Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P56XT
A wild ride. After the successful Aero 15, Gigabyte has now provided us with another 15-inch notebook aimed at the gaming and multimedia sector. The P56XT is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1070. Will this configuration be enough for pole position? We shall find out in our detailed review. Update: Higher rating thanks to second test model
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
The Gigabyte P56XT has a lot of good things going for it. This desktop replacement has the gaming performance to match its similarly-priced competition, namely the Alienware 15 R3, and a unique feature set. One of its biggest selling points is its per-key RGB backlit keyboard, something that’s still uncommon on gaming notebooks. The P56XT also features a swappable optical drive bay, which you can use to fit a second 2.5-inch storage drive. In total, this notebook can accommodate up to four storage drives (two M.2 SSDs and two 2.5-inch drives). We couldn’t find a competitor that offered more storage expansion capability.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2017
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
Like other laptops with Nvidia's GTX 1070 rather than 1080 graphics, the Gigabyte P56XT is iffy for gaming at UHD rather than full HD resolution, but a solid choice for work at 4K and play at 1080p.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Hardwareheaven Archive.org version
The latest Gigabyte machine has good benchmark pace and its newer processor and faster SSD help it sneak ahead of the Medion when it comes to real-world performance, but that’s the only area where this machine takes a convincing lead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2017
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
The Gigabyte P56XT is a little quicker than its HP rival, and it’s solidly built – but it has a few issues. With a screen and battery life that are both middling, average ergonomics and heat issues, the HP offers a larger and superior device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: eTeknix Archive.org version
Obviously quite tricky to provide you with a comparison for this system. It’s the first we’ve tested using our revised and improved benchmarking suite. Of course, the numbers do speak for themselves, and it’s not hard to see that the P56XT is a powerful notebook that’s sure to fit your gaming needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2017
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2017
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile: Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Gigabyte: Gigabyte Technology is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer founded in 1986, best known for its motherboards and graphics cards. Gigabyte offers a wide range of products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, monitors, systems and components. Gigabyte's laptops offer gaming and creative features on the go. Gigabyte monitors offer 4K Pro Gaming.
74.27%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.