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Gigabyte P55W v5

Specifications

Gigabyte P55W v5
Gigabyte P55W v5 (P55 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3072 MB, Core: 924-1038 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, 192 bit interface, ForceWare 359.00 (10.18.13.5900), Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133, single-channel, two memory banks, one Bank occupied, max. 32 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF4-SPH1, IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samung SM951 MZVPV128 NVMe, 128 GB 
, SSD + HGST HTS721010A9E630 (1 TB HDD, 7200 RPM). Slots: 1x m.2 2280 & 1x 2.5 inches
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 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 1 headphone out, 1 microphone in, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-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
61 Wh, 5400 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.25 V, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply: 180 watts, software: Cyberlink PowerDVD 12, MS Office 365 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds), Power Supply: 630 g ( = 22.22 oz / 1.39 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: 65%, display: 86% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P55W v5

82% Gigabyte P55W v5 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Enduring. There are no obvious performance gains in Gigabyte's gaming laptop when compared with the predecessor. However, the new Skylake processor leads to a considerably better battery life. Furthermore, a fast NVMe SSD is also on board.
80% Gigabyte P55W v5 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
In the end, though, the Gigabyte P55W v5 does several things right. It’s a beast of a gaming laptop and its decent battery life makes it a lot more versatile than its nearest competitors. The GTX 970M might be on its last legs, but it’s still a great chip for games here and now. The only real drawbacks are the P55W’s slightly disappointing display and mediocre build quality. However, when the P57W suffers from the same problems, the cheaper P55W is definitely the better buy overall. I’d also go for the P55W over Asus’ similarly-priced ROG GL552VW, as its GTX 970M chip puts it in much better stead for future games than the ROG’s GTX 960M.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Review: Gigabyte delivers amazing performance on a budget with the P55W v5
Source: PC Authority English
It might not be a huge step up from the last version, but the use of Intel’s new Skylake CPU is a welcome inclusion indeed. Offering exceptional value for money, the P55W v5 is one of the best mid-range gaming laptops on the market… as it should be after five generations of improvement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Gigabyte P55W review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Gigabyte P55W might not look like a killer gaming laptop on the outside, but on the inside it has all the right ingredients to deliver some great performance. It will play games with ease, it offers reasonable battery life – and size-wise it's a more practical proposition than more monstrous gaming units, like the MSI GT72S Dragon Edition. While the design may be a bit stark and not terribly exciting,the P55W is far from unattractive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 70%

Comment

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.  

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.

15.6":

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.

2.6 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).


85.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-02-28 (Update: 2016-02-28)