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Aorus X3 Plus v5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Aorus X3 Plus 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. People are impressed by the sound and usability. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the price. The durability and design get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Aorus X3 Plus v5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus v5

 

Gigabyte says that this laptop is “the world's most powerful 13.9in laptop”, which is a grand claim. Although, when you consider how few 13.9in laptops there are on the market and the fact that the Aorus X3 Plus v5 has top-end kit from both Nvidia and...

Apr, 2016

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Aorus X3 Plus v5 review

 

A gaming laptop that isn't big and bulky? Whatever next!

Tough slimline chassis ; Impressive performance ; Great high-resolution screen ; Good connectivity and fast storage

Noisy at full-tilt ; Poor battery life

Serious gaming power in a sleeker-than-normal package

Feb, 2016

bittech-exceptional Award

Expert review by : Antony Leather (bit-tech.net)

Aorus X3 PLUS V5 Gaming Laptop Review

 

Aorus's X3 is a high-end 14in gaming laptop with a speedy SSD, great screen and slim chassis

Coupled with a very healthy battery life when in non-gaming mode, the Aorus X3 PLUS V5 makes for a very handy, powerful general use laptop as well as a mobile gaming machine. It's built extremely well, looks fantastic, is ergonomically sound and...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Aorus X3 Plus V5 Review: Big Things Come in Small Packages

 

The Aorus X3 Plus V5 is a bit expensive but well worth the $2,200 price tag. Find out why in this Aorus X3 Plus V5 review.

Portable attractive design ; Strong Performance ; Beautiful Display

Portable attractive design ; Strong Performance ; Beautiful Display

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Aorus X3 Plus v5 Notebook Review

 

Mini gaming machine. Skylake, USB Type-C, DDR4, NVMe SSD, touchpad redesign, and HDMI 2.0 round up the list of changes for the refreshed X3 Plus. Aorus shows it means business in the already narrow sub 14-inch gaming category.

matte QHD screen, bright backlight, 98 percent sRGB coverage, fast and stable system performance, large battery capacity; respectable battery life, good fan controls, 2x NVMe slots, USB 3.1 Type-C; HDMI 2.0 w/ HDCP 2.2, dedicated Macro keys

chassis creaks, weak lid, response times could be better, PWM for brightness control, all mSATA slots removed; only 2x storage bays, no Nvidia G-Sync, no Thunderbolt 3, touchpad could be more ergonomic, pricey

As the smallest Aorus offering, the X3 Plus v5 gets a lot of things on target while missing the mark on a few vital areas. The 13.9-inch display is especially strange as it looks phenomenal with its wide color gamut, dense resolution, very deep...

Expert review by : Bennett Ring (pcauthority.com.au)

Reviews: Aorus X3 Plus v5

 

A lush new screen and more potent gubbins.

... we would have liked to see a few more changes along with the price hike.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great laptop for work and play

 

TL:DR – I like the design, mobility and performance, and haven't run into any major issues. I'm enjoying the x3 and happy with this purchase.

First off the packaging for my X3 was awesome, it was well protected and the inner box looked very luxurious. As for the laptop, I love the Aorus design, being someone that needs a laptop for work, this design is still quite presentable, black aluminum...

I would have liked to see Thunderbolt 3 support, however they did provide HDMI 2.0 which works for me No hard drive, must use external HDD

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Problems with build quality cant be ignored for this price

 

if you can get past the build issues or its actual hardware is very powerful for its size. Even though a new Razer Blade is certainly a better move for me, If you need something with at least potential upgradability this is the only sub-15" with a 970m...

very high end hardware in a small package. DDR4, PCIe x4 SSD, 6GB 970M. not many other choices as powerful this size.

Price. I would have been able to handle it, but when a Razer Blade is the same price and blows this away in build quality while adding a touch screen, I cant do it. build quality is very poor for a machine of this price. I am a perfectionist when it...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Aorus X3 Plus v5-CF2 Gaming Laptop

 

Anyone who are thinking to buy this laptop for both gaming and office work which involves lots of typing, avoid it. Especially if you think the build quality is important, DO NOT BUY THIS. If you are buying this solely for gaming and portability, just...

By far the best 14inch laptop in spec wise Long battery life for a gaming laptop

Poor build quality. The laptop creaks everywhere, hinge wobbles, trackpad gets in a way when typing, spacebar sometimes doesn't work when not hit firmly

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:73.26
Battery capacity (Watt hours):73.26
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Camouflage
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Camouflage
Product Type:Notebook

Display

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: 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: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
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 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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
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: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: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: 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): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): 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
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 / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

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