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Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8. 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. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. There are some mixed opinions about the performance. Some have doubts about the design and durability.

screen, battery, usability

size, durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Gigabyte Sabre 17-W8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Christian Hintze (notebookcheck.net)

Gigabyte Sabre 17 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

 

Double-edged sword Gigabyte's big 17-inch Sabre starts out with a lot of promise: The combination of a powerful new hexa core processor and a GTX 1060 should give rise to a full-fledged desktop replacement with plenty of gaming power. Can the Sabre 17...

2x miniDP + HDMI ; bright display with fast reaction times ; good processor ; cool and quiet under load ; energy use and battery life

relatively big ; weak WLAN performance ; TN panel, brightness distribution, colors ; below average gaming performance ; very bad speakers

All in all, the Gigabyte Sabre 17 WV8 is a good desktop replacement that can handle almost any task. It does a lot right, but it tails in a crucial area—gaming performance. Prospective buyers looking for a quiet, cool and comparatively energy-saving...

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:5500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):62
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD

Design

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

Display

Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display response rise/fall:3
HD type:Full HD
NTSC coverage (typical):94
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:1100
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:Various
Numeric keypad:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:180

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.10
Processor cache:9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.20
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
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® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134906
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 10

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,MiniSD,RS-MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express, Serial ATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:288.7
Height :29.9
Weight:2.8
Width:418.5