Notebookcheck

Gigabyte P57W

Specifications

Gigabyte P57W
Gigabyte P57W (P57 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3072 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 359.00, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2133, 2 of 2 slots used, max. 32 GB
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, LG Philips LP173WF4-SPF1 (LGD0469), IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Sunrise Point HM170
Storage
Lite-On IT L8T-256L9G, 256 GB 
, SSD + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630, 1000 GB HDD @7200 rpm. Slots: 1x M.2 NVMe/PCIe Typ 2280 & 1x 2.5 inch
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 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (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): 25 x 421 x 290 ( = 0.98 x 16.57 x 11.42 in)
Battery
75.81 Wh, 6830 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 (Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power adapter: 180 Watt, accessories: mounting frame for 2.5-inch drive, driver DVD, warranty card, multilingual manual, Software: Adobe Reader XI, CyberLink PowerDVD 12, MS Office 365 Trial, several manufacturer's tools, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
3.16 kg ( = 111.47 oz / 6.97 pounds), Power Supply: 638 g ( = 22.5 oz / 1.41 pounds)
Price
1700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70.48% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 62%, display: 86% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P57W

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%

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.
17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
3.16 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).


70.48%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Gigabyte P57W-CF1
GeForce GTX 970M

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

Medion Erazer X7841
GeForce GTX 970M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus G752VT-GC062T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4.3 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-791-71MG
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 3.9 kg
MSI GS72-6QE4K16H21
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 2.6 kg
Alienware 17 A17-4518
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ, 3.8 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-792-707R
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4.2 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-791-75BE
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4 kg
MSI GT72-6QD81FD
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 3.9 kg
Alienware 17 R3-A17-9911
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 3.8 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-791-75PV
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4.1 kg
Alienware 17 R3
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 3.8 kg
Asus G752VT-GC037T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4 kg
Asus G752VT-DH72
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus Strix GL502VT-FW038T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus Strix GL502VT-FY002T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Alienware 15 R2 A15-0238
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg
MSI GE62-6QF8H11 Apache Pro
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus Strix GL502VT-FY010T
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus Strix GL502VT-FY186
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-70GD
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
Gigabyte P35W v5
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Eurocom Sky M5
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Gigabyte Aero 14-W-CF2
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 14", 1.9 kg
Asus Strix GL502VT-DS74
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.491 kg
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-7925
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.52 kg
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Gigabyte > Gigabyte P57W
Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-27 (Update: 2016-04-27)