For those who have paid close attention to the gaming notebook market for the past few years, AORUS is not a new name. Since its introduction as a premium gaming notebook vendor a few years ago, AORUS has become an established gaming notebook vendor.
AORUS is actually part of GIGABYTE Technology, a vendor who specializes in everything from notebooks to motherboard to gaming accessories. GIGABYTE has its own factories and assembly plants, as well as their own design teams. Their vision for AORUS was to put together their top resources to take on the crowded gaming notebook market where competition is fierce.
The AORUS X3 Plus v6 is a small 13-inch gaming notebook, but it packs one heck of a punch. Not only does it have an overclocked Skylake mobile processor, an IGZO QHD+ display, a GTX 1060, and two M.2 x4 PCI-E 3.0 ports, it also has a ton of the latest features such as USB 3.1 and HDMI 2.0 to ensure maximum connectivity.
Without further hesitation, let us begin the review and see what this notebook can do.
Our configuration is the X3 Plus v6 came with two 512GB Samsung NVMe M.2 drives, but they weren't RAIDed. I am not sure if this is the intended design, or if this review sample had its RAID configuration screwed up and no one set it up before I got it, but in the UEFI you can setup RAID of the two NVMe drives.
AORUS is using the Intel i7-6820HK overclock-able Skylake mobile processor, a GTX 1060, as well as Killer wired LAN and Intel Wireless. The notebook weighs 1.8KG and has dimensions of 330x263.5x22.9mm (WxDxH).
Our configuration uses 16GB of G.Skill DDR4 overclocked to 2400MHz using XMP. The notebook also has a light sensor right near the HD camera.
The X3 Plus v6 in our configuration costs a little over $2000, there is a configuration on Newegg which costs $1999, but only has a single M.2 drive.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Physical Overview]
- Page 3 [Physical Overview Continued]
- Page 4 [Software and BIOS]
- Page 5 [System Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System IO and Battery Performance]
- Page 8 [Thermal Performance]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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