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Review: Aorus 15

by Parm Mann on 5 April 2019, 14:00

Tags: AORUS, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Laptops - Part One

System Name
Form Factor
15.6in
15.6in
15.6in
15.6in
15.6in
CPU
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8565U
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i5-8300H
Intel Core i7-8705G
CPU Base Frequency
2.2GHz
1.8GHz
2.2GHz
2.3GHz
3.1GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
4.1GHz
4.6GHz
4.1GHz
4.0GHz
4.1GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 12
4 / 8
6 / 12
4 / 8
4 / 8
CPU TDP
45W
15W
45W
45W
65W
Integrated GPU
-
Intel UHD 620
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Intel HD 630
Memory
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (1x16GB)
8GB DDR4 (2x4GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
2,666MHz
2,400MHz
2,666MHz
2,666MHz
2,400MHz
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 2GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB
Radeon RX Vega M GL 4GB
Display
15.6in LGD05E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in BOE07D8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in AUO71ED Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in AUO63ED Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in SHP148D UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
Touchscreen
No
No
No
No
Yes
Battery Capacity
62Wh
73Wh
55Wh
56Wh
75Wh
Wireless
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Killer Wireless-AC 1435
Network
Killer E2500
-
-
Killer E2400
-
Primary Storage
512GB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
512GB WD PC SN520 M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung SM961 M.2 SSD
128GB SK hynix SC311 M.2 SSD
512GB Toshiba XG5 M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage
2TB Seagate BarraCuda 2.5in HDD
-
1TB Seagate FireCuda 2.5in HDD
1TB Seagate Mobile 2.5in HDD
-
Power Supply
180W
90W
230W
130W
130W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Dimensions (W x D x H)
361mm x 246mm x 24.4mm
354mm x 220mm x 17.9mm
384mm x 262mm x 19.9mm
389mm x 275mm x 25.0mm
354mm x 235mm x 16mm
Weight
2.4kg
1.6kg
2.5kg
2.6kg
2.0kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
One year
Two years
One year
One year
Date Reviewed
April 2019
March 2019
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
Price When Reviewed
£1,750
£1,400
£2,200
£999
£2,199

Comparison Laptops - Part Two

System Name
Form Factor
15.6in
15.6in
15.6in
16.1in
15.6in
CPU
Intel Core i9-8950HK
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
Intel Core i7-8750H
CPU Base Frequency
2.9GHz
2.2GHz
2.2GHz
2.2GHz
2.2GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency
4.8GHz
4.1GHz
4.1GHz
4.1GHz
4.1GHz
CPU Cores / Threads
6 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 12
6 / 12
CPU TDP
45W
45W
45W
45W
45W
Integrated GPU
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Intel UHD 630
Memory
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
32GB DDR4 (2x16GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
16GB DDR4 (2x8GB)
Memory Speed
2,666MHz
2,666MHz
2,400MHz
2,400MHz
2,666MHz
Dedicated GPU(s)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 8GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 8GB
Display
15.6in AUO31EB UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
15.6in LEN40BE UHD IPS (3,840x2,160)
15.6in CMN15E8 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
16.1in CMN1602 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
15.6in LGD05C0 Full-HD IPS (1,920x1,080)
Touchscreen
No
Yes
No
No
No
Battery Capacity
94Wh
80Wh
62Wh
62Wh
80Wh
Wireless
Killer Wireless-AC 1550i
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
Network
Killer E2500
Intel Gigabit
Realtek Gigabit
Realtek Gigabit
-
Primary Storage
1TB Intel 760p M.2 SSD
1TB Samsung PM981 M.2 SSD
512GB Intel 660p M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung 970 Pro M.2 SSD
512GB Samsung SM981 M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage
-
-
-
1TB Seagate BarraCuda 2.5in HDD
-
Power Supply
230W
135W
150W
180W
230W
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
Dimensions (W x D x H)
356mm x 250mm x 18.9mm
333mm x 229mm x 17.1mm
360mm x 243mm x 19.8mm
380mm x 252mm x 19.9mm
355mm x 235mm x 16.8mm
Weight
2.1kg
1.8kg
1.9kg
2.3kg
2.1kg
Standard Warranty
Two years
Three years
Three years
Three years
One year
Date Reviewed
February 2019
December 2018
November 2018
February 2019
June 2018
Price When Reviewed
£3,299
£2,640
£1,170
£1,999
£2,330

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching PiFast test is used to benchmark the computational power of each system's CPU.
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses as many cores as possible.
HandBrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Memory and Storage Benchmarks

AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency.
CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge sequential performance and aggregated 4K QD32 speeds.

System and Gaming Benchmarks

PCMark 10 The tests in this benchmark cover a wide range of activities from everyday productivity tasks to demanding work with digital media content.
3DMark 3DMark Time Spy is a DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs.
Gaming A selection of modern titles are tested at various resolutions.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Display Datacolor's Spyder Elite professional monitor analyser is used to return a quantitative assessment of display quality.
Power Consumption Noted for system idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and while gaming.
Temperature Noted for CPU idling, under HandBrake video-transcoding load, and for GPU while gaming.
Battery Life Measured while looping a high-definition movie clip with 50 per cent screen brightness and flight mode enabled.