Tonight we announce the test Aorus X5 v6, a portable gamer for nomadic players for the least demanding.

Here are the specifications of the model tested:

Dalle 15.6 ” Quad HD + LED IPS G-Sync (2880×1620 matte / anti-glare)
Processor i7-6820HK Intel Core (2.7 GHz)
installed RAM (max) 16GB DDR4 (32 GB max) 4 slots (left 2)
Storage Area 256GB SSD (M.2) + 1TB HDD
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 8GB GDDR5 dedicated in 1070
Optical drive
Audio System Aorus Acourstic + 2 speakers 2W + 2 subwoofers
Webcam Yes, 1.3 megapixels with microphone
Network Wi-Fi ac + Gigabit Ethernet Qualcomm Killer e2200
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
Card Reader Yes, SD
Output (s) video 2 x HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort
Fingerprint Reader
Input (s) / Output (s) S / PDIF, headphones, Microphone
USB 3 + 1 USB 3.0 USB 3.1 Type-C
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Battery Li-Polymer 94.24Whr
Autonomy announced
Size (mm) 390 x 272 x 22.9
Weight 2.57 Kg
Guarantee 1 year
Other chiclet keyboard with backlit keypad, multi-touch touchpad
software Applications Aorus

Aorus specializes in the manufacture of laptops in very thin design without (much) compromising performance. Their latest 15-inch date, Aorus X5 v6 is visually identical to the old generation X5. The frame always opts for a black coating of magnesium, an angular figure and a soft touch cover. Overall, the hull is solid and does not bend under pressure, except at the screen that the tester would have liked more robust. The assembly is excellent even at the edges of the screen. Single point against him, the very fine hinges seem fragile. Better to take maximum precautions to open the screen to a maximum angle of 140 °. At 15 inches, the X5 Aorus v6 is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks including a GTX 1070, just after the MSI GS63VR.

Question scalability, Aorus PC are known for their ease of access to components and the new X5 is no exception to the rule. The bottom panel of the base can be removed completely without hidden bolt or screw. This will take you directly to the battery, storage and RAM (2 free slots placed below the motherboard).

The connectivity operated a slight redesign from the previous generation. There are three ports USB 3.0 Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 supporting Thunderbolt 3. If the record of the PC indicates the presence of two video outputs (HDMI and mini-DisplayPort), the tester ensures that y has three including two HDMI 2.0 ports (up to 4K 60 FPS). However, the absence of a Thunderbolt port is dedicated less to compete. In addition, the VGA port is no longer part of the batch since Nvidia has withdrawn its native support in its latest CPU Pascal and SD card reader shows particularly slow transfer rates. however communication side, no delays outlook.

The grip of the keyboard remains the same with its shallow course, good feed-back and his typing experience altogether satisfactory. The keys rattle and wiggle a bit more than the SteelSeries MSI. The wholesale upheaval on this keyboard cover individual RGB backlight for each button. A detail that is sure to please addicted to personalization. Aorus has obviously given the comments made on its touchpad X5, deemed too bright and hard to use. Here, the new surface is wider, matte and soft. Handle the mouse and perform multi-touch gestures becomes more natural and easy. However, integrated mouse clicks have been improved and are still as “spongy” and courts.

The tested model is equipped with a Quad HD + display (2880 x 1620 px) on an unusual ratio 1:78. Its contrast is excellent and brightness is amply satisfactory for indoor use, although the backlight modulation have posed problems to the tester on all brightness levels. The color rendering is average with an sRGB space covered 86% and a Delta E of about 5, as well as outdoor visibility, made possible with the right brightness and matte panel.

Aorus well have to settle for i7-6700HQ processor but decided to build a little higher with the Core i7-6820HK. It is clocked at 4 GHz Boost to achieve excellent performance in demanding use. Coupled with 16 GB of RAM DDR4, the basis of Aorus X5 v6 supports all conceivable tasks and rest at ease multitasking. Storage is on being very generous with three M.2 2280 locations (2x PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe + 1x PCIe Gen3 NVMe x2) and a hard disk SATA III. The tested model focuses an SSD of 256 GB for a particularly fast Samsung NVMe (over 1000 MB / s!) And a 1 TB hard drive at 7200 rev / min perennial also (110 MS / s).

The vast majority of games will run at maximum levels of detail in Full HD (60FPS) with the GeForce GTX 1070, designed to play on much higher resolutions of 1920 x 1080 px. That said, it is still struggling to face the 4K at 60 FPS. Between the two, the definition 3K 2880 x 1620 X5 V6 Aorus allows very good scores on the bench, with the optimal exploitation of the G-Sync in the majority of cases.

Not surprisingly, the two fans and five heatpipes them have much to do with this setup and run continuously to cool the machine. The noise remains discreet enough to rest or light use, provided run in Eco mode. During the game, the noise increases significantly, forcing the user to put on a helmet. Temperatures climb but necessarily hotspots remain concentrated at the back.

Despite a larger battery than the competition, the X5 Aorus v6 is just over 3 hours web browsing with WiFi active.

He obtained the rating of 83%.

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