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Gigabytes aorus x5 md.First look at Gigabyte’s new Aorus gaming laptops

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Gigabytes aorus x5 md.Aorus X5 MD review – portable 15-inch laptop with GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Design and exterior.Aorus X5 MD review – portable inch laptop with GTX Max-Q graphics

 

Aorus X5 MD-KL4K3M ” 4K/UHD IPS Intel Core i7 7th Gen HK ( GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 32 GB Memory GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home Bit Gaming Laptop. This means the product was tested and repaired as required to meet the standards of the refurbisher, which may or may not be the original : AORUS. May 30,  · Gigabyte has confirmed the launch of two new high-end gaming laptops in its Aorus range at this year’s Computex convention, the X9 and X5 MD, as Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Mar 08,  · Aorus X5 MD. UEFI. General. General Discussion. Announcements. FAQ. Hardware Reviews. Contest & Promotions. Suggestions. Seems all AMD based motherboards of Gigabyte suffer from the same issue. Has 3 of them, AB Gaming 3, X Aorus Gaming Ultra and a X Aorus Ultra. AB Gaming 3, X Aorus Gaming Ultra and a X Aorus Ultra.

 

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May 30,  · Gigabyte has confirmed the launch of two new high-end gaming laptops in its Aorus range at this year’s Computex convention, the X9 and X5 MD, as Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Aorus X5 MD-KL4K3M ” 4K/UHD IPS Intel Core i7 7th Gen HK ( GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 32 GB Memory GB SSD 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home Bit Gaming Laptop. This means the product was tested and repaired as required to meet the standards of the refurbisher, which may or may not be the original : AORUS. ” UHD x IPS Anti-Glare support NVIDIA® G-SYNC™. * X-Rite™ Pantone® Certified Display. *Each display on the X5 has been calibrated and certified by a professional calibration solution from X-Rite™ Pantone®. System Memory. System Memory. 8GB/16GB DDR4 MHz SO-DIMM, 4 slots (Max 64GB).
 
 
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The latest analysis, news, findings and scoops on ultrabooks and ultra-portable laptops. MD version is slower than the version and too expensive trackpad has a tacky surface at first Questionable wifi performance runs hot.

After an extremely long delay, it looks like Aorus has finally released their v7 line of laptops. These are the same laptops introduced back in January at CES, which are similar to the v6 line, but with Kaby Lake processors. With Volta coming so soon though, you have to wonder if they are too late to the party to even be relevant. But the MD stands for Max-Q design and that has been a concerning issue with many people out there wondering how worth it Max-Q really is.

The x5 v7, which is the GTX version, actually outperforms this machine and is significantly cheaper in price. The good news is the x5 v7 in general is a pretty decent machine though and this review applies to that model in every way, except for the GPU and maybe another screen option.

They blend together pretty well, but there is a little bit of creakiness with some of the junctions, particularly with the lid and the rear vents. The laptop is pretty well balanced and feels easy to carry around. The overall width of the laptop is reported to be. I measured. On top of all that, the edges are pretty sharp in some areas, especially the corners. Picking up and carrying the laptop on all the other ends is the ideal path.

In general, everything on the laptop is black in color. One exception is the silver Aorus logo that is centered on this lid. This logo is backlit and glows proportional to the screen brightness. The rest of the lid is pretty plain but there is a small ridge at the tip with a white dot for added effect.

The hinge is a pretty good design, requiring only one finger to lift the lid — one of my pet peeves. The screen is pretty sturdy at any angle you leave it, with the lid being stable, even while moving the laptop around. The bezels on the screen are pretty average. The Aorus logo is centered on the bottom underneath the screen. Up top is an HD webcam, the microphone array and an ambient light sensor.

Down below at the palm rest is your keyboard and trackpad. More on those later, but note that this is a full keyboard layout with the num pad. On both sides of the power button are speaker grilles and some passive vents. But all around the sides is a seam, connecting to the plastic edging. The seam is flush and there are no gaps, but I do wonder how well that will hold up over time. Aorus goes all out with the connectivity options on this model. Starting on the left side is a Kensington lock.

