On this review, we will analyze one of the most powerful laptops released in 2016 and try to answer the question: is the Aorus X5S a good gaming laptop?
If you are into gaming, or CGI, or any other activity that requires an excruciatingly high computer processing power, you want want to consider the Aorus X5S, which is an extremely powerful laptop, and possibly a very good gaming laptop, if not the best, released in early 2016.
About the Aorus laptop brand
It comes as no surprise, that Aorus is a Taiwanese brand, pretty much like many other laptop manufactures like Asus or Acer. Aorus is in fact a subsidiary of Gigabyte, which also produces gaming laptops but is more famous for its ultra tuned up motherboards. We are talking here about a high-end gaming brand of a high-end gaming brand, an inception of extreme powerful hardware and technology.
All this creates products with a very elevated price tag, but, if you want to be on the edge of gaming hardware, it comes at a high cost.
The Aorus X5S Overview
The specs of the Aorus X5S are just ridiculously high, they are just jaw dropping. We analysed the Aorus X5S V5-CF1 available in the UK and the X5Sv5-SL1 available in the US, and they have basically the same configuration, powered by an i7-6700HQ Skylake processor, 16 GB DDR4 ram which can be expanded up to 64GB, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB of memory, a set up, that you definitely don’t see often.
It has also a 15.6″ screen with 4K resolution, and a combination of one SSD with one HDD, so you get ultra fast speeds for booting the system or running programs, but also a lot of storage from the 1TB hard drive.
This laptop is all about pros, and the only con I can think of, is its price, but it’s definitely a good value for the money.
Where to buy your Aorus X5S
For buyers in North America:
AORUS X5Sv5-SL1,15.6″ UHD GeForce GTX980M Skylake i7-6700HQ 16GB RAM 256GB NVMe 1TB HDD Gaming Notebook
Intel core i7 6700hq 2.6 GHz
1024 GB 7200 rpm Hard Drive, 256 GB Solid-State Drive
For buyers in the UK:
Aorus X5S V5-CF1 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7 6700HQ, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HDD Plus 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, Windows 10)
Latest 6th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GDDR5 8GB
4K UHD (3840×2160) IPS Display