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'Gigabyte Aero 14' vs 'Aorus X3 Plus v5'

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Hey guys 

I have been checking out some laptops and I bumped into the two laptops and they are very similar and I can't see which one is better, that's why I need your opinion.

Here are the specs:

  • Aorus X3 Plus v5: 
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • 13.9-inch QHD (3200 x 1800) IPS display
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU 2.6GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 530
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M GDDR5 6GB
  • 16GB of DDR4
  • 512GB SSD
  • Dimensions: 12.9 x 10.4 x 0.9 -inches
  • Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Gigabyte Aero 14: 
  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • 14-inch IPS QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution display
  • 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M GPU (3GB of GDDR5)
  • 16GB of DDR4
  • 512GB PCIe SSD
  • Li-polymer 94.24Wh battery
  • Dimensions:13.19 x 9.84 x 0.78-inches
  • Weight: 4.19 pounds

 

 

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Both of them are literally trash. 


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Get the Aero - it's good.


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On 8/29/2016 at 8:26 AM, Pendragon said:

Both of them are literally trash. 

I wouldn't say that at all.  Sure, they're not gonna be the quietest gaming laptops, but they are high quality gaming laptops.


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10 minutes ago, don_svetlio said:

Get the Aero - it's good.

There's quite significant issues in terms of it's build quality, as well as it's cooling system. The fan also has the most broken bios support as it ramps up randomly. 

 

5 minutes ago, AnnoyedShelf said:

I wouldn't say that at all.  Sure, they're not gonna be the quietest gaming laptops, but they are high quality gaming laptops.

Aorus overheats to hell. Throttles to shit. Both that the OP listed have last gen GPUs. Literally obsolete at this price point by now. 


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(Retired) Zbook 15: i7-6820HQ, M2000M, 32gb, 512gb SSD + 2tb HDD, 4k Dreamcolor

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(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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4 minutes ago, Pendragon said:

There's quite significant issues in terms of it's build quality, as well as it's cooling system. The fan also has the most broken bios support as it ramps up randomly. 

 

Aorus overheats to hell. Throttles to shit. Both that the OP listed have last gen GPUs. Literally obsolete at this price point by now. 

Cooling is stellar from what I've read. It runs around 75-80*C. Compare that to Razer's 95*C.


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1 minute ago, don_svetlio said:

Cooling is stellar from what I've read. It runs around 75-80*C. Compare that to Razer's 95*C.

You're right about the cooling. It runs pretty cool around 80c for it's size. But my point stands. It's screen wobble is some of the worst, as well as being a last gen GPU at this kind of price points makes it obsolete. 


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(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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On 8/29/2016 at 8:49 AM, Pendragon said:

You're right about the cooling. It runs pretty cool around 80c for it's size. But my point stands. It's screen wobble is some of the worst, as well as being a last gen GPU at this kind of price points makes it obsolete. 

Not necessarily.  Sure, the GPU's aren't anything special compared to the 10 series, but they still hold their own in all modern titles.


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Desktop (haven't named it yet)

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CPU: Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.9GHz  CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15  Motherboard: Asus Prime X370-PRO  RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4  GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 ULTRA  Storage: 1050GB Crucial MX300, 1TB Crucial MX500  PSU: EVGA Supernova 750 P2  Chassis: NZXT Noctis 450 White/Blue OS: Windows 10 Professional  Display: Asus MG279Q FreeSync OC

 

Main Laptop:

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Laptop: Sager NP 8678-S  CPU: Intel Core i7 6820HK @ 2.7GHz  RAM: 32GB DDR4 @ 2133MHz  GPU: GTX 980m 8GB  Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO M.2 + 1TB Samsung 850 Pro + 1TB 7200RPM HGST HDD  OS: Windows 10 Pro  Chassis: Clevo P670RG  Audio: HyperX Cloud II Gunmetal, Audio Technica ATH-M50s, JBL Creature II

 

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Just now, AnnoyedShelf said:

Not necessarily.  Sure, the GPU's aren't anything special compared to the 10 series, but they still hold their own in all modern titles.

I dont mean that. the 970m will hold its own. I meant that at the current price that the Aero 14 is selling at, there is 0 value/financial purpose to acquire a laptop that has last gen gear if it's selling at comparable 1060 prices. If it was considerably cheaper, it would be a fine option (cept for the screen wobble and the fan ramping issues)


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(Retired) Zbook 15: i7-6820HQ, M2000M, 32gb, 512gb SSD + 2tb HDD, 4k Dreamcolor

(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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1 hour ago, Pendragon said:

I dont mean that. the 970m will hold its own. I meant that at the current price that the Aero 14 is selling at, there is 0 value/financial purpose to acquire a laptop that has last gen gear if it's selling at comparable 1060 prices. If it was considerably cheaper, it would be a fine option (cept for the screen wobble and the fan ramping issues)

Thing is, A 1060 in that form factor results in major overheating. Just look at the GS43VR. It runs hotter (even tho it's thicker) and due to the heatpipe placement, it's likely to burnout the HDMI port and chipset. And the Blade VR is basically a microwave at this point.


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Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
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7 minutes ago, don_svetlio said:

Thing is, A 1060 in that form factor results in major overheating. Just look at the GS43VR. It runs hotter (even tho it's thicker) and due to the heatpipe placement, it's likely to burnout the HDMI port and chipset. And the Blade VR is basically a microwave at this point.

Tis true. If you really need this form factor, then something like a P640RE would be the best option. It's still better than the Aero 14 while being cheaper. The only thing the Aero has over it is a better screen and longer battery life. 


Laptop Main

(Retired) Zbook 15: i7-6820HQ, M2000M, 32gb, 512gb SSD + 2tb HDD, 4k Dreamcolor

(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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