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Aorus X5S v5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Aorus X5S v5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and touchpad. The design and screen also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and energy efficiency. Opinions are divided on the price.

performance, screen, design, touchpad, portability

battery, usability, energy, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Aorus X5S v5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Seth Macy (techradar.com)

Aorus X5S v5 review

 

One wicked 4K gaming laptop, so long an outlet is nearby

Gamer-specific features ; Gorgeous screen ; Tons of storage

Decreased, but still noticeable fan noise ; Lackluster speakers ; Battery life

This high-roller mobile gaming PC sports a gorgeous 4K screen and churns through tasks, but don't try using it without an outlet nearby.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Aorus X5S v5 Camo 15.6" UHD Gaming Laptop Review

 

We take a look at Aorus's high-end 15" gaming laptop with 4K display – the GTX980M and see if it is worth the price tag!

High Specification ; Powerful GTX980M GPU ; Gorgeous 4K display ; Smart Camo design

£300 extra just for Camo? ; Poorer than expected battery life ; Restricted performance when gaming using battery ; No disc drive ; Gets very hot underneath

claim this to be the World’s most powerful 15” laptop. Frankly that’s just not true anymore and you do have to feel a little sorry for the . A few months back it would have been the cream of the crop as far as performance is concerned but with the...

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Aorus X5S v5 Review

 

I'm always at a loss whenever I look at an Aorus laptop because somehow, the company always manages to finagle some of the most powerful components into such itty-bitty frames. Take the $2,299 X5S v5, for instance. Inside the 0.9-inch chassis, you'll...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

AORUS X5S v5 Review (MultiCam)

 

It's hard to argue with the performance of the AORUS X5S v5. Find out why it's worth its price in this AORUS X5S v5 review.

Excellent gaming performance ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad ; Vivid 4K display ; Thin and light design ; High quality MultiCam camouflage finish

Chassis gets blistering hot while gaming ; Very loud fans ; Display lacks Nvidia G-Sync support ; Pricey

May, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Aorus X5S v5 Notebook Review

 

One is better than two. The refreshed X5 shows that a single more powerful GPU is the better choice against two weaker GPUs in SLI.

DDR4, HDMI 2.0, NVMe SSD, USB Type-C Gen. 2 ; high quality matte panel with accurate colors; high sRGB coverage ; strong performance under stress; no throttling ; improved matte touchpad with better gliding ; RAID support (after BIOS update) ; Nvidia...

high power consumption even when idling or in Sleep mode ; PWM utilization at very low brightness settings ; fewer HDMI and USB Type-A ports than X5 ; loud fan noise when idling and gaming ; high core and surface temperatures ; inconsistent touchpad...

The Aorus X5S is a sizable leap over the X5, but not without taking a few small steps back in the process. All the new upgrades are no doubt appreciated including DDR4, NVMe, USB Type-C, and the move from GTX 965M SLI to a single GTX 980M. The latter...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great product but with flaws Software

 

Aorus must solve these problems not to lose customers because in my previous laptops (MSI ) had no problem with the drivers and this time thought of buying a new product of high performance like that Aorus offers but did not think having to deal with...

Fast , beautiful, lightweight , high quality material I own the edition 16/500

CURRENTLY I have a serious problem because Nvidia GPU not Leave me then updated its drivers as these tell me not detect a compatible device , that's weird because the controller that provides Aorus on your website if it is able to detect it but this is...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Looks Awesome, works great, but sounds and feels like a jet engine!

 

If you would like to have just one machine for everything, this guy is a good choice. Pair it with a nice monitor and Keyboard/Mouse and you have a small, portable gaming machine that can do it all, including your taxes. Just move it to the side so it...

Fast, light, thin, excellent screen and you just can't beat the MultiCam! The hardware works as expected for a top of the line gaming laptop.

- Loud, after a couple of minutes with any game(from FPS to RPG), the fans are kicked up to max speed, so I find myself turning up the sound(which is excellent for a laptop)......it is annoying, but expected for this kind of gear in the thin frame. -...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great gaming laptops with couple flaws

 

Windows 10 sucks

- It will chew through pretty much every game out there right now on ultra no problem - Great workbench on the go if you are a developer that travels a lot - Sleek design, and fairly light considering what is inside - Although the fan is loud, it does...

- 4K eats through battery, and, frankly, the laptop can't handle a lot of games on ultra in 4K. You will find yourself lowering resolution for a lot of games - Low battery liife - Loud fan noise

Apr, 2016

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Camouflage / Green, Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Camouflage / Green, Grey
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):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:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:200

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor: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 Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):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):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / 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:88967
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / 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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256 / 1512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.2 / 272
Height :2.29 / 22.9
Weight:2.5
Width:39 / 390