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Gigabyte P55 V4

Specifications

Gigabyte P55 V4
Gigabyte P55 V4 (P55 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3072 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 5010 MHz, 348.1, Manual switch
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, 11-11-11-28
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips, ID: LGD040E, Name: 156WF4, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM97
Storage
Lite-On LMT-128L9M, 128 GB 
, Secondary: 1 TB HGST HTS721010A9E630 HDD
Soundcard
Intel 9-series Chipset
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1x 3.5 mm headphones, 1x 3.5 mm microphone, Card Reader: SD reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-N 7265 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ8G2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 380 x 269 ( = 1.34 x 14.96 x 10.59 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 5400 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2 Watt stereo, Doby Digital Plus Home Theater, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, User's Manual, Drivers and Windows DVDs, Screen wipe, SmartManger v3, Smart Switch, XSplit Gamecaster, CyberLink PowerDVD 10,SmartUpdate, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.72 kg ( = 95.95 oz / 6 pounds), Power Supply: 680 g ( = 23.99 oz / 1.5 pounds)
Price
1260 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.53% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 90%, features: 62%, display: 87% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P55 V4

82.1% Gigabyte P55W V4 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
A much needed refresh. Gigabyte's newest redesign throws Broadwell into the mix for some impressive results. Find out why the P55 is one of our favorite notebooks to come from Gigabyte thus far.
80% Gigabyte P55K V4 review
Source: Techradar English
Gigabyte's P55K V4 covers all the bases a gamer might look for if they don't want to be tied to a desktop PC. A good quality full HD screen driven by a powerful CPU and GPU combo make it a great contender to more expensive alternatives like the HP Omen, and it is considerably better value than the Acer V15 Nitro. The styling may not be to everyone's taste, and the chunky plastic body could have been blessed with a few more premium touches, but the matte finish and orange accents certainly help it stand out from some of the more boring alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Intel’s Broadwell mobile quad-core processor finally emerges in this Gigabyte gaming laptop
Source: Tech Advisor English
We had issues with the Gigabyte P55 V4's underperforming display and keyboard and trackpad don’t meet quality for the price but this laptop is assuredly fast for gaming and other applications.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
90% Gigabyte P55W-BWNE
Source: Comp Reviews English
If you are looking for a 15-inch gaming laptop with a solid level of performance for today's PC games, the Gigabyte P55W offers a very satisfying experience. Pricing is also great considering the CPU, graphics and display they provide. The system is not without its issues though. The heat and noise generated by it may be distracting for some and the USB ports make peripheral attachment quite annoying at times.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Gigabyte P55W
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
Hmm. Well, let’s start from the good part – the Gigabyte P55W-BW1 nails it in terms of performance and main features. Very good 3D performance for the price with a Broadwell I7, Nvidia GTX 970M. Good feature set including a good 1080P IPS display (but low brightness), SSD + HDD, 16GB RAM (ExcaliberPC), very good keyboard and low noise under light load.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2015

Foreign Reviews

Gigabyte P55W v4 mit Core i7-5700HQ und GTX 970M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2015

Comment

Model: The Gigabyte P55 has always been one of the major gaming laptops around. The V4 model comes with a Broadwell CPU. Alike its predecessors the exterior is from plastic, but it looks as stylish as it can get and makes the entire unit one of the lightest gaming notebooks. The built quality is quite good with the shell being firm enough. The P55 V4 comes with orange stripes on its sides, which doesn't look serious for professional use in a business meeting for instance. The touchpad seems to be smooth enough but could be bigger.

The 15.6" LG LP156WF4-SPK1 display uses IPS technology and features Full-HD resolution. However, its brightness seems to be a little too low for outdoor usage. Furthermore, the built-in speakers are not suitable for a gaming laptop. Under the hood there are a Broadwell i7 processor clocked at 2.7 Ghz - 3.5 GHz, an Nvidia GTX 970M with 3 GB DDR5 memory, 16 GB of RAM, and a combination of 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD for OS and storage. The hardware is a pretty serious configuration. However, the P55 has some flaws, which are its non-ac WiFi card and high CPU and GPU temperatures. In addition, it lacks an USB 3.1 port. The Gigabyte P55 V4 is a good gaming laptop, but the higher price is hardly justified in view of the many competitors out there and the lack of a newer USB 3.1 port.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest 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.  


5700HQ: Broadwell-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5600 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.72 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).


80.53%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-07-14 (Update: 2015-07-14)