Gigabyte Aorus 5

Gigabyte Aorus 5

Gigabyte Aorus 5

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.7/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.7/10
BATTERY: Fair6.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Gigabyte Aorus 5 is a premium laptop with a robust main processor and a high-performance graphics card, making it suitable for intensive gaming, 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering tasks. Although it has a high-refresh rate screen, which is great for fast-paced games and videos, its battery life is on the shorter side, which could be a limitation for those needing to work on the go. The laptop is relatively heavy, impacting its portability, but it comes with a decent sized screen and a full keyboard including a numeric pad, which is beneficial for productivity. The Aorus 5 runs Windows 11 Home and supports a variety of ports including USB-C and HDMI but doesn't have USB-C charging. If high performance for graphically demanding tasks is a priority and portability and battery life are secondary concerns, the Aorus 5 is a strong contender. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • High-performance Intel i7 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 3070 for gaming, 3D work
  • High-refresh-rate screen for smooth visuals
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Supports ethernet and multiple display outputs
Cons
  • Moderate battery life of about 5 hours
  • Heavyweight at over 5 pounds
  • No touchscreen capability
  • Not compact, has considerable size

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 is equipped with a high-performance Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU ideal for gaming and 3D applications, and it also features a screen with a high refresh rate of 360 Hz, which ensures smooth motion and superior responsiveness during fast-paced gaming scenarios.
Content Creation:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.2
The Gigabyte Aorus 5 is equipped with a powerful Intel i7 CPU and ample RAM, which is beneficial for smoothly running multiple applications and handling everyday tasks. While it has a quality IPS screen for clear and vibrant visuals, its moderate battery life and fair portability score suggest it's more suited for use in fixed locations rather than frequent travel.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Software Development:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
3.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,359
Release Date
June 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 10'' x 1.08''
Weight
5.07 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
RTX 3070 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours
Battery Capacity
99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
360Hz
Display Brightness
280 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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6.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Can Buy or Not

Vincent Chang | June 2022
"The Gigabyte Aorus 5 SE4 is a capable mainstream gaming notebook that will run the latest PC games with aplomb. However, it's not your stereotypical flashy gaming PC. Gigabyte has added some interesting tweaks. For example, the webcam placement and its Microsoft Azure AI tool — to automatically switch between power modes — are unusual for this genre. But more importantly, the pricing is fairly competitive and reasonable."

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