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AORUS X3 Plus 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 13.9" Laptop

computershopper.com Good For Gaming XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended HEXUS.net Performance Expert Reviews Recommended
4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Sep 2014
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23 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Amongst portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, this laptop is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

This many processor cores portable PC received a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews, 59hardware.net and Avforums.com all of whom wrote that this notebook PC was good.

An additional three expert review sites all liked this portable PC. This notebook PC received a HEXUS.net "Performance" award and the editor of XSreviews.co.uk gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was brilliant. This AORUS laptop also received a "Bronze" award from Cowcotland.com who wrote it was good.

This portable PC received a "Good For Gaming" award from Computershopper.com, it received a "Technical Award" from Hardwareluxx.de and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

One other expert review site thought that this AORUS notebook PC was good. Hardwareluxx.ru gave this notebook PC a "Technical Award".

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Good Expert Reviews

This portable PC has an average expert rating of 81% based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Hexus.net mentioned in their review of this laptop on expert review site HEXUS.net “Aorus made its gaming laptop ambitions pretty clear with the launch of the Aorus X7 at the turn of the year”. Hexus.net also said “Having arrived on the scene with the eye-catching X7 back in January 2014”. Expertreviews.co.uk said “Overwhelmingly stylish feel” in their review of this laptop.

A few customers agreed that it was a good design. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “Impressive Design” in their review. One customer who reviewed it considered that it was aesthetic. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “Aesthetically pleasing”.

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Good for Gaming

Some AORUS X3 Plus owners said in their reviews that it was good for gaming. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote in their AORUS X3 Plus review “This 13.9-inch, 4.1-pound portable offers blazing gaming performance and a handsome 3,200x1,800 display (though the two are mutually exclusive with the latest titles” . Expert review site Ultrabookreview.com wrote three years ago “Gigabyte's Aorus X3 Plus is one of the most interesting gaming ultraportables you could buy right now” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Avforums.com mentioned “Powerful gaming laptop from Aorus, Gigabyte's dedicated gaming arm” in their AORUS X3 Plus review and scored the AORUS X3 Plus 4 stars.

Robust

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “The X3 Plus v3 also benefits from a solid keyboard, beautiful display”. Expert website Ultrabookreview.com wrote “A high-quality matte display which should lead to a solid experience in even the latest games” in their review of the AORUS X3 Plus. Two years ago Pcpowerplay.com.au said “Solid battery life”.

AORUS Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average AORUS many processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs produced by AORUS.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “This machine has iffy build quality, high heat output” in their review. Two years ago expert website Stuff.tv said in their review “This is essentially a mid to high-end gaming PC packed into one of the smallest chassis I've ever seen, complete with a drool-worthy Ultra-HD screen, good sound quality and all”.

Easy to Use

Two AORUS X3 Plus owners wrote in their reviews that the AORUS X3 Plus had a good experience.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to assemble. Two years ago Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “Aorus proves that it is possible to build a small gaming laptop that has the power to play, provided you've got the dosh to afford it”.

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Good Size

Some customers mentioned that the AORUS X3 Plus was thin. Laptopmag.com mentioned “The Aorus X3 Plus v3 combines the power of Nvidia's top-end GeForce GTX 970M GPU with a slim aluminum chassis”. Pcpowerplay.com.au said “Slim design, relatively lightweight”. Pcpowerplay.com.au also mentioned “Slim and light”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was lightweight. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote two years ago “This 4-pound beast combines a lightweight aluminum chassis with high-end specs, including a Core i7 processor”. Pcpowerplay.com.au said “Attractive, lightweight chassis” in their review of this laptop.

One customer who reviewed the AORUS X3 Plus thought it was compact. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “Compact et performant” in their AORUS X3 Plus review.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X3 Plus is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6 gigabytes, the AORUS X3 Plus has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memorys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Reasonably Priced

One person who bought this laptop considered that it was a bargain for the price. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote in their review “Keyboard feels cheap”.

