Gigabyte P57W Price, Review

Talking about gaming computers has never been an easy task because it’s a very broad topic and choosing such computer requires a lot of time, research, and knowledge. Newer and newer models come out all the time and a great example of a good gaming computer that has a nice price and a great potential in it is the new Gigabyte P57W.

Gigabyte P57W front

Gigabyte P57W – Design Appearance:

The laptop’s appearance has been quite controversial. People are saying that there aren’t enough “special visual effects” as there are on other gaming computers. Although, it has a few orange-colored details on it and cool aluminum and plastic chassis that look very well-made. Its screen is 17 inches and unlike other 17-inch laptops, the Gigabyte P57W’s whole body has the total weight of just 6.4 pounds. Compared to the Asus G752 that weighs 8.8 pounds, for example, the Gigabyte laptop is pretty lightweight. Now, not only is the screen big, but it has a wide color gamut and accurate colors as well. The sound system is also on a very upgraded level. The lows and highs could use some more depth, but you can hear very well fine details like footsteps, for example. Also, while gaming, people usually use headphones, so the limited depth shouldn’t be that much of a problem. Now, everybody has been talking about the untraditional Blu-ray drive placement that is in the middle of the device’s lower lip, but many people it handy. Of course, one may press it accidentally while using the laptop, but overall, it gives off more space for ports and makes the sides of the laptop better looking.

Gigabyte P57W side

Gigabyte P57W – Specifications:

Talking about ports, it has an SD card reader, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, three regular USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, an HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and surprisingly, a VGA connector as well. On the inside of the Gigabyte P57W, we can find the Windows 10 operating system, a 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, RAM memory of 16GB and a 250GB hard drive, combined with a secondary hard drive with the size of 1TB. Even if you were playing a game like League of Legends, for example, had 2 browsers with multiple tabs open and were downloading a movie or a game, all at the same time, you’d still be able to get the full experience off all of them without even a hint of a slowdown. Also, the computer comes with a GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB of vRAM, which makes the games runs smooth. But for how long? Well, you can do heavy internet browsing on a full-brightness screen for about 6 hours and a full charge takes about 2 – 2.5 hours.

Gigabyte P57W rear

Gigabyte P57W – Price:

The new Gigabyte P57W computer’s pricing starts at 1399$ (price for the US), which is definitely not a lot of money, considering what it has to offer and also comparing it to the prices of other computers with similar configurations. So, we can definitely call the Gigabyte P57W a very good and powerful budget gaming computer.