Gigabyte P35X v5
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P35X v5
This looks familiar… Gigabyte hasn’t wasted any time reworking their P35X, now suffixed with “v5” so as to indicate that this is merely an iterative update. Given that, can the conservative revisions to the $2,300 P35X v5 preserve its relevance in the gaming market?
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
The P35Xv5 scored 80% in the sRGB test, which means colours are reasonably accurate. It’s by no means a professionally calibrated display, so if you’re a photo or video editor who requires colour accuracy then you might want to give this one a miss – but it’s definitely good enough for most uses. Overall I’m impressed by the display quality. Watching movies, playing games and browsing the web all look great on the P35Xv5.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Probably not. The design of the P35Xv5 is both it’s selling point and Achilles heel. Yes, it’s relatively thin and light, but looks-wise it's dull, it's poorly made – and if you’d just spent £1,600 on a new notebook then I can guarantee that you'd be disappointed on seeing the P35Xv5 for the first time. However, beneath all the cheap plastic is a solid gaming notebook with an excellent screen. Opting for the top-end 980M alongside the Skylake i7 and 16GB DDR4 RAM provides great performance, and you’ll have no trouble maintaining 60fps in modern games at Full HD.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 55% emissions: 70%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The Gigabyte P35X v5 looks the part of an unassuming 15-inch laptop with a thin chassis, but underneath all its plainness is one of the most powerful gaming machines we've reviewed thus far. Having a full 8GB of video RAM on Nvidia's top end mobile graphics chip shows just how close we are to 4K gaming on a mobile platform. And when you don't need all the high-resolution detail, this machine can absolutely destroy games at lower settings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
As Intel’s CPUs let even gaming beasts like the Gigabyte P35X v5 creep into battery life territory that almost makes them viable as roving productivity machines, every big of extra portability becomes more valuable. Sure enough, this is one of the most portable machines to feature a GTX 980M graphics card. The problem is that if being able to lug the Gigabyte P35X V5 around conveniently isn’t a major concern, this wouldn't be our top pick. Performance is great, the screen is fine and there are plenty of connections. But fairly noisy fans and better touchpad/keyboard combos available from Alienware and Asus make it drop down our most-wanted list a little way. Still, if portability and sober looks appeal, it deserves a place on your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Hexus Archive.org version
Been waiting for a 15.6in gaming laptop packing an Intel Skylake processorand all the usual bells and whistles? The wait could be over. Gigabyte's P35X v5, priced at a jaw-dropping £1,700, touts a quad-core chip from Intel's latest-generation stable and marries together 16GB of DDR4 memory, an ultra-fast 256GB NVMe SSD and powerful GeForce GTX 980M graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2015
Model: The Gigabyte P35X v5 is a laptop designed for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. The design of the laptop looks formal with a simple and black paint job and anodized aluminum covering the keyboard deck and screen. The Microsoft Windows 10 Professional system features a 2.6 GHz to 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM, 8 GB or 16 GB DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to the 32 GB, a 256 GB SDD and a 1 TB HDD for storage. For energy-saving, the laptop supports Nvidia's Optimus technology. The 15.6-inch IPS LCD either features Full HD or Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution. The display delivers crisp and vibrant colors, wide viewing angles and good details.
In addition, the laptop comes with keyboard with backlight. An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the backlight in order to making typing easier in low light conditions and in the dark. The connectivity includes a USB 3.1 port, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a mini DisplayPort, RJ-45, a microphone/headphone audio combo jack and an SD card reader. The user can choose between an optional Blu-ray Rewritable Drive and a Super Multi DVD RW. The laptop weighs 2.3 kg and its battery life can last up to 3:31 hours based on PC Mark 8.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:
Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Gigabyte: Gigabyte Technology is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer founded in 1986, best known for its motherboards and graphics cards. Gigabyte offers a wide range of products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, monitors, systems and components. Gigabyte's laptops offer gaming and creative features on the go. Gigabyte monitors offer 4K Pro Gaming.
72.4%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.