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Gigabyte P57 Series

Gigabyte P57W V7Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3kg, 3.16kg, 3.246kg, 3.412kg, 4kg
Price: 1700, 1999 USD, 2200 euro
Average Score: 75.57% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 93%, features: 69%, display: 85%
mobility: 61%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 79%

 

Gigabyte P57W

Specifications

Gigabyte P57WNotebook: Gigabyte P57W
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3072 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.16kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Average Score: 66.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

81.9% Gigabyte P57W Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Gaming scion. With the P57W, Gigabyte presents a high-end notebook in 17-inch format, which brings various modern features and technologies. Apart from a replaceable drive bay, the manual fan control stands out. Do rivals have to prepare for strong competition?
60% Gaming power on a budget
Source: PC Mag English
All in all, the Gigabyte P57W is a perfectly commendable gaming laptop. Its GTX 970M is more than capable of handling most of today’s games, and its ability to venture beyond the realms of its 1,920 x 1,080 display is a big bonus. It’s also one of more subtle-looking gaming laptops around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Gigabyte P57W-CF2 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
All in all, the Gigabyte P57W is a perfectly commendable gaming laptop. Its GTX 970M is more than capable of handling most of today’s games, and its ability to venture beyond the realms of 1,920x1,080 gives it a unique advantage over its main competition. It’s also one of the subtler gaming laptops out there, which is a welcome change after the big, bulky designs of the Acer Predator 17 and Asus ROG GL552VW.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Gigabyte P57Wv5 review
Source: Techradar English
If you would rather not be tethered to your desk and are looking for a gaming machine with a reasonable-sized screen and ample power on tap, the Gigabyte P57W delivers admirably. It's better value than the Asus ROG G752VT, and while it may not have the premium looks, the orange accents and angular design are enough of a clue to hint at the power within.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2

Gaming laptops have become a common term these days as many people are moving away from desktops to a more convenient laptop with almost similar specifications and capabilities. Besides, the gaming laptops also provide enough power for high requirement jobs like graphic processing and designing. The Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 is a mid range gaming laptop which cost lower than many gaming laptops in the market but is still equipped with enough hardware specification for proper gaming. The design of a gaming laptop tends to look fancier. This is a common case for brands like Alienware, Asus's ROG and Acer's Predator series, however, the Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 is mostly plain in black without much color or design on the appearance. When closed, it looks like a prehistoric, bulky laptop. Even with the orange stripes running on the sides, it still manages to look boring and outdated. On the other hand, this bulky look gives it a very tough feel. Its built is very tough and feels like it can hold on to some rough usage. The interesting part then, is mostly on the inside. It features a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 16 GB DDR4 RAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU and a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GDDR5 8 GB graphic card and supports Nvidia's Optimus Technology. The RAM of the laptop is upgradable to a maximum of 32 GB. As for storage, the Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 supports three different storage system. It features a 2.5” hard disk drive slot, an M.2 solid state disk slot and a swappable bay. Storage supplied for the laptop is a 256 GB SSD and a 1000 GB hard disk drive. The hybrid hard drive storage system is capable of achieving both faster boot up from the solid state disk and large storage size from the conventional hard disk drive. With the M.2 SSD, it can achieve a read speed of 2000 MB/s, which is up to 4x faster than traditional SATA SSD technology. This can greatly decrease boot up time and makes execution of programs even faster. The Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 also features a Super Multi DVD-RW drive. This is an extra feature to be able to burn and read a disc on the go. However, users can swap the drive to install another hard disk drive or solid state drive. A caddy for the installation is included. The display of the laptop is a 17.3" Full HD IPS anti-glare LCD. It is common for a gaming laptop to have a big screen to deliver a more realistic gaming environment and this certainly does the job. With anti-glare coating applied to the screen, it can prevent reflection very well, which is suitable for gamers on the go. However, images displayed on the anti-glare display will look a bit duller compared to glossy displays. The Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 is equipped with a full-sized anti-ghosting 30-key rollover backlit keyboard. The anti-ghosting keyboard is normally featured on gaming laptops to prevent that key presses are not registered when multiple keys are pressed simultaneously. This is a good feature as gamers normally press multiple keys at once. The Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 features a fan tweak function to adjust the fan speed of normal or gaming mode. This is also another good feature as laptops tend to run hot while gaming. In short, this laptop is a very good, budget friendly gaming machine. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2Notebook: Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage
 P57x V6-CF2 (Model)

