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Aorus X5-CF1T Gaming Laptop 5th Generation Intel Core i7 5700HQ (2.70 GHz) 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 512 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI 15.6" Windows 10 Home “ONLY @ NEWEGG”

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  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI
  • 5th Generation Intel Core i7 5700HQ (2.70 GHz)
  • 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 512 GB SSD
  • 15.6" 2880 x 1620
  • 15.35" x 8.66" x 0.9" 5.51 lbs.
  • Total capacity: 4 Memory slots (Max 64 GB) + 3 M.2 SSD slots + 1 HDD slot
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Nothing but trouble

Pros: - Good gaming performance, at least initially

Cons: - The touchpad is horrendous and seemed to be warping for awhile - the buttons were raised higher than when I bought it and there was a noticeable gap between the buttons and the rest of the frame. That continued until . . .
- There is now a section of the frame on the bottom that has warped out and noticeably rounded, leaving a gap between the bottom panel and the rest of the frame. If I didn't know better, I'd say that something in the machine expanded and pushed the frame open. The bottom panel of the machine has now completely separated any is fully open on the side that faces the user. Pressing it back together leads to a noticeable resistance and leaves me wondering how my machine's internals could be larger than they were when I got it.
- The keyboard is finicky and getting worse. Keys will occasionally double trigger when pressed once.
- For a period of time - and this seems to have stopped - the screen would suddenly go black and flicker in and out at random.
- The machine is essentially useless under battery. It will shutdown without warning within 5 - 10 minutes when under battery power. This is not because the battery is dead, either, as the machine will restart and continue running when powered back up, even without being plugged back in. This essentially makes the laptop element of the machine completely broken.
- I suspect that the machine has heat management issues or just struggles with streaming video. Any time I play a streaming video of any kind (YouTube, Netflix, etc.), the fan spins up to top speed. For a gaming-spec machine with this kind of graphical prowess, streaming video should be child's play and not require that level of exertion.

Other Thoughts: Despite its generally strong performance, this machine has been nothing but trouble for me. The hardware performed well initially, but the machine has been on a steep downhill slope almost since I got it. This should have been a great machine and a happy purchase, but it's definitely one I wish I could have had back. Support has been of little help as well, essentially needing to send the computer in to offer any useful insight. No one wants to have this level of buyer's remorse on a purchase this expensive. Pass on Aorus.

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your AORUS product. Please contact AORUS support hotline at 626-986-4368 about the laptop issues. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Deleted my Review to make sales

Pros: Played games well

Cons: Unable to stream
intentionally Bricks after 2 years thanks to battery giving out from being built poorly

Other Thoughts: I wrote a lot more in the pro's and a lot more in general but, Can't put in that effort if it will be removed for the sake of looking good again.... I still use it thanks to modifying it myself but yea. would buy again just ya know, maybe warn people.

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5/ 5
How to fix screen going black or reboots on battery

Pros: I've had this since about a week after it came out..still a beast..though I did upgrade to a third 256GB m.2 SATA (pcie, like the Samsung 950/960 are not compatible. that type of storage wasn't supported until Skylake). Also swapped the 1TB for a 2TB...and used storage spaces in Win10 to make tiered storage. lastly, I'm running 32GB now too. So yeah, I'm happy.

Cons: it isn't perfect. if you use the video driver from the nvidia site, it will behave like previously described with reboots and black screens. has something to do with SLI. fix is use the latest driver from Aorus...can't remember if the one on the website or via the driver update tool is the latest. anyway, that will fix it. am annoyed at a couple of things. the black paint on the area where your wrists rest needed to have a coating on it add I've had some of out wear off. wish they'd used a Synaptics touchpad as this are way better in my opinion than Elan.

Other Thoughts: Would definitely buy again, but would prefer one with single GPU for reasons above well as a lot of games are not smart enough to really make SLI work well. Nonetheless, this laptop is fast and at the price they have it at now is a steal. best deal I've seen in a very long time.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Bad

Pros: Very fast

Cons: THe screen goes black

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your AORUS product. Please contact AORUS support hotline at 626-986-4368 or newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 142179 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
A lot of power but screen randomly goes black

Pros: Tons of power under the hood.

