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GIGABYTE Aorus 15-XA (Coffee Lake-R) Laptop Review (Page 2)

Steven Bassiri | May 14, 2019 at 08:40 pm CDT - 1 min, 49 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Physical Overview

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GIGABYTE's box for the Aorus 15 is pretty similar in design to GIGABYTE's Aorus branded component products. The packaging is solid enough to keep everything safe.

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Accessories include AC/DC power adapter, AC power cord, extra m.2 screws, and manuals. The AC/DC adapter is rated at 11.8a at 19.5v, so 230W.

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The top of the notebook is made of a plastic composite, as is the whole body of the notebook. While the AERO 15 we reviewed earlier had an aluminum body, it also costs $1800 more than this notebook, so GIGABYTE is cutting out the frills. The Aorus logo and the two lines light up on the top of the notebook when it is operational. The bottom of the notebook is 50% vents, allowing the new cooling system to breathe. We also find multiple rubber feet of varying sizes that keep the notebook from moving during use.

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The front of the unit features two slits at both corners that emit a green light then the notebook is operating, it is a neat effect. The rear of the notebook features the DC power jack, HDMI 2.0 port, Mini-DP 1.3 port, a Kensington lock slot, and a 10Gbps USB type-C port. The left of the unit features a Gbit LAN port, a USB 3.0 port, a microSD card slot, and some status LEDs. The right side of the notebook features two USB 3.0 ports, and a combo headphone jack.

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The QWERTY keyboard is backlit with RGB LEDs behind each key, and they are lit in zones and can be customized in GIGABYTE's software. There is also a compact number pad. We found the keys to be welcoming, GIGABYTE's Beach-Style keyboard looks pretty neat as well since the edges of the keys are white. The power button is located between the vents at the top of the notebook.

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The bezel on the 15.6" is thin enough and we are happy to see that GIGABYTE did not move to the camera to the bottom of the screen to reduce the bezel size.

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The touchpad is decent and accepts input pretty easily.

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