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

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Sep 2014
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24 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

This notebook PC has received ten awards from notebook PC experts.

The editors of Expert Reviews, 59hardware.net and Avforums.com all endorse this portable PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, this AORUS laptop received a HEXUS.net "Performance" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from XSreviews.co.uk who thought it was exceptional. Also, the reviewer at Cowcotland.com concluded that this portable PC was good and gave it a "Bronze" award.

Computershopper.com gave this AORUS notebook PC a "Good For Gaming" award, Hardwareluxx.de gave it a "Technical Award" and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

The writer at one other expert review site said that this laptop was good. Hardwareluxx.ru gave this notebook PC a "Technical Award".

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Good Expert Reviews

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

Nice Design

Nine people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking. Hexus.net mentioned in their AORUS X3 Plus review on expert website 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 wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Overwhelmingly stylish feel” in their review of this laptop and rated it 5 stars.

A number of AORUS X3 Plus reviewers who reviewed the AORUS X3 Plus considered that it was a good design. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote in their review of this laptop “Slim design, relatively lightweight”. Pcpowerplay.com.au also mentioned “Impressive Design”.

One person who reviewed this laptop thought it was aesthetic. Pcpowerplay.com.au said “Aesthetically pleasing”.

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Good for Gaming

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good for gaming. Last year expert website Computershopper.com wrote in their review of this laptop “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” and scored the product 4 stars. Ultrabookreview.com mentioned “Gigabyte's Aorus X3 Plus is one of the most interesting gaming ultraportables you could buy right now”. Expert website Avforums.com wrote “Powerful gaming laptop from Aorus, Gigabyte's dedicated gaming arm” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Robust

A few customers who bought it concluded that it was well made. Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Trusted Reviews “This machine has iffy build quality, high heat output” in their review of the AORUS X3 Plus. Xsreviews.co.uk mentioned on XSreviews.co.uk “The X3 Plus v3 also benefits from a solid keyboard, beautiful display”. 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 and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars.

AORUS Has Good Portable PC Reviews

AORUS has good average ratings for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Expert website Stuff.tv scored the product 5 stars and said in October last year “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 reviewers who bought it agreed that it had a good experience.

One AORUS X3 Plus owner who bought the AORUS X3 Plus reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Expert website Pcpowerplay.com.au said “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

A few people who reviewed the AORUS X3 Plus concluded that it was thin. Laptopmag.com rated the product 4 stars and mentioned “The Aorus X3 Plus v3 combines the power of Nvidia's top-end GeForce GTX 970M GPU with a slim aluminum chassis” in their review of this laptop. Pcpowerplay.com.au said in their review of this laptop last year “Slim and light”.

Some customers reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “This 4-pound beast combines a lightweight aluminum chassis with high-end specs, including a Core i7 processor”. Pcpowerplay.com.au mentioned “Attractive, lightweight chassis” in their review.

One person concluded that the product was compact. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote last year “Compact et performant” .

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the AORUS X3 Plus has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the X3 Plus is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the AORUS X3 Plus has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the X3 Plus. The average internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 13GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The AORUS X3 Plus has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X3 Plus. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X3 Plus is 2.5GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The X3 Plus has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X3 Plus supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this AORUS portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X3 Plus has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Light

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X3 Plus, the X3 Plus's weight of only 1.8 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of laptops of this age and type is 3.4kg, and the weights range from 1.8kg to 5.5kg.

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Two Installed SSDs

The X3 Plus is a two installed SSD laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the X3 Plus have between one and three installed SSDs.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the X3 Plus has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X3 Plus range from 3.1GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 6,144 megabytes, the X3 Plus has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The X3 Plus has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X3 Plus. Most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between 64 and 255 solid-state drive capacity, however this portable PC has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age that we have checked, the AORUS X3 Plus's width of only 330 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The narrowest gaming laptop that was released more than two years ago is 330mm wide and the widest is 460mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A few AORUS X3 Plus reviewers who purchased the product considered that it did not have a good battery life. Pcpowerplay.com.au said in their AORUS X3 Plus review “Battery life isn't great”. Pcpowerplay.com.au also said “Poor gaming performance under battery power”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it was not noisy. Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “Noisy fans”. Pcpowerplay.com.au also mentioned “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, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X3 Plus also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X3 Plus have screen sizes of between 13" and 19". With a screen size of only 13.9 inches, the AORUS X3 Plus has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The X3 Plus is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X3 Plus range from 250GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1TB. The X3 Plus has a quite small total storage capacity (only 512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X3 Plus does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The X3 Plus has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X3 Plus.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X3 Plus have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the X3 Plus which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X3 Plus is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB. The AORUS X3 Plus has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only One Mini DisplayPort

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X3 Plus have one mini DisplayPort, including the X3 Plus which has one mini DisplayPort.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The X3 Plus is a two built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between two and three built-in speakers.

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1 Other reason to consider the AORUS X3 Plus

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Camera
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ExpressCard Slot
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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