Cons: Screen randomly goes black when on battery and will occasionally restart out of no where when on battery. It's quite frustrating.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your AORUS product. Please contact AORUS support hotline at 626-986-4368 or newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 141458 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Excellent Gaming Rig!

Pros: Handles all my games with ease

Cons: No cons that I can think of. I wish I had more storage space.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to others if they ask me about it.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Powerful, Lightweight, with Good Build Quality - With a few flaws and bugs

Pros: Fast, fast, fast...

A performance powerhouse in a small package. Lots of expandable storage (potentially three M.2 SSD's and one 2.5in drive).

Can handle GTA V at mostly maxed out settings, at native resolution - I was really impressed!

The included 1TB drive is a 7200RPM HGST (Hitachi) drive - in my experience, Hitachi drives, particularly their Ultrastar enterprise-grade drives (which this is not) are extremely reliable.

Screen looks great! Nice hi-res display, clear, no darker/lighter areas, and great viewing angle.

Macro keys are extremely convenient - they can perform sets of keystrokes, open programs, change fan speed, volume, etc. I decided (for now) to use only one set of Macro's - you can have up to five different sets of macro's.

The "fan speed" controls also seem to control performance. "Eco" mode causes noticable lag in games, "Normal" is decent, and "Turbo" makes a lot of heat and noise, but is the best performance.

The glossy trackpad shown in the pictures and complained about in reviews on YouTube from about a year or more ago, is GONE! My unit arrived with a matte finish trackpad - much nicer than the one shown in pictures.

Cons: Gigabyte's Aorus software is a bit buggy, occasionally doesn't work right, crashes, and has a lot of engrish - but it works for the most part.

Sound quality isn't the greatest even through there are plenty of speakers - on the left/right front grilles, and center-top grille near the power button and screen. Aorus offered an equalizer in their driver update program, which sounded like it might be cool and help, but it does nothing. Open the program and it must crash before doing anything at all because it does not show up in Windows processes or even pop up a window.

Screen doesn't open that far - angle is a bit too shallow for what I'd like, but it is workable. For example, if you have your legs propped up on something that's higher than your lap (like sitting in an office chair with feet on desk), the screen is at an uncomfortable angle and doesn't open far enough. But thanks to the IPS display viewing angle isn't an issue.

Also, related to the screen, there is a bit of wobble, even while having this on my lap typing this review. I'm a bit worried to see if it will get worse over a few years of use.

Going back to the software issues again, Gigabyte / Aorus recommend using their own custom Nvidia drivers - which are SEVERELY outdated. I haven't tried official Nvidia drivers yet but probably will soon. I did some research and other people on forums have tried the official Nvidia drivers and had issues.

I have had some issues with network connection dropping out while on battery, several times, and about five feet from the router. I'll see if I continue to have issues.

Other Thoughts: Things that aren't cons, since they are to be expected:
Black finish is a fingerprint magnet
Battery life is pretty bad...
Loud, loud, loud... And hot. But to be expected in a thin machine

Please note that I have only owned this computer for a day. I purchased this while on sale (basically clearance, since this is last year's 2015 model) and just wanted to get this up so that other people that want to buy this before it's gone can get a better idea of whether or not it would work for them.

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1/ 5
Nice Looking Computer. If it only worked!!!

Pros: - Nice looking Computer.
- Great Specs.
- Screen Resolution is killer.

Cons: - It arrived with the battery not connected. Had to remove the back of the computer and plug in the battery connector.
- The computer is constantly getting a black screen. Sometimes it happens at start up. Other times it happens after being used for 15 minutes or so.
- Not much need for a computer that doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: - Do a search on Aorus and check out the issues with their computers. Many, many people are having the same issues I'm having. I should have dome more research. I would not have purchased this computer.

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your AORUS product. Please contact AORUS support hotline at 626-986-4368 or
newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 135770 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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