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Aorus X3 Plus v3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Aorus X3 Plus v3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and screen are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the keyboard and energy efficiency. Comments are divided on the sound.

performance, portability, design, screen, image quality

battery, durability, price, energy, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Aorus X3 Plus v3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Aorus X3 Plus v3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Aorus X3 Plus v3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Aorus X3 PLUS V3-CF1 13.9-Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7 4710HQ 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2x 256 GB SSD, Windows 8.1)Aorus X3 PLUS V3-CF1 13.9-Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7 4710HQ 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2x 256 GB SSD, Windows 8.1)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Aorus X3 plus v3 review

 

Smaller than your average gaming laptop, but way more awesome

Spectacular performance ; Slim and light ; Well thought-through

F8 F8 F8 F8 F8 F8 F8 F8 F8 F8 F8 ; Minor auto brightness issues ; Can get hot

The smallest, slimmest gaming laptop we’ve ever seen - but one that’ll power some epic experiences

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (techradar.com)

Aorus X3 Plus v3 review

 

A 14-inch gaming laptop with GeForce 970M power

Great-looking machine ; Highly portable ; Blazing performance

High screen resolution makes text tricky to read ; Trackpad is a weak link ; Battery life isn't great

The X3 Plus is a highly portable powerhouse of a gaming laptop - if your wallet can handle the price tag.

May, 2015

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Aorus X3 Plus V3 13.9" Gaming Laptop Review

 

The updated X3 Plus with it's stunning QHD+ high resolution display and ultra portable form factor is another winner for Aorus.

Stunning QHD+ Display ; Very quiet ; Ultra Portable ; Macro Keys ; Impressive Design

A lot of money! ; Not the most powerful ; Poor gaming performance under battery power

The Aorus gaming laptop range is definitely reserved for those wanting the best gaming performance but in the smallest form factor possible. At £1799, for a 13-inch laptop, this is no loose change but the specification, particularly the almost too...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Aorus X3 Plus v3

 

Attractive, lightweight chassis; Excellent graphics and overall performance; Solid battery life; Blisteringly fast transfer speeds ; Lackluster audio quality; Jumpy cursor; Runs hot during gaming ; The Aorus X3 Plus v3 combines the power of Nvidia's...

Lackluster audio quality; Jumpy cursor; Runs hot during gaming ; The Aorus X3 Plus v3 combines the power of Nvidia's top-end GeForce GTX 970M GPU with a slim aluminum chassis.

The Aorus X3 Plus v3 combines the power of Nvidia's top-end GeForce GTX 970M GPU with a slim aluminum chassis.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Aorus X3 Plus v3 Notebook Review

 

Size doesn't matter. It may be less than 14-inches, but the Aorus X3 Plus still performs just as well as many larger gaming models currently available. What compromises must buyers make for this 3200 x 1800 QHD+ 13.9-inch notebook with 3x RAID 0 and...

Great design, Full aluminum case and strong base, High quality QHD IPS screen, Easy-to-use Aorus software for accessible system controls, Powerful CPU and GPU performance with no throttling, Dual video-out ports, Easy maintenance and access to...

Hinges creak easily, Weak lid, Poor traction on touchpad, Loud fan noise when gaming, No 2.5-inch SATA expansion, Reduced performance on battery power, Small keyboard size, Non-removable battery, Pricey

Users have a lot more choices in the larger 17-inch gaming segment, so recommending the Aorus X7 Pro is much more difficult when up against well-established Asus ROG or Alienware models. In this smaller and less crowded 14-inch gaming segment, however,...

May, 2015

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

Aorus X3 Plus V3 review: Great power in a small package

 

It might look like the impressive Aorus X7 Pro that we found much to like about, but does the Aorus X3 Plus V3 live up to the standard set by its SLI-ed big brother or is it the black sheep in the family? We check out the capabilities of this compact...

Aesthetically pleasing ; High specifications ; Slim design, relatively lightweight

High temperature concerns ; Gets dirty easily ; Shallow keyboard

If you've always lamented that a 17-inch machine like the Aorus X7 Pro might be too bulky and large to lug around to use for work and play, the compact Aorus X3 Plus V3 is the answer to your prayers. It's like a mini version of the Aorus X7 Pro, just...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Aorus X3 Plus v3 Review and Ratings

 

This 13.9-inch, 4.1-pound portable offers blazing gaming performance and a handsome 3,200x1,800 display (though the two are mutually exclusive with the latest titles). It'll tempt Razer Blade and Alienware 13 shoppers.

Beautiful design ; Excellent 1080p gaming performance ; Impressive speakers

Gets warm under load ; Keyboard feels cheap ; Native resolution too high for gaming

After fully recharging each laptop, we set up the machines in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Superb 13" Gaming Laptop/Workhorse

 

This is a fantastic laptop. I'm an IT guy and I don't feel like a child pulling out a flashy ridiculous looking toy in front of my clients. The sleek black design is fantastic. The matte finish gets very fingerprinty very quickly so keep the provided...

Sleek, low-key, non-obnoxious (Alienware-esque) design. Very sturdy. Screen resolution is fantastic. Minimal pre-installed software (Adobe Reader for the pre-installed user manual, CyberLink DVD, and AORUS proprietary control panel for key macros,...

Exhaust" slits on the rear get VERY hot when gaming, Killer NIC on ethernet interface but Intel wifi (why no killer chip for Wifi?), Not entirely clear how to redeem Witcher 3, keyboard keys don't appear to be evenly flat (looks wavy -- not sure if...

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Four Stars

 

I'd probably still recommend this computer despite the lower build quality. I'm coming from a Mac, (which is unrivaled in build quality) so maybe people upgrading from a windows laptop wouldn't notice or they might even think this is an improvement.

Super fast. Fast storage, fast graphics, fast cpu ; Can run witcher 2 on full at 1440p without much problem (not counting vertical sync or AA). I don't have fraps or anything, so I don't know the fps. But I don't notice any low frame rates. I had the...

Kinda cheaply made ; Keyboard flex is an issue at one spot near the bottom right ; Screen is a weak and flimsy ; Keyboard backlight is spotty with many keys not being evenly lit ; Keyboard is a touch rattly ; Screen doesn't open that far do to massive...

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing Power under 5lbs

 

Woud love to see this priced at just under $2k, paying $2.3k was a tough pill to swallow. Fitting all this in a 14in form factor requires comprimises in certain areas so any deficiency due to this accomplishment is really nitpicking at this point....

Amazing power under 5lbs in a 14in form factor. The specs speak for themselves. Love the screen, love the keyboard although the arrow keys are very minimized. Battery life is improved compared to prior generations of gaming laptops. RJ-45 onboard...

Unit will get warm but the heat management is much easier and better when compared to units that use the 800 series of mobile GPU. My only real drag about this system is the lack of Blu-ray option. If they can manage to fit a DVD in here they can at...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):73.26
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.3
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
HD type:QHD+
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
CUDA cores:1344
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA 3D Vision: Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0x591B / 0xD26
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150 / 180

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: 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:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM175 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Crystal Well / Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I7-4710HQ / I7-4860HQ / i7-7820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1364 / BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y
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):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
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):No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:76089 / 78930 / 97464
Processor code:SR1BP / SR1PX
Processor package size:37.5 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.4 / 263.5
Height :2.29 / 22.9
Weight:1.8
Width:33 / 330