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Gigabyte P37X

Specifications

Gigabyte P37X
Gigabyte P37X (P55 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M - 8192 MB, Core: 1038 MHz, Memory: 5010 MHz, GDDR5, 344.77, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, Dual-Channel, 800 MHz, DDR3L-1600, PC3-12800, 11-11-11-28
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1, ID: LGD0469, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
2x Lite-On LMT-128L9M (RAID 0) , 256 GB 
, Secondary: 1 TB HGST HTS721010A9E630
Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8E2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.5 x 417 x 287 ( = 0.89 x 16.42 x 11.3 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 11.1 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 1.5 W stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, User's Manual, Driver CD, PowerDVD 10, ODD insert tray, SmartManager V3, MacroHub, SmartUpdate, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.95 kg ( = 104.06 oz / 6.5 pounds), Power Supply: 795 g ( = 28.04 oz / 1.75 pounds)
Price
2200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78.64% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 89%, features: 80%, display: 82% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 68%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P37X

85% Gigabyte P37X Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Thin is in. How thin of a laptop can you fit a GTX 980M? The Gigabyte P37 is the thinnest 17.3-inch notebook with the Nvidia GPU and we find out if there are any performance consequences that may entail.
80% Gigabyte P37X review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If performance is your be all and end all then the Gigabyte P37X is the laptop for you. Its top-end Nvidia GPU, wealth of storage upgrade options and stellar display make it a great gaming machine. The Gigabyte P37X is a powerhouse gaming machine ideal for high-performance fanatics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 60%
80% Gigabyte P37X
Source: Digital Versus English
What Gigabyte is offering here is an uber-thin portable gaming device, but this compactness comes at the price of excessive overheating, leading to lots of whirring fans and a noise like a hairdryer. The laptop performs excellently and can deal with any game, but this is not enough to overcome slight flaws in design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Gigabyte P37X gaming laptop review
Source: Gadget Show English
If you're after a slick, thin, large and powerful gaming laptop that's not too over the top in the looks department, Gigabyte's P37X is the machine for you, even though it's pretty pricey and chomps through battery life faster than you'll be able to finish your games. Still, with plenty of firepower, you'll be conquering your favourite games as long as there's a power plug handy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Gigabyte P37X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gigabyte P37X promises a system that can play demanding PC games on the go, and mostly delivers. While I was reviewing the P37X, I had to grapple with a lot of small irritants: an off-center keyboard, unimpressive speakers, a monitor that should have been colorful and a noisy fan. However, this system delivers excellent frame rates and performance, and ultimately, these are more important factors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Gigabyte P37X
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, if you're willing to make the sacrifices in portability that using a 17-inch laptop entails, there's a whole lot to like about the P37X. The screen is superb for gaming and multimedia editing alike, and its size makes all of those tasks more enjoyable. The keyboard is comfortable, the processor and GPU can handle the most demanding apps and games, and the battery life is better than it should be for a gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte P37X v3 gaming laptop review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Gigabyte P37X is a super-powered gaming laptop that’s a lot slimmer and a bit lighter than the rest, while still offering the same grade specs as much larger machines. It doesn’t have the juvenile style of the brasher gaming laptops, so if that’s your bag, step right up.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Review: Gigabyte P37X
Source: PC Authority English
The P37X is simultaneously massive yet tiny. In terms of the length and width, it’s a whopper thanks to the large 17.3 inch display, yet it measures a tiny 22.5mm deep. Most gaming laptops with a screen of this size tip the scales well in excess of three or four kilograms, but Gigabyte has trimmed the fat to lower the weight to just 2.7kg (add another hundred grams if you included the optical drive). This makes it surprisingly portable for such a behemoth, proving that road warriors needn’t totally compromise mobility for performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Gigabyte P37X review: built for performance, this power laptop will play any game you want
Source: PC Advisor English
The Gigabyte P37X is built for gaming speed, based on a large 17-inch display chassis but in a thinner than traditional case. With the help of the best single-chip mobile graphics processor currently on the market it can play any game you want, up to very high rendering quality. It may not stand out in style but it gets the job done, albeit at a high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Gigabyte P37X
Source: Hexus English
The P37X is Gigabyte's most ambitious gaming laptop to date. Cramming a quad-core Intel processor and Nvidia's fastest mobile GPU into a chassis that's less than 23mm thick is no small feat, yet Gigabyte has still found room for 16GB of memory, two SSDs, a hard disk and an optical drive. An impressive array of hardware for a thin gaming laptop, but inevitable compromises have been made.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2015
Gigabyte P37X
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Starting with the build quality of the P37X we have a system which immediately feels well built as we unbox it. The metal chassis feels solid and we like the minimal branding and curved edges. The parts used by Gigabyte for the key components are all from quality brands and little touches like adding in an ambient light sensor for the keyboard LEDs help elevate this aspect to a higher level.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2015
80% Gigabyte P37X v3 review: Goliath among gaming laptops
Source: Pocket Lint English
The fiddly-feeling mousepad is about the only disappointment to note. Well, that and the predictably limited battery life. Otherwise the Gigabyte P37X V3 delivers serious gaming performance and power without any of the extra weight or potentially embarrassing styling you get on some laptops that fly the gaming banner proudly.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte P37X review
Source: Techradar English
Without the kind of powerful, high-end components that come with a high-end gaming laptop like the P37X, you won't be able to play at full resolution or enjoy most up-to-date gaming titles with a constant 60 fps frame rate. It's these high-end components that quickly suck a laptop battery dry, plus they output considerable heat that requires heavy-duty cooling, not to mention driving up the cost.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

extrem flacher High-End-Gamer
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2015
Portable Gigabyte P37X
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good material; good IPS Screen; good finish; powerful hardware. Negative: Noisy; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2015

Comment

Model: The Gigabyte P37X prides on being the thinnest and lightest 17.3 inch gaming laptop at the time of this article. Design is kept simple and clean despite the gaming machine tag with the entire chassis finished in matte black. At the first glance, the Gigabyte P37X looks more like an everyday workstation and even though it could serve that purpose, it is catered to hardcore gamers. The Windows 8.1 device comes with a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4720HQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, a maximum of 16 GB of DDR3L 1600Hz RAM, a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM and various storage options ranging from a combination of HDDs to SSDs.

Display on the Gigabyte P37X is a 17.3 inch Full HD IPS LCD panel with good colors and brightness. On-board is a full-sized backlit keyboard with individual macro keys and comfortable touchpad. Other features include either a Blu-ray or DVD drive, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI out, a D-sub, a mini-Displayport and card reader. Audio is provided by two 1.5 watt speakers powered by Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre technology. The Gigabyte P37X weighs around 2.8 kg with the included Lithium-Polymer battery rated at 75.81 Wh.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

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

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.  
4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.
2.95 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).


78.64%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Gigabyte P37X v5
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ
Gigabyte P37x v4
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 5700HQ
Schenker XMG P706, Intel Core i7-6700HQ
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-02-24 (Update: 2015-02-24)