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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Gigabyte P57X v6 GTX 1070 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: eTeknix English
The Gigabyte P57X v6 is based on an elegant design philosophy and neutral colour scheme. More specifically, the laptop’s matte black finish looks extremely stylish while being suitable for business meetings. This greatly enhances the product’s flexibility and allows you to enjoy the impressive horsepower for both work and leisure. Of course, a basic black coating wouldn’t appeal to those who prefer a more flamboyant appearance and Gigabyte has injected a hint of colour with two orange stripes. These attractive accents help the laptop to have its own distinctive style and evoke a sense of excitement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2016
70% Packing a GTX 1070 graphics card, this is one powerful gaming laptop
Source: PC Advisor English
The Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 is an eye-opening demo of what Nvidia’s new GPUs are capable of. If you have some money to spend, laptop gaming has never been so good. However, the Gigabyte P57x V6-CF2 has a few issues that make us hungry to see what other laptop-makers will come up with. The one serious issue is that it gets hot, and not just in areas you won’t notice. That the keyboard gets hot after a relatively short stint under pressure is a sign of flawed laptop design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80% mobility: 50%
80% Gigabyte P57X review
Source: Techradar English
The Gigabyte P57Xv6 is a solid gaming machine that focuses on providing an exemplary experience at 1080p - and beyond if you have a high-resolution monitor. It sports a classy design that's eye-catching without being over-the-top, has a smooth grippable rounded chassis and isn't too heavy to realistically carry around everywhere. If you're not fussed about features such as an aluminum chassis or 4K (or indeed high refresh rate) display, the omission of these features helps the P57Xv6 achieve gaming performance that eclipses Maxwell-based machines that you could pick up for a similar price just a few months ago. Sure, it's expensive, but this is a portable machine that's destined to dine at the table of maxed-out 1080p gaming for some time to come.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte P57X Review
Source: Gear Open English
The Gigabyte P57Xv6 is a solid gaming machine that focuses on providing an exemplary experience at 1080p – and beyond if you have a high-resolution monitor. It sports a classy design that’s eye-catching without being over-the-top, has a smooth grippable rounded chassis and isn’t too heavy to realistically carry around everywhere. If you’re not fussed about features such as an aluminum chassis or 4K (or indeed high refresh rate) display, the omission of these features helps the P57Xv6 achieve gaming performance that eclipses Maxwell-based machines that you could pick up for a similar price just a few months ago. Sure, it’s expensive, but this is a portable machine that’s destined to dine at the table of maxed-out 1080p gaming for some time to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2016
Hands On Review: GIGABYTE P57 1070 VR-Ready Laptop
Source: Unlocked Newegg English
With the GIGABYTE P57, you know exactly what you are getting. It’s a monster of a laptop, both in size, cost, and power. And it’s definitely VR ready. If you want a high end gaming laptop, don’t mind dropping a couple of grand, and have a very large computer case, the P57 won’t let you down. Especially if you replace the ODD with an SSD as soon as you get it out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2016
Gigabyte P57X und P55W
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2016

 

Gigabyte P57X v6

Specifications

Gigabyte P57X v6Notebook: Gigabyte P57X v6
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.246kg
Price: 1999 USD euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

82.6% Gigabyte P57X v6 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Plain, yet Pascal. Gigabyte hasn’t changed much in their latest refresh of the P57 series gaming machines, but the big headliner here is the introduction of newer NVIDIA Pascal architecture GPUs. With a GTX 1070 in charge, is the P57X v6 likely to turn any heads?
80% Gigabyte P57X V6 Reviewed – So-so looks, awesome performance
Source: Htxt Africa English
It may not look amazing, but the P57X's performance matches that of much more expensive gaming laptops. It's brilliant for laptop gamers who want to save a few bucks while still getting great performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte P57X v6: il notebook da gaming con GeForce GTX 1070
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; solid workmanship; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016

 

Gigabyte P57X v7

Specifications

Gigabyte P57X v7Notebook: Gigabyte P57X v7
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.412kg
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

82.3% Gigabyte P57X v7 Gaming Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Marginally improved. Not much has changed since the last Gigabyte P57X we reviewed. But with a newer Kaby Lake CPU, more RAM, and a greatly improved 4K display, is this perhaps the one to own?
70% Gigabyte P57Xv7 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gigabyte P57Xv7-KL3K3 gets a lot of things right. It's slim, light design makes it one of the few portable desktop replacements on the market. The system's QHD display is bright, accurate and plenty vivid, and thanks to its Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU, this machine can keep pace with the big boys. And I'm a big fan of swappable drives. However, for $1,999, I want better battery life and audio quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Gigabyte P57X v7-CF1 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The P57X isn't as extravagant as some rivals, but it offers huge power and bolsters its performance with a solid 4K screen and solid build quality. The keyboard and battery life are a little underwhelming, but this is a laptop with no major problems. That, and the reasonable price, makes it one of the best big gaming laptops on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
80% Gigabyte P57X v7-CF1
Source: Hardwareheaven English
The Gigabyte P57X isn’t the flashiest gaming laptop, but it trades RGB lighting and silly design elements for good performance in several key departments.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ein durchaus portables Gaming-Notebook der Oberklasse
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2017
¡CHOLLO! Gigabyte P57X v7. Portátil 17,3" gaming barato (1252 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2018

 

Gigabyte P57W V7

Specifications

Gigabyte P57W V7Notebook: Gigabyte P57W V7
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Portátil para juegos 17": Gigabyte P57W V7 [GP-K106F716-ES-002]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; excellent display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2017

 

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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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): 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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): 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.» 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.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.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4 kg:


75.57%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-14 (Update: 2016-09-14)