Starting from the highest-tier offering, the Aorus 17 is being marketed towards the “Extreme Gamer” segment. Due to the 90% screen-to-body ratio, the Aorus 17 offers a 17.3” screen in a 15.6” form-factor, adding convenience and mobility. It can be configured with up to an Nvidia RTX 3080Ti mobility GPU (130 W) with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Its display offers a limited 1920 x 1080 display, but with an aggressive refresh rate of 360Hz. The RTX 3080 Ti and Core i7-12700H CPU are more than adequate to deliver high-refresh-rate gaming in such a configuration. To this end, the DDR5-4800 memory subsystem should bring higher performance than DDR4 implementations, despite it being the slowest possible DDR5 memory speed according to JEDEC standards. As for storage, a pair of M.2 2280 slots is available for ultra-fast solid-state storage, with a single M.2 port offering x4 PCIe 4.0 lanes. Finally, Aorus’ RGB Fusion is present for brightly lit gaming sessions, with a per-key RGB lighting system.
Has announced the release of three new gaming laptops under the Aorus brand. The Aorus 17, Aorus 15, and Aorus 5 are designed for various audiences, but they’re all based on Intel’s Alder Lake platform and Nvidia RTX graphics, and they’re all designed to “reshape the game” by providing excellent gaming experiences in a mobile form factor. Under the hood, all of the Aorus laptops use the same Intel silicon: an Alder Lake Core i7-12700H with 14 cores (six performance cores and eight efficiency cores) and 20 logical threads (Hyper-Threading is enabled in the P cores). On its performance cores, the device reaches a 4.7 GHz Boost clock while maintaining a 45 W TDP. Gigabyte claims a 90 percent success rate.
The Aorus 15 is being targeted at “Enthusiast Gamers”, and shares much of its DNA with its more extreme sibling. It too can be configured with up to an RTX 3080Ti and offers an up to DDR5-4800 memory subsystem; where the differences lie is in the form factor (15.6” vs 17.3”) and display options. The Aorus 15 actually offers more choice in this department, with users being able to configure the laptop with either a 165Hz QHD (2560 x 1440) panel, or the same 360Hz FHD panel that’s found in the Aorus 17. All other specifications remain the same between the two options.
The Aorus 5 also features two display options distinct from those available in the rest of the line-up: it can be configured with either a 240Hz or 144Hz FHD panel. A gamer who prioritizes AAA experiences might opt for the 144Hz panel, while another that’s more in-tune with eSports titles might prefer the faster refresh rates of the 240Hz option. With all else being equal, higher panel refresh rates mean lower battery life, so you should keep that in mind when weighing your options. Another cost-cutting measure relates to the RGB Fusion lighting system: it loses the per-key RGB, scaling down to a three-zone lighting solution. But that’s it: hardware-wise, it’s an extremely competent on-the-go gaming machine. No word on pricing was available at time of writing, but the Aorus 2022 series should be available through the usual retailers and e-tailers soon.
The Aorus 5 stands as the entry-level offering, targeted at “Performance Gamers”. Built in the same 15.6” form-factor as the Aorus 15, the Aorus 5 cuts some corners in order to achieve a more palatable pricing. While it keeps the same Intel Core i7-12700H CPU as the other entries, the maximum configurable graphics card tops out at an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 mobility GPU (130 W, 8 GB GDDR6). It also trades the DDR5 memory for DDR4-3200, which should contribute towards a significant reduction in the bill, with a corresponding drop in performance.