The new Aorus X5S v5 sports a subtle anodized aluminum line with its logo embedded at the back of the lid. It measures 15.4 x 10.7 x 0.9 inches and weighs 5.5 pounds hence making it relatively light and slim enough to slide into the backpack and carry around. The laptop comes with an island-style keyboard that is a bit cramped with a key travel of 1.45 mm, below the average 1.5 mm. It features a white backlight keyboard, which is a departure from the traditional red backlit keyboard seen in most gaming laptops. It has a big touchpad measuring at 4.1×3 inches that makes working with the laptop easy for instance when navigating documents and websites.
Aorus X5S v5 – Battery, Audio, and Display:
The 73.26wh battery packed on the Aorus X5S v5 is a disappointment as it runs out of juice within three hours of video playback hence runs out faster when playing games. As such, one ought to be closer to the sockets to keep the laptop plugged in when playing games.
The Aorus X5S v5 skimps when it comes to its audio output. It is mounted with two speakers at the top with a 2W subwoofer that is loud enough but lacks a balanced bass for an enjoyable listening experience.
The 15.6-inch laptop comes with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) 4K display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The IPS technology offers wide viewing angles with an amazing sRGB color gamut. The screen offers sharp, vivid and bright images with detail even in areas with dark shadows making it great for gaming.
Aorus X5S v5 – Specifications:
The Aorus X5S v5 is powered by Intel core i7-6700HQ processor clocked at 2.6GHz and 16GB of RAM that allows the laptop to handle power demanding applications smoothly without slowing down. The laptop has a dedicated Nvidia Geforce GTX980M graphics card with 8GB of Video RAM that enables the notebook to produce frames at 1080p for gaming. It also packs 1024GB 7200 rpm hard drive enough for storage of all your music, photos, and movies and a 256 GB Solid State Drive for quick boot times and loading of programs. It also has two extra M.2 slots that you can use to install other Solid-state drives if a need arises. The specifications and features combine to give the laptop the oomph needed to handle power demanding games and smooth performance for everyday use.
In terms of connectivity, the new X5S v5 features three USB 3.0 ports that offer faster data transfer, an SD card reader, and the latest USB 3.1 Type-C port. It also comes with an HDMI 2.0 slot, a VGA port, a Mini DisplayPort, a Gigabit Ethernet Jack and a headphones jack. Internet connectivity is available by way of Wi-Fi 802.11ac that offers faster downloading and uploading speeds. There is Bluetooth 4.1 for pairing with compatible devices for sharing and transfer of data and as well as connecting to other devices such as Bluetooth speakers. The laptop has a 720p webcam above the display that is ideal for video conference and chatting with family and friends through programs such as Skype.
Aorus X5S v5 – Price:
The Aorus X5S v5 combines high-end features for serious gaming hence pushing its price upwards. The cost of the laptop starts from $2,299 in the online stores.