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Aorus X3 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Aorus X3 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality and durability.

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usability, energy, price, durability, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Aorus X3 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Aorus X3 Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Aorus X3 Plus from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and design. The reliability and portability get mixed views. Some have doubts about the usability and durability.

design, screen

price, durability, usability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Aorus X3 PLUS-CF1 13.9-inch Gaming Notebook (Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.50GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8.1)Aorus X3 PLUS-CF1 13.9-inch Gaming Notebook (Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.50GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 8.1)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus

 

A tiny gaming notebook with a mighty screen. Is this the ultimate portable powerhouse?

Impressively slim and light ; Huge gaming power ; Innovative, fast storage ; Powerful Core i7 processor ; Great screen quality

Inconsistent build quality ; Hot, loud cooling hardware ; Screen resolution is too high ; Expensive

The speakers aren’t as loud as the booming Alienware, but quality is surprisingly good: the high-end is rich, and the mid-range and low-end are both meaty and deep. There’s perhaps a little too much of that low-end sound here, but we’d use these for...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Henrietta Rowlatt (techradar.com)

Aorus X3 Plus v6 review

 

A fine compact gaming laptop

Lightweight ; Impressive benchmarks ; Macro buttons ; Overclockable from the box ; Quiet

A little pricey ; Slightly thick ; Difficult to get hold of

A genuinely portable gaming laptop that performs above and beyond its nearest rivals.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Aorus X3 Plus gaming laptop review

 

Under the brand name Aorus, there are two laptops available from the Taiwanese motherboard brand – the 17.3-inch Aorus X7 which we reviewed recently, and the smaller 13.3 or 14-inch X3.

The Aorus X3 Plus works well as a portable games station, providing fast framerates with modern games at high details settings. Its high-resolution screen is less obviously useful for its gaming role as fewer games may benefit from its high 262 ppi...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Aorus X3 Plus review

 

Light, hugely desirable but expensive; the Aorus X3 Plus is a terrific gaming laptop with a gorgeous high-res screen

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Aorus X3 Plus

 

This is a fast and powerful Gaming Notebook yes the screen is not huge but it does display a huge screen resolution. When I first saw it I could not believe the clarity and sharpness which of course along with sound quality is what gamers demand.

This is the first notebook – of any size that I have seen – that has natively displayed 3200x1800. It is 32.5x23x2cm and the screen is 31x17.5cm. On first startup after entering the normal Windows required information a screen opens on the Desktop with...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Sam Medley (notebookcheck.net)

Aorus X3 Plus v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1060) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

 

Small screamer. The Aorus X3 Plus v7 brings a lot of power in a tiny package. While the internals are impressive, thermals and noise present problems. Emissions aside, the X3 Plus v7 is a capable and portable gaming notebook.

great design ; premium materials ; high performance ; small and lightweight ; excellent screen ; unlocked CPU and GPU

loud and annoying fans ; runs hot ; CPU throttles under load ; draws too much power for PSU under load ; frustrating touchpad

The X3 Plus v7 is an ambitious device. It continues Aorus' push to fit powerful hardware into a compact case. Unfortunately, the X3 tries to have its cake and eat it too, and the end result is a notebook of compromise. While there are some definite...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Derek Sullivan (ultrabookreview.com)

Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus review – a beastly 13.9-inch gaming ultraportable

 

Gigabyte's Aorus X3 Plus is one of the most interesting gaming ultraportables you could buy right now. Just over $2000 will get you a beastly configuration and a high-quality matte display which should lead to a solid experience in even the latest...

compact and light; looks nice; good screen, keyboard and trackpad; powerful hardware configuration and solid performance in games; fair battery life; proper priced

inconsistent wi-fi performance, some design flaws (weak lid, keyboard flex, etc), poor speakers, some throttling under load

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus

 

The aesthetics and build quality of the Auros X3 are second to none. The ventilation, full size HDMI output and keyboard to name a few, have all been well designed, offering a real premium feel and experience. I love the location of the power input at...

As we would all expect with a gaming laptop of this calibre (and all in general) battery life is nothing short of the usual 2+ hours when gaming. General use web browsing etc.. you could probably push 5+. With NVIDIA's Battery Boost you can get more...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus

 

The laptop is stunning!!! it handles everything I throw at it - virtual machines/games and even gaming on the oculus rift and a 4k monitor.

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Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus

 

The aesthetics and build quality of the Auros X3 are second to none. The ventilation, full size HDMI output and keyboard to name a few, have all been well designed, offering a real premium feel and experience. I love the location of the power input at...

As we would all expect with a gaming laptop of this calibre (and all in general) battery life is nothing short of the usual 2+ hours when gaming. General use web browsing etc.. you could probably push 5+. With NVIDIA's Battery Boost you can get more...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
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 / Y
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 35.3
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440 / 3200 x 1800
HD type:QHD+ / Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y
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:1.74 / 2 / 32 / 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 G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x416 / 0x591B / 0xD26
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / 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

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
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
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
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

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

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
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:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / 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
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:No / 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 / Intel HM97
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Crystal Well / Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I7-4710HQ / I7-4860HQ / I7-5700HQ / i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HK
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0 / G0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

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 / Y
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
Intel HD Graphics:No / Y
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: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / 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 / Yes
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): 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: Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:76089 / 78930 / 87716 / 97185 / 97464
Processor code:SR1BP / SR1PX / SR2BP
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 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / 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:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

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