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Gigabyte P55W

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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The price and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

The only other main contender is the Asus Vivobook Pro N552VW , which is a fraction cheaper at around £900 and has a stunning 4K display, but only a 960M chip like its ROG counterpart. As a result, the P55W v5 still wins out when it comes to overall...

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

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...

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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

Product Specifications


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


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


Front Camera: Yes


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


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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
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:32
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
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1612
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)


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


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:37
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM97
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x4, 1x8, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-5700HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-5700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
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: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
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 Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
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): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:87716
Processor code:SR2BP
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1028 / 1128

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.4
Height (front):2.68
Height (rear):3.4