Aorus unveiled their latest laptops today, the refreshed X7 and new X5S. Both models come with sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processors, high-end Nvidia graphics cards and fast PCI-e solid state drives plus capacious mechanical hard drives.


Above: the 15.6-inch Aorus X5S

The main difference between the two models is the size of their displays and their GPU configuration. The 15.6″ X5S comes with a single GTX 980M graphics card, while the 17.3″ X7 has two GTX 970M cards in SLI (with G-Sync support). The X5S version also comes with a 4K (3840 x  2160) IPS screen; the X7 makes do with a 1080p resolution that’s an easier target for gaming.

Both new laptops are in Aorus’ fifth generation of laptops (‘v5’), and come with all of the high-tech computing components you could ask for. You’ll get DDR4 RAM, USB 3.1 Type-C and HDMI 2.0. We liked these inclusions on the Gigabyte P35X v5, as they’re a nice way of future proofing your shiny new laptop, ensuring they’re still relevant years and years down the road.


Above: the 17.3-inch Aorus X7 v5

Neither model will be cheap. The Aorus X5S costs an eye-watering £2099, while the the X7 v5 will retail for £2387 (with 512GB SSD) or £2200 (with 256GB SSD). All three variants are in stock now, so if you’re in the market for a kick-ass laptop then hit the links:

  • Aorus X5S v5 (15.6″)
    • 256GB SSD model: Scan
  • Aorus X7 v5 (17.3″)

What do you make of the new laptops? Let us know in the comments.

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