Gigabyte launches 16-inch G6 budget gaming laptop with Intel Raptor Lake CPUs and up to an Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU
Gigabyte is updating its G-series line of budget gaming laptops with the G6 model designed specifically for students and casual gamers. Highlights for the new G6 include 13th gen and 12 gen Intel processors coupled with Nvidia’s RTX 4000 GPUs, plus an improved display.
Speaking of the display, the G6 features an IPS panel with slim bezels and 1920x1200 resolution, and, instead of the 144 Hz refresh rate that comes standard with all the other G-series models launched in the past few years, Gigabyte is now slightly upping the specs with a 165 Hz solution.
The chassis appears to be similar to the one on the G5 model launched earlier this year. Under the hood, Gigabyte also added the latest Windforce cooling system with two 59-blade fans, 4 heat pipes and 4 exhaust vents. The system weighs ~2.3 kg and the touchpad is also 59% larger compared to the G5 one.
As far as specs go, Gigabyte only mentions that the processor options go up to the i7 tier with 12 cores and 16 threads for the 13th gen Raptor Lake SKUs. On the GPU side, Gigabyte offers up to an RTX 4060 dGPU. Hopefully, Gigabyte does not limit the TGP to 75 W like on the G5 models. RAM and storage specs are not specified, but we can expect at least DDR5-4800 and PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage.
Port selection is surprisingly robust for a budget laptop as it comes with dual USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connectors and a microSD card reader. There are also 1x USB-A 3.1 and 1x USB 2.0 connectors, separate audio jacks for mic and headphones, HDMI and miniDP video outs and a GbE jack. For wireless connectivity, the G6 integrates a Wi-Fi 6E card.
Pricing and availability info is unavailable for now. Based on the current G5 prices, a 13th gen i7 with RTX 4060, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD should not cross the US$1,000 threshold.