Gigabyte AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D (GTX 1070) 6

Gigabyte AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D (GTX 1070) Review

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Introduction


A big thank you goes out to Xotic PC for providing the review sample.

From the AORUS website:
Enter the Falcon

AORUS, a premium gaming brand powered by GIGABYTE, delivers a full spectrum of gaming products ranging from gaming laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards, to many other gaming hardware and gears, offering the most extreme gaming experiences for enthusiasts worldwide!

Team Up. Fight On.

AORUS shares the same passion with gamers who devote their heart and soul to gaming. With AORUS, the pinnacle of our hardware excellence, we are committed to bring a wide array of gaming innovation that delivers ultimate performance and exemplifies the PC's capability for bringing gamers unprecedented delights.

AORUS will continue to take parts in global gaming events, connecting with the community and actively listening to gamers' desires in order to create marvelous products that meet gamers' genuine needs.

We are looking to team up with gamers in their quest for gaming, to challenge the limits without fear, and to fight on as we rise to the ultimate glory!

Gigabyte founded the AORUS brand in 2014. Since then, it has grown to become a major element of Gigabyte's operation featuring mice, keyboards, gaming chairs, motherboards, and laptops - to name just a few of the things they offer. Keeping that in mind, it is no wonder that a top motherboard vendor with massive brand awareness would see a rapid expansion of its new gaming brand.

In today's review, I look at the AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D 15.6'' notebook. This high-end, but sleek laptop packs some serious hardware for the price without being a bulky monstrosity. Packing an Intel i7-7820HK, Nvidia GTX 1070, a proper SSD, and a 3K G-sync IPS display, it hits all the right points on paper. Before offering it any praise, however, let's take a closer look at the specifications.

Specifications
Manufacturer:Gigabyte
Model:AORUS X5 V7-KL3K3D
Size: 15.35 x 10.71 x 0.9 inches
39 x 27.2 x 2.29 cm
Weight:5.51 lbs
2.5 kg
Processor:Intel Core i7-7820HK
2.9 GHz (3.9 GHz Turbo)
Chipset:Intel HM175 Express Chipset
Display:15.6" Screen
2880 x 1620 IPS 60 Hz / 75 Hz G-Sync
X-Rite Pantone Certified Display
Operating System:Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Integrated Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 630
Dedicated Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
8 GB GDDR5
Memory:16 GB (2x 8 GB) DDR4 G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-2400C16 @ 2400 MHz
4x SO-DIMMs slots
64 GB max supported
Storage:256 GB Samsung SM961 NVMe SSD
1 TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 7200 RPM HDD
1x 2.5'' slot (occupied) 2x M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD slots (1x slot occupied)
Optical Drive:None
Connectivity:1x HDMI v2.0
1x Mini DisplayPort v1.3
4x USB 3.0 (Type A)
1x USB 3.1 (Type C)
1x Thunderbolt 3.0
1x Mini Display Port 1.3
1x RJ45 LAN Jack
1x Microphone-in
1x Earphone-out (SPDIF)
1x SD Card Reader
1x DC Jack
Communications:1x Killer LAN
Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11 AC)
Bluetooth 4.1 + LE
Audio:Realtek ALC 255
2x 1.5 W Speakers + 2x 2 W Subwoofer
Input device:ELAN Touchpad
AORUS RGB FUSION Keyboard with per key backlit control
Individual Macro Keys
HD Webcam
Power:200-watt AC adapter
Li Polymer 94.24 Wh battery
Warranty:2 years
MSRP:$2399
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