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Gigabyte P55W v6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Gigabyte P55W v6. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The durability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the sound. Comments about the battery and screen are different.

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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 v6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Gigabyte P55W v6 Gaming Laptop Review

 

We take a look at Gigabyte's new P55W v6 gaming laptop, refreshed to include the new Nvidia GTX1060 graphics.

GTX1060 Graphics ; Dual Storage ; Good value for money

Only Full HD display ; Poor gaming battery life and capped at 30FPS

With the old 9 series mobile GPUs you had to spend a huge sum of money to get a laptop that would play the latest games on maximum settings and even then with the GTX980M you occasionally had to sacrifice the top settings to get a decent frame rate....

Expert review by : Oliver Moebel (notebookcheck.net)

Gigabyte P55W v6 Notebook Review

 

Focused on the essentials. Gigabyte's newest version of ttheir P55W hasn't really changed that much. While the predecessor used a GeForce GTX 970M, the new model is equipped with a GTX 1060 - and that's a very noticeable difference.

gaming performance is great for the money ; good input devices ; long battery life

display lacks contrast ; SSD is fairly slow ; noisy under load

The various editions of the Gigabyte P55W always managed to hit the sweet spot between performance and price - and version 6 is fortunately no different. The change from the GeForce GTX 970 to a GTX 1060 results in a 50 % increase in 3D performance,...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

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

Weak audio ; Runs Hot

The biggest knock you could levy against the Gigabyte P55W v6 is that it’s relatively weak against its peers. But that’s comparing the laptop against some of the most powerful mobile devices on the market. As can be seen from the benchmark scores and...

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:5400
Battery capacity (Watt hours):63
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Orange
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black / Black, Orange
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA 3D Vision:Y / Yes
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE / 4.2 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
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
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7300HQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
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 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 97185 / I7-6700HQ
Processor code:SR2FQ
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.9 / 269.4
Height :2.68
Height (front):2.68
Height (rear):3.4
Weight:2.5 / 2.6
Width:379.7 / 38