Next to that is a headphone and microphone jack. Note that the headphone jack has a bit Sabre Hifi audio DAC, for an excellent listening experience with higher quality headphones.

On the right side are a pair of USB-A 3. This is a full SD card reader, so when a card is inserted, it does not stick out very much at all. The back also has some connectivity. One of these ports is under a lip, which would be an ideal place to sneak a wireless mouse dongle.

Mine only sticks out a little bit, after inserting it. Also on the back is an ethernet connection as well as the DC power input. Those two vents on the corners are passive vents, but the other two vents on the sides are active intakes for the fans. There are also some intake vents coming from the bottom of the laptop. Finally, there are two very large exhaust vents coming from the back of the laptop.

All the regulatory information and the serial number is embossed onto the metallic lid. All around the bottom are some pretty robust rubber feet. There are also a number of torx screws that hold the bottom lid on. It feels high quality but I expected a little more, to be honest. At this price, I pretty much expect a unibody construction, with a little less plastic. The keyboard on this model is pretty decent. The keys are chiclet style and are properly spaced apart, as far as I can tell.

I took my typical typing test and scored 50 wpm, which is pretty much my average. For the most part I type well on this unit, but I do find that I have to type a little harder than on others. I measured the actuation force to register a keystroke and I got a strong 70g before it depressed.

The feedback force was measured to be 40g, which is pretty good. The average key travel is 1. The keyboard is backlit and has three levels of brightness, if you strictly use the keyboard shortcut to control it.

If you use the Aorus software though, you can set the brightness with the software slider. To change profiles on this model, you have to open the software and do it manually. Another small gripe I have is the font Gigabyte decided to use on the keys.

And now onto the trackpad. For some reason Gigabyte decided to put a bright orange eagle head on the trackpad. Last year it was blue, which I think I would have preferred to this. The fact is, the lighter the room you are in, the more this thing sticks out like a sore thumb.

Enough about how the trackpad looks though — its performance is what counts. In fact, I found the trackpad to be pretty stressful to use at first, mainly because of how tacky the surface felt. The only time it becomes an issue is in humid environments where there might be moisture on my hands. The good news is the trackpad tracks pretty well and I was able to initiate multi-touch gestures with ease. The sensitivity was a little off at first and I struggled to make small movements. It was easy enough to adjust to my liking though.

There are two screen choices for the Aorus x5 model, but the MD model only has the 4k screen. Using my Spyder4Pro, I measured a contrast ratio of at the highest brightness. Speaking of brightness, the screen gets up to about nits and can go as low as 15 nits of brightness. The color accuracy is pretty accurate, right out of the box.

In other words, the screen is calibrated properly — something I almost never see. I measured the color space as well. This panel is GSYNC enabled, which is a pretty nice feature to have, especially while gaming at lower resolutions and high refresh rates. GSYNC also improves the performance of games, as syncing refresh rates is controlled at the hardware level instead of software with Vsync. I was able to change my resolution to x px or even x px with no issues.

I highly recommend x px as it makes everything look crisp, resolves most scaling issues and allows the laptop to game pretty well, by default. The other screen option of the Aorus x5 is actually a x px panel. The fact is, because of the Max-Q design, there is very little overhead to overclock anything without violating the W power limit Aorus set.

This configuration contains 32GB of G. Skill Mhz RAM. There is a second empty M. There is also a 2. All of these upgrades, including the RAM, are pretty easy.

Just remove the screws and the cover pops right off. All of the empty bays are easily accessible. While these results may seem good, there is something that needs to be pointed out. The graphics results are very similar but slightly worse than on a laptop with a GTX As I stated before, I think this all comes down to hitting power limits. Here were my results:. Again, pretty good results, but still not what I was expecting to see — even for a Max-Q Take Witcher 3 for example.

My ultra p test resulted in fps. I did the exact same test on the Alienware 17r4 and got fps. An unfair comparison, yes, because the AW17 has a full in it. But I also ran the same test on the Asus Zephyrus and got fps. The Aorus is a thicker laptop with potentially better cooling, so I expected to at least match the Zephyrus. These gaming results support the lower than expected synthetic benchmarks though. There is definitely some reduced performance when compared with a full and the Max-Q in the Zephyrus.

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