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Gigabyte P37X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Gigabyte P37X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The screen and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the image quality and size, and reviews about the keyboard and reliability are different.

performance, portability, screen, design, durability

price, battery, energy, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte P37X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Gigabyte P37X v5 Notebook Review


Hot laptop. Gigabyte refreshes its thin 17.3-inch gaming notebook and equips it with a modern Skylake CPU. The cooling does, however, have problems with the fast components and the processor in particular warms up quite a bit.

very thin and light ; aluminum chassis with sturdy base unit ; manual fan control via preloaded software (Smart Manager) ; modern ports with NVMe, HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.1 Type-C ; up to four storage devices (2x M.2, 1x SATA III, 1x SATA ODD) ; three video...

very high case and CPU temperatures under heavy load ; battery is only charged when the device is turned on ; slight throttling in extreme scenarios ; system noise could be lower while idling ; heavily reduced performance on battery power ;...

Despite the update, our verdict for the Gigabyte P37X v5 is similar to the pre-predecessor P37X v3 that already provided plenty of performance. The cooling was unfortunately not really improved, because the processor gets very hot and also has to...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Gigabyte P37X Notebook Review


Thin is in. How thin of a laptop can you fit a GTX 980M? The Gigabyte P37 is the thinnest 17.3-inch notebook with the Nvidia GPU and we find out if there are any performance consequences that may entail.

Thinnest and lightest 17.3-inch notebook with GTX 980M GPU, 4x storage bays (2x mSATA, 1x SATA III, 1x SATA ODD) and RAID 0, 3x video-out ports, Excellent performance, High quality matte 1080p IPS panel, Bright backlight, Two-year global warranty,...

High surface temperatures, Loud under load, Non-removable battery, Inconsistent CPU Turbo Boost, Average battery life, Uninspiring chassis, No higher resolution display options, Awkward touchpad and mouse inputs, CPU and GPU not upgradeable, Display...

Why invest in a thicker gaming notebook when a much thinner and lighter one delivers roughly the same performance? The Gigabyte P37X makes no significant sacrifices to hardware or quality for its slimmed-down profile. The aluminum base is solid with...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

Gigabyte P37X v6


The basic-black Gigabyte P37X v6 may not look like a traditional gaming laptop, but it performs like one—while packing a lot of storage and a 4K screen.

Strong performance and battery life. Plentiful storage. Good selection of ports and additional hardware. Thin and light for a gaming laptop.

Other laptops offer slightly better performance for less. Design might be too conservative for some gamers. Finicky Power and mouse buttons. So-so speakers.

Conclusions Whether the Gigabyte P37x v6 is right for you depends on what type of gamer you are. If you can live without external bells and whistles, if you crave a 4K display, and if you like the idea of above-average portability and battery life,...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Gigabyte P37X v5 Review


Looks can be deceiving. On the outside, the Gigabyte P37X v5 (reviewed at $2,399; starting at $2,099) looks like your average all-purpose laptop. But beneath those unassuming looks lies the specs of a bona fide gaming notebook. Equipped with a Core i7...

Solid overall and graphic performance; Lightweight for a desktop replacement; Beautiful 4K display; Speedy file transfers; Swappable bay

Gets quite hot during gaming; Shallow, uncomfortable keyboard; Below-average battery life ; Flat and distant audio; Loud fans

The Gigabyte P37X v5 offers the power of a gaming laptop and the beauty of a 4K display in a slim, relatively lightweight chassis.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Wall (

Gigabyte P37x V4 Review


This unassuming 17.3-inch powerhouse packs a fifth generation Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX 980M GPU in a sleek 6.2 pound package. The Gigabyte P37x v4 isn't perfect, but it delivers the goods.

Strong performance ; Portable ; Solid audio quality

Weird keyboard/touchpad alignment ; Color contrast isn’t as crisp as competitors ; Fan is noisy

The Gigabyte P37x v4 has a few flaws compared to other gaming notebooks, but the machine’s upsides easily outweigh them. The keyboard’s off center placement is a bit awkward, the fan is noisy and the matte display doesn’t quite offer the same color...

Nov, 2015

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Gigabyte P37X


High-end gaming on the go isn't cheap, but if you're going to shell out more than $2,000, you should expect something extraordinary. The Gigabyte P37X ($2,200) has fantastic specs and a streamlined design, and puts very little between you and your...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (

Gigabyte P37X Review


Powerful GPU and CPU; Great overall performance; Runs most games at peak settings

Screen not as colorful as competition; Speakers sound muddy; Uncomfortable, off-center keyboard

The Gigabyte P37X offers a svelte design for a 17-inch gaming laptop and great performance, but its display and audio hold it back.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (

Gigabyte P37X v6 Review and Ratings


Gigabyte's sober-looking "Pascal" 17-incher is all-business on the outside, but a PC-gaming party animal under the lid. It delivers good value, GTX 1070 gaming muscle, and even some unexpected battery life.

Very good "Pascal" gaming performance ; Solid construction ; Beautiful 4K display ; Swappable optical drive ; Dedicated macro keys for gaming ; Good battery life

So-so touch pad ; Fan whine can be intrusive ; 4K display resolution too high for gaming with a GTX 1070 ; No support for G-Sync

The Gigabyte P37X v6 does an admirable job of rounding the bases. It’s impressively thin and light for a 17.3-inch notebook, yet manages to pack enough power to play any of today’s top titles with high details and high resolution settings.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Alexander Quejado (

Gigabyte P37X v4 Gaming Notebook Review


Gigabyte's P37X v4 gaming notebook sports a Broadwell-based processor, GeForce GTX 980M graphics and an impressive tiered storage subsystem.

Build quality, swappable optical drive/hard drive bay, thin dimensions, gaming and productivity performance, price

Susceptible to fingerprints, poorly placed components (speakers, backlight, and trackpad), fan noise

The Gigabyte P37X v4 offers the performance of a i7-5700HQ and a GTX 980M in an impressively sleek and thin body. Thermals have improved over the previous P34W v3, but the cooling solution is still loud under load. No other laptops in this class offer...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (

Gigabyte P37X Review and Ratings


This 6.2-pound gaming laptop packs excellent performance in an unusually thin package, along with class-leading battery life.

Beautiful, non-reflective display ; Excellent gaming performance ; Very good battery life for a gaming notebook ; Relatively slim and light design

Loud cooling fans ; Mediocre touch pad ; 1080p resolution feels dated

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 150 / 3


Battery Capacity:75.8 / 75.81
Battery capacity (Watt hours):75.8 / 75.81
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:11.1


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:200


CUDA cores:1536
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA 3D Vision: Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612 / 0x191B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 5600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Mouse included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:200


Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87 / Intel HM97
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87 / Intel HM97
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i7-4720HQ / i7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i7-4720HQ / i7-5700HQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1364 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0 / G0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78934 / 87716 / 88967
Processor code:SR1Q8 / SR2BP / SR2FQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:5.95 / 6.17