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The AORUS X3 Plus has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This portable PC's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is actually the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst comparable types of portable PC is 11.2/12.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. At 16 gigabytes, the X3 Plus has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The AORUS X3 Plus has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.5 gigahertz) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2.2GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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SSD Storage Media

The X3 Plus has an SSD storage media which is better than most many processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X3 Plus.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The X3 Plus has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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Light

The average weight of many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X3 Plus is 2.5kg. The X3 Plus is quite light (only 1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Number of SSDs Installeds

The X3 Plus has more number of SSDs installeds than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most of the laptops of a similar spec and age to the X3 Plus only have one number of SSDs installed, however this notebook PC has two number of SSDs installeds.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The X3 Plus is a eight processor threads laptop.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The X3 Plus has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average processor cache of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X3 Plus is 4.7MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X3 Plus have between 8 and 5,111 solid-state drive capacitys, including the X3 Plus which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Two people who bought the product reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “Battery life isn't great”. Pcpowerplay.com.au also wrote “Poor gaming performance under battery power”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few customers who reviewed the AORUS X3 Plus agreed that it was not noisy. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “Noisy fans”. Pcpowerplay.com.au also wrote “Gets noisy when gaming, mSATA instead of M.2”.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X3 Plus does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X3 Plus do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The X3 Plus has a quite small display diagonal (only 13.9 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X3 Plus, the X3 Plus does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The AORUS X3 Plus has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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2 Other reasons to consider the AORUS X3 Plus

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when AORUS released the X3 Plus.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the X3 Plus has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

10 Awards

cowcotland.com Bronze computershopper.com Good For Gaming 01net.com 4 Star 59hardware.net Recommended hardwareluxx.de Technical Award hardwareluxx.ru Technical Award XSreviews.co.uk Editor's Choice avforums.com Recommended HEXUS.net Performance Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(40)
23 December 2015

In review: Aorus X3 Plus v5. Test model provided by Aorus.As the smallest Aorus offering, the X3 Plus v5 gets a lot of things on target while missing the mark on a few vital areas. The 13.9-inch...

26 August 2015

Aorus proves that it is possible to build a small gaming laptop that has the power to play, provided you've got the dosh to afford it...

Small and light
Excellent specs
Crisp display
Excellent gaming performance for a 14-inch laptop
Good keyboard for gaming or writing, with sufficient travel
Noisy fans
Extremely high price point
Trackpad buttons seem to require a lot of force
Hinge is fairly weak
On bumpy trains your display will bounce
15 July 2015

It is 32.5x23x2cm and the screen is 31x17.5cm.On first startup after entering the normal Windows required information a screen opens on the Desktop with a range of fifteen items that Aorus think... Read more…

9 July 2015

The Aorus X3 Plus v3 continues the legacy of its predecessors, providing absolutely insane performance in a very portable package. Aside from raw horsepower, the X3 Plus v3 also benefits from a...

XSreviews.co.uk

You'd be forgiven if you had deja vu just by looking at the picture of the Aorus X3 Plus V3. It looks mighty familiar, doesn't it? Like something you've seen before somewhere but you just don't... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 22 May 2015 by Brandon W.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a fantastic laptop. I'm an IT guy and I don't feel like a child pulling out a flashy ridiculous looking toy in front of my clients. The sleek black design is fantastic. The matte finish... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2015 by Gaby B.

Woud love to see this priced at just under $2k, paying $2.3k was a tough pill to swallow. Fitting all this in a 14in form factor requires comprimises in certain areas so any deficiency due to this... Read more…

Reviewed 3 May 2015 by GEORGE C.
(Verified Purchase)

I'd probably still recommend this computer despite the lower build quality. I'm coming from a Mac, (which is unrivaled in build quality) so maybe people upgrading from a windows laptop wouldn't... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers aorus v5cf2, aorus x3plusv5cf2
Barcodes 04719331915544, 04719331995874

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