

Aorus X5 review: Making a strong case for G-Sync notebooks

 

The Aorus X5 is the first gaming notebook we've lab-tested that comes with a G-Sync compatible display. How does NVIDIA's new display tech, when ported to a mobile display, stack up? Does the Aorus X5 even need it when it has NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 965M...

G-Sync capable high resolution 3K display ; Smooth game performance thanks to G-Sync ; SSD RAID combined with 1TB HDD storage system

GPU performance not as great as expected ; Portability and battery life sacrificed ; Keyboard's key travel is still shallow ; Expensive and not competitive

The Aorus X5 is a mixed bag. While the notebook's GPU cooling is somewhat better this time around, the surface temperature for the machine is actually higher when compared to the X7 Pro. Aorus boasts that the X5 uses its Thermal+ cooling technology and...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Aorus X5 v6 review

 

This slim Pascal-powered gaming laptop is almost the full pacakge

Powerful performance ; Slim design ; Attractive 3K display ; RGB-backlit keyboard

Noisy fans ; Build quality issues ; Wide and long ; Rattling keyboard

Loud and proud, the noisy Aorus X5 V6 sounds off big time when you're pushing it to its limits. Put up with that, though, and you'll enjoy its powerful gaming chops, stellar display and vibrant, RGB-backlit gaming keyboard.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Seth Macy (techradar.com)

Aorus X5 review

 

One beast of a machine, so long as you're near an outlet

Gamer-specific features ; Gorgeous screen ; Tons of storage

Fan noise ; Lackluster speakers ; Battery life

Scores in depth Update: Gigabyte has informed TechRadar that a new BIOS update has fixed a bug that caused Nvidia's G-Sync technology to drag down the Aorus X5's performance. We've since installed the new firmware and retested the laptop to find the...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Cat Thomas (pocket-lint.com)

Gigabyte's Aorus X5: The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop ever? (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

The Gigabyte Aorus X5 is billed as "Earth's most powerful 15-inch" laptop in the company's official literature. That's a bold statement for any manufacturer

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Nic Healey (cnet.com.au)

Aorus X5 promises epic gaming power without the back-breaking size

 

TAIPEI -- "Earth's most powerful slim gaming laptop": that's the bold claim from Aorus for its brand-new X5 rig.

The Aorus X5 isn't cheap -- it starts at $2,299 and £1,799 (no Australian pricing just yet, but the UK price converts to around AU$3,575). But it looks like a great option for gamers who want something bigger than the X3 but aren't quite ready for...

Jun, 2015

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Expert review by: Bennett Ring (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Aorus X5

 

What price are you willing to pay for the convenience of a portable gaming machine that doesn't weigh several kilos? Aorus figures there are gamers out there who are willing to pay a pretty penny for such a machine, evidenced by the premium price tag...

"The Aorus X5 proves it’s possible to have top-tier mobile gaming performance in a very small package..."

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Travis W. (newegg.com)

Quite Satisfied!

 

I spent a lot of time researching many different builds and models for higher performance machines and this one I decided stood out above the rest. Aorus has acquired me as a fan of their products. If you're looking at this laptop as one of your...

I knew exactly what I was getting when I ordered this great laptop. I was really happy that I received Aorus' gaming package, which came with a gaming mouse, mousepad, backpack (which carries everything) and a sweet lid (hat). You won't be disappointed...

Since this is my first laptop since 2003. There's not much I can say here because I am very pleased with my purchase.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Aorus X5-CF1T

 

Shipping was quite impressive. The laptop travelled fron NJ to Quebec City, including customs, in less than a week (that included Dec31-Jan1).

Overall quality of the components beats my expectations. It's so slim and light for such a top-end gaming laptop. It runs Fallout4 and Witcher3 at full quality with 50+ fps. Keyboard and touchpad have a great feel. I was happy to find out that...

I'm still working my way around Windows 10 but I haven't experienced any issues with the laptop itself... although I'm still on the honeymoon!

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 8
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:87716
Processor package size:37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington