Gigabyte P55WV4 9WP55WV43-CZ-A-001
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P55WV4 9WP55WV43-CZ-A-001
Source: Kitguru Archive.org version
Gigabyte has loaded the P55W v4 with a stack of quality hardware that should appeal to gamers who want decent performance without blowing a fortune. The CPU is Intel Broadwell Core i7-5700HW allied to 8GB of DDR3L and the graphics chip is Nvidia GTX 970M. The 15.6-inch screen is a Full HD 1920×1080 IPS panel, and when you add that lot together you’ve got all the hardware you need to play modern games at decent frame rates.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
Gigabyte finally decided to give its gaming laptops a chassis they deserve, and it was well worth it. The heat has dropped drastically (the downside being loud fan noise) and the processing power is tip-top. The P55W is a true gaming machine for real gamers, but it still has steep competition to deal with, especially coming from MSI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
Let's be honest—nobody buys a gaming laptop expecting all-day battery life. That said, the P55W's "Broadwell" foundation kept the system on the job for five hours before throwing in the towel. That's not bad for a gaming notebook, and the second most stamina of the laptops compared.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Erenumerique FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
Model: The Gigabyte P55W V4 is a gaming laptop that is suitable for budget-constrained gamers that are still keen on a device that fairs well in terms of performance. Despite being a gaming laptop, the P55W V4 managed to be more portable-friendly with its size of 14.9 x 10.6 x 1.34 inch (37.58 x 26,92 x 3,4 cm) and weight of 2.5 kg. Its overall design provides a nice solid feel. Slight orange accents run across the sides and give the model a 'pop' of personality. This P55W V4 that comes with a brilliant Full HD 15.6” (1920 x 1080) IPS wide-viewing angle display. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970M graphics adapter is bound to offer any gamers an amazing visual experience, tested with maximum settings on games like Tomb Raider and Battlefield 4.
Games with higher requirements may need to be run on lower settings, but all in all, the P55W V4 allows a smooth playing experience most of the time. Its quad-core Intel Broadwell i7 processor also provides good value for money, allowing users to undertake heavy duty activities that involve multitasking, video editing or the likes. However, its battery life and internal storage could be better. The P55W V4 only achieves 3,5 hours in a standard battery tests and its 128 GB SSD is insufficient for the installation of many high-end games. Other notable features include its resourcefully-packed chassis with four USB 3.0 ports, 8 GB of RAM and pre-installed Windows 8.1 operating system.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:
Second fastest 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.
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.
15-16 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.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
78.75%: 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.