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Gigabyte P57W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Gigabyte P57W. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and sound.

performance, screen, battery, portability, design

keyboard, durability, sound, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Gigabyte P57W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Gigabyte P57W Notebook Review

 

Gaming scion. With the P57W, Gigabyte presents a high-end notebook in 17-inch format, which brings various modern features and technologies. Apart from a replaceable drive bay, the manual fan control stands out. Do rivals have to prepare for strong...

replaceable drive bay ; always cool palm rest ; decent battery life ; keyboard with backlight ; graphics switch ; good IPS display ; SSD / HDD combo ; slim case ; handy tools ; USB 3.1 Type C ; high performance

quite sensitive surfaces ; Clickpad yields heavily ; modest speakers ; only 3 GB of VRAM ; unstable lid

At a first glance, you could think the Gigabyte P57W was a bigger variant of the P55W v5. This impression is actually true in most aspects, but there are some adaptations. For example, the 17-incher scores points with a better interface layout and...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Gigabyte P57W Review

 

Announced at CES 2016, Gigabyte's 17.3-inch P57W is a thin-and-light gaming powerhouse, with Intel's latest Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 970M graphics.

Very good gaming performance ; Gorgeous IPS display ; Hot-swappable upgrade bay ; Excellent battery life ; Good cooling system

All plastic build ; Display lacks Nvidia G-Sync support ; Keyboard could use more feedback ; Only two RAM slots

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : John Burek (computershopper.com)

Gigabyte P57W Review and Ratings

 

Gigabyte's under-an-inch GTX 970 gaming laptop delivers lots of CPU and GPU horsepower for the money, with a sprawling 17-inch IPS screen and a subdued design. Only some keyboard issues keep it from stardom.

Thin for a 17-inch laptop with high-powered graphics ; Low-glare IPS screen with blue-light filtering ; Swappable module lets you install a third storage drive ; Copious connectivity and display-out options ; Sleek body, with subtle design details

Key backlighting is faint, limited to two levels ; Arrow keys and numpad not set apart from rest of key layout ; More keyboard flex than we'd like ; No G-Sync support

There's a lot of competition in this space—17-inch gaming laptops—these days, and $1,699 is no impulse buy for a laptop, not by a long shot. So why should this Gigabyte model claim your money, versus other gaming-focused models in the mid-$1,000s zone?

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ben Stinson (techradar.com)

Gigabyte P57Wv5 review

 

A large portion of portable gaming power

Fantastic performance ; Ample connectivity ; Accurate IPS screen ; Good looks

All-plastic body ; Overly sensitive trackpad ; Bizarre DVD drive positioning

A sturdy and large gaming laptop, the Gigabyte P57W can crunch through the latest titles thanks to its Nvidia 970M and nippy SSD.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good machine, but poor parts

 

If the 1TB drive didn't die shortly after arrival, I'd probably be happy with this laptop. However I'd also suggest you consider the ASUS Predator. It's bigger and heavier, but has greater room for expansion (4 RAM bays rather than 2, and can handle an...

The P57W is a nice balance of size, performance, and battery life for a gaming laptop. - It's lighter and thinner than the ASUS Predator, has better battery life than the MSI GE72 series, and matches or outperforms both when it comes to gaming. - The...

- First of all, the 1TB magnetic drive in my laptop failed within hours of it being turned on, making loud clicking noises well known to those who have seen drive death. - The trackpad is flimsy. Like everyone else who's written a review about the...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

This review is incomplete - potential mistake, potential SSD bait and switch - will update review

 

It looks good.

Everything on the product description would lead you to believe it has a PCIe SSD that will be faster than any current SATA SSD. First bootup was slower than my desktop running a Samsung 850 EVO - I was suspicious and checked the device manager - sure...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte P57W

 

Great performance for a decent price.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:75.81
Battery capacity (Watt hours):75.81
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:180

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-6700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

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 AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
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):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4
Height:0.98
Weight:6.39
Width:16.6