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Gigabyte P55W

Gigabyte P55W
alaScore 88

58 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Gigabyte P55W. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and durability are overall positive. The price and design also get good views, but some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Gigabyte P55W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (

Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review


Quintessential v7. Gigabyte's new gaming machine is aimed at players who want as much power per Euro as possible and are willing to make compromises in the configuration for this. Compared with the predecessor, the P55W v7 can primarily boast with a...

impeccably built, solid-looking casing ; relatively long battery life ; a lot of (gaming) bang for the buck ; good input devices ; USB 3.1 Gen.2 Type-C ; IPS panel ; no PWM

occasional fan whistling/coil whining at higher speeds ; plastic casing with sensitive surfaces ; unfavorable interface positioning ; comparatively slow SSD ; response times not ideal ; no Thunderbolt 3

Gigabyte has again made cutbacks in the right places and sends an overall decent gaming laptop into the race with the P55W v7. Omitting features, such as Thunderbolt 3 and G-Sync, makes it possible for buyers to save a few hundred Euros - and this...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Wall (

Gigabyte P55W v6 Review


This 15.6-inch powerhouse is one of the most affordable “VR ready” rigs on the market. With a starting price of only $1,400 this notebook offers strong performance, a beautiful display and a quality keyboard.

Attractive design ; Beautiful display ; Responsive keyboard ; Strong performance ; Relatively affordable

Attractive design ; Beautiful display ; Responsive keyboard ; Strong performance ; Relatively affordable

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (

Gigabyte P55W v5 Notebook Review


Enduring. There are no obvious performance gains in Gigabyte's gaming laptop when compared with the predecessor. However, the new Skylake processor leads to a considerably better battery life. Furthermore, a fast NVMe SSD is also on board.

matte Full HD IPS panel, decent keyboard, NVMe SSD + 2.5 inch hard drive, user-friendly maintenance, long battery life, USB 3.1

3 GB VRAM only, casing and lid could be stiffer, fingerprint susceptible surfaces

Gigabyte's P55W v5 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop. The installed Core i7 processor provides enough computing power for all common application scenarios. The GeForce GTX 970M renders all up-to-date games smoothly. A lightning-fast NVMe SSD ensures a...

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

Gigabyte P55W


Gigabyte may be best known for desktop components such as graphics cards and motherboards, but the Taiwanese firm has a strong focus on mobile computing as well, most particularly with gaming laptops.

Upper-to-mid range mobile gaming performance ; Not particularly bulky, heavy ; Runs quietly

Small SSD in this configuration ; 16GB memory would be a good option

The Gigabyte P55W is solid gaming laptop that offers superb performance for an attractive price.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (

Gigabyte P55W v5 review


Tiger stripes on a gaming laptop that roars

Decent power ; Tactile keyboard ; Good battery life ; Plenty of ports

Slightly chunky ; Heavier than other 15-inch laptops ; Pedestrian design

The P55W squeezes plenty of gaming power into a 15-inch chassis and further impresses thanks to a comfortable keyboard and better-than-average battery life.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Gigabyte P55W v5 review


The Gigabyte P55W v5 is a beast of a gaming laptop, but its lacklustre display just holds it back from true greatness

Jun, 2016

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GIGABYTE P55W v6 Review


In the spotlight is GIGABYTE's P55W v6; a gaming notebook bearing the new NVIDIA GTX 1060 and a whole host of other great hardware including the Intel Skylake Core i7-6700HQ.

Sep, 2016

Best Value

Expert review by : Bennett Ring (

Review: Gigabyte delivers amazing performance on a budget with the P55W v5


The mid-range gaming laptop market is a tricky place for a product to be positioned...

It might not be a huge step up from the last version, but the use of Intel’s new Skylake CPU is a welcome inclusion indeed.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Piece of garbage throttling


Bought this last July while looking for a new place to stay so wanted a portable option, not expecting Gigabyte to offer any kind of return/swap at this point. I upgraded my desktop quite soon after moving into a new place so now the laptop just sits...

-Cheap -Taught me a lesson, no more gaming laptops, will stick to desktops.

Runs hot, not enough cooling. Constant throttling, runs worse than the desktop it replaced. The touchpad/cursor started jumping around like I was having seizures.

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Garbage computer


Would not reccomend, great price but the quality shows it.

Great graphics when working Gigabyte has awesome customer support Warranty is decent

The graphics card is already failing after being used for 6 months The laptop drops the wireless connection for w/e reason quite often WASD keys are sometimes unresponsive Laptop doesn't come out of sleep mode when the computer is closed and then opened

May, 2016