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Aorus X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Aorus X5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the price, while some have doubts about the touchpad and sound.

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Christian Hintze (notebookcheck.net)

Aorus X5 v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

 

4K vs. battery. Aorus has made several improvements since last year's model of the X5: 4K display, Thunderbolt 3 and a Kaby Lake CPU are only a few of the positive additions. Can the X5 v7 improve on its predecessor's rating (83%) or might it even...

good 4K display ; relatively slim ; high-performance hardware ; Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0 & miniDP ; fast card reader ; overclocking tool ; macro keys

high power consumption ; low battery runtimes ; mediocre Wi-Fi ; high temperatures in the WASD area

The Aorus X5 V7 is a good gaming package that has improved noticeably since its predecessor, the V6. The good 4K display, the many ports including Thunderbolt 3, the macro keys and Aorus tool for overclocking and quick changes of important settings are...

Oct, 2017

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...

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 ;...

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...

Oct, 2016

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: 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

Expert review by: vortez.net (vortez.net)

AORUS X5 V7 Review

 

Introducing the GIGABYTE AORUS X5 V7, featuring an Intel Core i7 processor, GTX1070 graphics, M.2 storage, 4K UHD screen and much more, all squeezed into ...

Aug, 2017

Recommended

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:73.26
Battery capacity (Watt hours):73.26
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:2880 x 1620
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:200

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
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:Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:200

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM97
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM97
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-5700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-5700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:G0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:87716
Processor code:SR2BP
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / mSATA
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Height:0.902
Weight:5.51
Width:15.4