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Gigabyte Sabre Series

Gigabyte Sabre 15-K v8Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ, Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.495kg, 2.5kg, 2.8kg
Price: 1000, 1500, 1600, 1700 euro
Average Score: 78.39% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 58%, display: 70%
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 80%

 

Gigabyte Sabre 15K-DE022T

These days gaming notebooks tend to bounce between over the top designs and actual take home units with the Gigabyte Sabre 15K falling towards the latter category. While the Gigabyte Sabre 15K is squarely aimed at budget users there is absolutely nothing budget about it when it comes to gaming notebooks. Starting with its design Gigabyte has chosen to go down the slim and subtle design. Its thin matte aluminium chassis sure looks and feels premium to the touch. Spec-wise the Gigabyte Sabre 15K offers some decent hardware with its Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16 GB of RAM and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti graphics unit which should able to handle most games on high settings. Because of Gigabyte’s GPU choice this actually makes the Sabre 15K very affordable. Going along to its display the Sabre 15K is equipped with a FHD IPS panel which allows for a wider viewing angle while still delivering a vibrant viewing experience, it still makes one wonder whether the budget title attached to it holds water since usually manufacturers would resort to choosing a cheaper TN panel instead. Despite it being an IPS panel, sRGB ratings are sort of mediocre at only 55%, which is not to say it’s bad if you don’t do content creation on this notebook. As for the audio department the Sabre 15K sports a standard stereo setup minus a subwoofer which really isnt bad since audio quality remains decent especially with the inclusion of Creative’s Sound Blaster Cinema 3 audio app. In terms of user input Gigabyte has made sure that it is packed with features, starting with the inclusion of a numpad and a software solution called Flexikey which allows macro recording and hotkey configuration. The keyboard is also RGB backlit and with the use of the included Flexikey software users can also adjust its color settings. While the keyboard is loaded with features the included trackpad is pretty generic apart from feeling soft and comfortable but that’s to be expected. Lastly as a special mention Gigabyte has pre-bundled a copy of XSplit Broadcaster and Gamecaster for gamers out there who frequently stream. Overall, Gigabyte was able to balance which features to cut and which features to bolster without taking away from the whole experience which is good considering their experience in the market. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Gigabyte Sabre 15K-DE022TNotebook: Gigabyte Sabre 15K-DE022T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

90% Gigabyte Sabre 15 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
With an RRP of $1,899, the Sabre 15 manages to undercut its competition by about $200 for a near identical setup, which is an exciting prospect for a price-conscious market. A battery life of 2 hours and 53 minutes in PCMark 8’s Home battery benchmark, reasonable 86°C max CPU temperatures, acceptable-quality stereo speakers and ample connectivity options means that, at this price, we are at a loss to fault this unit.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Gigabyte Sabre 15-K review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Gigabyte Sabre 15-K is fast in applications and games, and its screen is better than the Dell Inspiron – but it doesn’t offer enough when it comes to ergonomics, storage and battery life to triumph over its key rival. Regardless, it remains a good choice if screen quality is a priority.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
Gigabyte Sabre 15K. Portátil 15,6" potente completo (1166 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/28/2017
Review Gigabyte Sabre 15 P45W – Laptop Gaming GTX 1060 Paling Bersahaja
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/26/2018
Review Gigabyte Sabre 15 – BOM Yang Disiapkan Dengan Sempurna
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; comfortable keyboard; attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2017

 

Gigabyte Sabre 15G

Specifications

Gigabyte Sabre 15GNotebook: Gigabyte Sabre 15G
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.495kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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78.9% Gigabyte Sabre 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Great gaming for under $1000. Gigabyte has introduced one of its best entry-level gaming laptops that start at less than a grand. Still, there are plenty of cut corners on this brand new Sabre series that potential buyers should be aware of.
Review: Gigabyte Sabre 15
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful hardware; large screen; nice display; good connectivity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Portátil para juegos: Gigabyte Sabre 15G (y Sabre 15K)
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; large screen; nice display; good connectivity; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2017

 

Gigabyte SabrePro 15W-DE022T

Specifications

Gigabyte SabrePro 15W-DE022TNotebook: Gigabyte SabrePro 15W-DE022T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Average Score: 78.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

