Gigabyte P57Wv5 review


Gigabyte P57Wv5 review

Although Gigabyte may be more renowned for its range of desktop motherboards and graphics cards, it has more recently become deservedly well-known for its variety of gaming-focused laptops.


Following up from the notable Gigabyte P55K V4 we looked at last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer brought a new selection of gaming laptops to CES 2016, the pick of which may well be the 17.3-inch Gigabyte P57Wv5.


Although it may not be quite as slim, light, or pack quite the graphical processing power of the top-end Gigabyte P37X, the P57W has more than enough to chew through any game you might throw at it. Under the hood, a speedy combination of the latest Intel Core i7-6700HQ Skylake processor and Nvidia GTX 970M graphics rivals most desktop gaming rigs for power.


While it is not as thin as the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, or as quite as trendy as the Alienware 17, the Gigabyte P57W makes for an enticing package that – on paper at least – strikes an even balance of price and performance.


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10 notebooks, 2-in-1s and convertibles perfect for Windows 10




Windows 10 is finally upon us, and while every manufacturer worth their salt is about to launch a fleet of new laptops into the market especially designed for Microsoft’s latest operating system, some have already been revealed.


Of course, there are also a variety of laptops on the market that may not come with Windows 10 straight out of the box, but will receive the upgrade in due course. They may be missing dedicated keyboard shortcuts, ultra-sensitive Cortana-compatible microphones and other little extras, but they’ll still run the latest incarnation of the world’s most popular operating system almost as soon as it’s available, thanks to the upgrade program Microsoft is offering.


Click through the gallery to see which notebooks, 2-in-1s and convertibles we’re recommending for your latest mobile computing upgrade.


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