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    Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Premium 15.6in gaming laptop gets a limited edition MultiCam makeover.
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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Color and Design is so cool ! Heat and Noise not so cool... i guess the size can be compensated little bit for more effective thermal and noise management. And it is reasonable to expect a cool, less noisy stylish laptop for 2000+ money.

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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Would you please consider commenting on the ease of accessing the fans for the purpose of cleaning them in future reviews?
    This aspect is often neglected yet pretty important. I find that most laptop would work well in the first one or two years but as the fan accumulate dusts, it gradually has to work harder, initially resulting in more noise and eventually in more heat, to the point where the CPU/GPU can no longer perform at 100%. It would be silly to replace an otherwise perfectly good laptop for that reason, yet I find that some laptop are much easier/harder to clean than others.

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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Would you please consider commenting on the ease of accessing the fans for the purpose of cleaning them in future reviews?
    This aspect is often neglected yet pretty important. I find that most laptop would work well in the first one or two years but as the fan accumulate dusts, it gradually has to work harder, initially resulting in more noise and eventually in more heat, to the point where the CPU/GPU can no longer perform at 100%. It would be silly to replace an otherwise perfectly good laptop for that reason, yet I find that some laptop are much easier/harder to clean than others.
    We'll bear this in mind on enthusiast-class laptops - those specifically designed to allow easy access to the innards.

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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Would you please consider commenting on the ease of accessing the fans for the purpose of cleaning them in future reviews?
    This aspect is often neglected yet pretty important. I find that most laptop would work well in the first one or two years but as the fan accumulate dusts, it gradually has to work harder, initially resulting in more noise and eventually in more heat, to the point where the CPU/GPU can no longer perform at 100%. It would be silly to replace an otherwise perfectly good laptop for that reason, yet I find that some laptop are much easier/harder to clean than others.
    This is an issue frequently overlooked. I've seen this account for lots of Laptops either dying or being consigned to the scrapheap when they are still capable machines.
    Some laptops are incredibly difficult to access the fans for cleaning purposes, and some are relatively straight forward.
    The hardware manufacturers would love you to replace your laptop every 2 years, so there's not a huge incentive to make this simpler to do, but at the same time, its not good for their rep if people consider their laptops short lived and or difficult to do the basic maintenance on.
    Its a shame that the reviewer believes that only enthusiast Laptops warrant a consideration for this point. Realistically any review of any device with Fans (ie a NAS, Laptop, PC etc) should take this point into consideration
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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    £2200 isn't that bad considering what you get. A mate of mine purchased a 15" CrapBook Noob which was £1999, which is about as well spec'd as a 90's console -- it's slower than my 3-year old MSI Stealth Extreme, which was rather funny.

    ANYWAY, my point is that the price is hardly "draw-dropping", is it? It's priced based on the high-end goodies within and the fact it is a limited edition. Compared to a the cost of a CrapBook, it's VERY good value for money! I bet the manufacturers mark-up isn't actually that high.

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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Why include a review of a laptop without any pictures ?

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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Why include a review of a laptop without any pictures ?
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you referring to the Aorus review?

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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Why include a review of a laptop without any pictures ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you referring to the Aorus review?
    Maybe the camo coating is too good
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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    I'm actually quite liking the camo paint job...
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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you referring to the Aorus review?
    Tis a joke mate. Ya know...coz of the camo...n/m I'll get me coat

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    Re: Aorus X5S v5 Camo

    Quote Originally Posted by Vorlon99 View Post
    The hardware manufacturers would love you to replace your laptop every 2 years, so there's not a huge incentive to make this simpler to do, but at the same time, its not good for their rep if people consider their laptops short lived and or difficult to do the basic maintenance on.
    Its a shame that the reviewer believes that only enthusiast Laptops warrant a consideration for this point. Realistically any review of any device with Fans (ie a NAS, Laptop, PC etc) should take this point into consideration
    Not sure about NAS since I've never used one, but with desktops (with the exception of some unusually shaped custom case), it is usually not -that- difficult to do some basic cleaning.. And by virtue of having more space and airflow in the first place, can often maintain peak stock performance after 5 years without any cleaning even though the innards would look quite nasty.
    With laptops though, especially thin-yet-powerful model, the fan has to work pretty hard just to keep things cool brand new, it is quickly affected by clogged vent/dirty fans.

    I think that laptop buyers could benefit from the review commenting on whether a laptop has easy access to the innards (maybe on a simple scale of easy, medium, hard) because it is rarely a touted feature even when it's there.

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