70% Gigabyte SabrePro 15 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Gigabyte joins a crowded field of 1080p resolution, GeForce GTX 1060-based gaming laptops with a 15.6-inch model boasting 2mm of keyboard travel and an understated design. Is this the ideal productivity/gaming doubleheader?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Gigabyte SabrePro 15 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Gigabyte SabrePro 15 delivers an appealing mix of mid-range and higher-end components and manages to offer features we once considered exclusive to pricer units. As a bonus, the SabrePro 15 not only includes faster PCIe SSD storage but also packs an HDD that’s bigger than anything else in the price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Gigabyte SabrePro 15 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Gigabyte SabrePro 15 has a good design, excellent performance for the price and a high-quality screen. Its main draw, though, is that it’s sensibly priced and has a decent warranty. The look isn’t too exciting, battery life is limited and heat management is less than perfect. However, the great performance and good display make it a good-value gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Mehr als nur ein Gaming-Notebook
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2017
Gigabyte SabrePro 15 Notebook mit Zockerqualitäten
Source: Gameswelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2017
63% Gigabyte SabrePro 15
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 63%
Gigabyte Sabrepro 15, Review Y Unboxing
Source: Game IT Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; great built quality; nice gaming performance; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2018
Gigabyte Sabre 15 et 17: de nouveaux P4G pour étendre la gamme
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; large screen; nice connectivity; long battery life; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2018
Review Gigabyte Sabre 15 Core i5: Laptop Gaming Murah dengan Keyboard RGB
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Good price; decent processor; nice performance; excellent display; backlit keys; good connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2017

 

Gigabyte Sabre 17K-CF1

Specifications

Gigabyte Sabre 17K-CF1Notebook: Gigabyte Sabre 17K-CF1
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Average Score: 77.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Gigabyte Sabre 17A Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Gigabyte may have been promoting the heck out of its Aorus premium brand of gaming products, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten the rest of us. At this year’s Computex, it unveiled the brand new range of Sabre gaming laptops, aiming to deliver affordable gaming laptops for those of us who don’t have thick wallets. The Sabre 17 is the first to come across our testbench, and while it’s great value for a 17-incher, you’re going to have to make compromises if you want to play the latest and greatest.As mentioned, it’s a rather large gaming machine, dominated by the 17.3-inch display. It’s a beautiful IPS panel that is razor sharp despite being just 1920 x 1080p, though only supports the basic 60Hz refresh rate and no sign of G-Synch. Gigabyte has gone for an extremely subtle overall design – it’s basically straight lines and pure black all the way.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/02/2017
80% Gigabyte Sabre 17 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Overall, The new Sabre series from Gigabyte looks set to deliver solid performance at a great price point, giving the mid-range gamer even more options to choose from.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Gigabyte Sabre 17 laptop
Source: PC Authority English
Overall, The new Sabre series from Gigabyte looks set to deliver solid performance at a great price point, giving the mid-range gamer even more options to choose from.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
GIGABYTE Sabre 17
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; solid workmanship; decent hardware; good connectivity. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2017
72% Test Gigabyte Sabre 17 : Un Pc Portable Haut De Gamme Pour Le Gaming. Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60%

 

Gigabyte Sabre 17W-DE022T

Specifications

Gigabyte Sabre 17W-DE022TNotebook: Gigabyte Sabre 17W-DE022T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Gigabyte Sabre 17 GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: eTeknix English
Equipped with the Intel Core i7 7700HQ, this laptop will give you no problems in general day-to-day tasks. Whether it be photoshop, Word or general internet browsing this will handle it all without breaking a sweat. The Nvidia 1060 also gives you the power to start playing once work is finished.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2018
Mobile Gamingmaschine
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2018

 

Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8

Specifications

Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8Notebook: Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 6144 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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

 

Gigabyte Sabre 15-K v8

Specifications

Gigabyte Sabre 15-K v8Notebook: Gigabyte Sabre 15-K v8
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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Gigabyte Sabre 15-K v8. Portátil 15,6" gaming potente con pantalla de 120 Hz (1359 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2019

 

Comment

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 1050 Ti (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.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 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.  

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

2.495 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.8 kg:

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


78.39%: 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, 2017-07-29 (Update: 2017-07-29)