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Gigabyte P37X v5

Specifications

Gigabyte P37X v5
Gigabyte P37X v5
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M - 8192 MB, Core: 1038 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 354.35, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2133, Dual-Channel, 2of 2 Slots occupied, up to 32 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469), IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e, 256 GB 
, + HGST HTS721010A9E630, 1 TB HDD @ 7200 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 Headphones, 1 Microphone, Card Reader: SD up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8G2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 417 x 287 ( = 0.91 x 16.42 x 11.3 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 1.5 Watts (Dolby Digital Plus Theater), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Accessories: HDD cage for optical drive, 200-Watt PSU, warranty information, quick-start guide, cleaning cloth, Software: Adobe Reader XI, CyberLink PowerDVD 12, MS Office 365 (Trial), several manufacturer tools, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.92 kg ( = 103 oz / 6.44 pounds), Power Supply: 700 g ( = 24.69 oz / 1.54 pounds)
Price
2600 Euro

 

Average Score: 70.93% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 94%, features: 62%, display: 87% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P37X v5

83.7% Gigabyte P37X v5 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Hot laptop. Gigabyte refreshes its thin 17.3-inch gaming notebook and equips it with a modern Skylake CPU. The cooling does, however, have problems with the fast components and the processor in particular warms up quite a bit.
GIGABYTE P37X V5 Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Tweaktown English
At just below the $2000 mark, the P37X v5 has a lot of competition in the high-end gaming notebook market. GIGABYTE is taking aim at the competition by trying to slim down the notebook while not cutting down performance, something that is very difficult to achieve. Compared to competitors in the same price range with GTX 980M graphics and Core i7 CPUs, the P37X v5 offers a higher resolution screen and weighs in almost a few pounds lighter in some cases. GIGABYTE has done well with the P37X v5; the performance was excellent, thermals were tolerable, and the fan noise was not excruciating. Overall, I was impressed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/16/2016
60% Gigabyte P37X v5
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gigabyte P37X v5 is good, but not great. For $2,399, the Gigabyte P37X v5 delivers all of the high-end components you'd expect from a premium gaming laptop in a slim, understated chassis. The 4K display is a joy to behold, and the Nvidia GPU and Intel Core i7 processor deliver solid performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Gigabyte P37X v5 review
Source: Techradar English
Not a lot has changed since last year's take on the form, but the Gigabyte P37X v5 remains a good pick if you want an altogether slimmer, less aggressive-looking gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Ein heißes aber schlankes High-End-Notebook
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2016
60% Test : Gigabyte P37X v5, ce PC gaming puissant chauffe et rugit bien trop fort
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Test: Gigabyte P37 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M v tenkém a pevném 17" těle
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Solid metal construction; high performance in a slim design; comfortable keyboard; silent cooling system. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2016

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.92 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Gigabyte: GIGABYTE Technology is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. Established in 1986, its major customers include custom boutique PC manufacturers such as Alienware. Secondary lines in the company's product portfolio include complete PCs, laptops, optical drives, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, cooling components, mobile phones and high end mobile phone products (PDA phone, TV phone etc.), networking equipment, power supplies, and a line of barebone mid and full sized ATX computer cases. Gigabyte laptop reviews are rare and the global laptop market share low.

In the notebook sector, Gigabyte is a medium player and does not belong to the Top 10 manufacturers globally. There are many reviews on Gigabyte laptops with average ratings, but there are only few reviews on Gigabyte tablets. Gigabyte does not play a role in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


70.93%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-18 (Update: 2016-02-18)