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CES 2016 | Gigabyte reveals new gaming notebook and Skylake updates

real newcomer: the 17 inch P57W gaming notebook from Gigabyte.
real newcomer: the 17 inch P57W gaming notebook from Gigabyte.
Apart from a number of known devices with new Skylake hardware, Gigabyte also reveals a new model: The P57W is an upper class gaming notebook in 17 inch format, which wants to attract gamers with a special keyboard.

Admittedly, most information, which Gigabyte has given the CES attendees, has already been no longer secrets for a while. The Skylake updates of the gaming notebooks P55W and P34W (15 and 14 inch, respectively, GTX 970M) as well as the P37X and P35X (17 and 15 inch, respectively, GTX 980M) can already be pre-ordered in regional online shop since several days. The Taiwanese appear to be late with their updates compared to the competitors, anyway – and the announcements were overdue in fact.

However, Gigabyte revealed something really new with the P57W. It is not only a bigger variant of the P55W, although the main features (Core i7, GTX970M) appear similar. An essential difference is for example the new "anti-ghosting keyboard": It is supposed to ensure that each and every key press or key combination of the user is accurately detected. Moreover, the P57W features a swappable drive bay for easy replacement of drives, which resembles the Thinkpad Ultrabays.

Although the press release does not inform about the release date, the online shop Alternate lists January as delivery period for the already listed P34W or P35X. Btw. the Skylake variants of the notebooks carry the suffix "v5" - Broadwell systems ("v4") are still available for the time being. We are already eager to scrutinize the one or other update.


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Oliver Moebel, 2016-01- 7 (Update: 2016-01- 7)