Gigabyte P55W v6
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Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P55W v6
Focused on the essentials. Gigabyte's newest version of ttheir P55W hasn't really changed that much. While the predecessor used a GeForce GTX 970M, the new model is equipped with a GTX 1060 - and that's a very noticeable difference.
The biggest knock you could levy against the Gigabyte P55W v6 is that it’s relatively weak against its peers. But that’s comparing the laptop against some of the most powerful mobile devices on the market. As can be seen from the benchmark scores and strong in-game testing the P55W v6 is still a very powerful machine, capable of running most apps with ease.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
By this notebook adopting understated aesthetics, those who prefer a simplistic and discreet theme will favour the design which has been implemented. It’s quite unusual to see a gaming notebook lack an aggressive, bulky approach and also see an absence of flashy LEDs. Although the design does look classy, the construction of P55W V6 bears lots of plastic – including the lid. We’d like to have seen some brushed metal being used on such a product.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2016
Source: Laptop Mag
When it comes to gaming laptops, most of us are living under pretty solid budget constraints that dictate what kind of specs we can expect. However, Gigabyte's P55W v6 is a prime example showing that you don't have to break the bank to get a good gaming notebook. For $1,599, you get a VR-ready system that delivers very good frame rates and can multitask like a champ.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2016
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice screen; backlit keyboard; good autonomy. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2016
Model: The Gigabyte P55W v6 is a mid-range VR-ready gaming laptop equipped with decent hardware specification. It features a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GDDR5 6 GB with support of Nvidia's Optimus Technology. The RAM of the laptop is upgradable to a maximum of 32 GB as is the case in many gaming laptops these days. As for storage, the Gigabyte P55W v6 supports dual storage system. It features a 2.5-inch hard disk drive slot and an M.2 Type 2280 SSD slot. Storage supplied for the laptop is a 256 GB SSD and a 1000 GB HDD with 7200 rpm. The hybrid hard drive storage system ensures both faster boot up from the SSD and large storage size from the conventional hard disk drive.
The display of the laptop is an anti-glare 15.6" Full HD IPS LCD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. With its anti-glare coating, it is very much usable in bright conditions, but doesn't give the 3D like image that a glass coating will provide. The quality matte black finish of the laptop looks solid and simple. It is a little different from the usual gaming laptops featuring bold designs. The Gigabyte P55W v6 is equipped with a full-sized backlit keyboard, which creates comfortable and responsive typing experience for long hour usage. It features a 2.2 mm key travel, which makes typing very effortless.
The battery of the Gigabyte P55W v6 is a Li-ion 6-cell battery with a capacity of 5400mAh. It also features a fan tweak function to adjust the fan speed of quiet, normal or gaming mode. This is a good feature to balance between system stability and needs for tranquillity while gaming. There are two speakers with two watts built into the laptop for audio output. To deliver even better audio experience, Dolby Digital Plus delivers surround sound with their surround virtualizer. The Gigabyte P55W v6 measures at 379.71 x 269.38 x 26.8~34 mm and weighs at around 2.6 kg. It features a Super Multi DVD-RW drive, which is an extra feature these days as many laptops do not include any kind of optical drive. As for connectivity, it supports WiFi 802.11ac (a/b/g/n compatible), Bluetooth v4.1 and 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LAN. The input and output ports include USB, HDMI and Ethernet. The Gigabyte P55W v6 certainly is a good gaming laptop made in anticipation for the upcoming VR gaming technology.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
15-16 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.
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).
73.87%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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