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Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8

Specifications

Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8
Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8 (Sabre Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
, + 1TB HDD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 29.9 x 4185 x 288.7 ( = 1.18 x 164.76 x 11.37 in)
Battery
62 Wh, 5500 mAh Lithium-Ion, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8

Gigabyte Sabre first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Sabre 15 and Sabre 17 don’t have the killer specs of competing, more expensive gaming notebooks, but they have a lot of potential. If Intel’s Optane storage tech works as hoped, they could be fantastic value for money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2018

Foreign Reviews

Attraktives Gaming-Notebook mit Grafik-Drosselung
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2018

Comment

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. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » 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.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » 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.
2.8 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).


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-08-28 (Update: 2018-08-28)