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Aorus X5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Aorus X5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The design and performance also get good comments, whereas the touchpad and sound get critical opinions.

portability, performance, design, screen, durability

usability, keyboard, reliability, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Aorus X5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Nic Healey (

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


Just 22.9mm thick and only 2.5kg, the 15.6-inch Aorus X5 gaming laptop still has a 3K display, dual GeForce GTX 965M chips and an Intel Core i7 CPU.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Aorus X5 v8 (i7-8850H, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review


Praiseworthy six cores. Gigabyte equipped the 2018 version of the Aorus X5 with a hexa-core CPU belonging to Intel's Coffee Lake series. The CPU is accompanied by a GeForce GTX 1070 and a 144 Hz display. Find out in our review whether the 15-inch...

certified for X-Rite Pantone ; superb performance ; RGB lighting ; useful tools ; Thunderbolt 3 ; 144 Hz panel ; NVMe SSD ; G-Sync

right fan rattles under pressure on certain parts of the case ; temperature- and noise development in 3D operation ; the CPU could make better use of the Turbo ; high power consumption ; backlight bleeding

The 2018 version of the Aorus X5 v8 is able to stand up to its rivals in most areas. Not only the rather robust metal case but also the connectivity, the input devices and the display were convincing. The 144 Hz IPS panel offers a perfect compromise...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Christian Hintze (

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 (

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 (

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 : Cat Thomas (

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 : Kane Fulton (

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 (

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 : Nic Healey (

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


Just 22.9mm thick and only 2.5kg, the 15.6-inch Aorus X5 gaming laptop still has a 3K display, dual GeForce GTX 965M chips and an Intel Core i7 CPU.

Jun, 2015

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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

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