GIGABYTE unleashed a new line of Skylake based laptops at CES 2016. Their flagship GIGABYTE Laptop is the new P57W and it sports some very interesting features. However there are many more models in this new line-up, and they all have something new to offer mobile gamers.
The one GIGABYTE laptop that is getting all the attention is the P57W. This 17.3" form factor laptop features a 6th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 970M GPU, and support for DDR4 RAM. The P57W also features a whole host of storage options, with support for M.2 PCIe SSD storage, USB 3.1 Type-C connections, and a swappable bay for an HDD/ODD for additional storage or multimedia purposes. The big selling point of this laptop as a gaming though, is the anti-ghosting 30-key rollover keyboard. This keyboard is designed to combat unreported multiple key presses, or "ghosted" keys, while you're in the midst of a game. If 17.3" is too big for your britches, a similarly spec'd model can be found in the 15" P55W. It just looses the anti-ghosting keyboard.
If you're looking for the fastest GPU you can find in a mobile form factor, and 4K resolution, the 17" P37X and 15" P35X might be more to your liking. These two units feature GeForce GTX 970M graphics chips with 8GB VRAM and a UHD 3840x2160 IPS display. They also feature the same swappable HDD/ODD bay as the P55W/P57W. In the input department, the P37X has a dedicated Macro Key combined with the Macro Hub. You'll probably be able to guess that this feature allows you to create your own macros for complex in-game actions.
Also included in this announcement is a 14" Ultrabook class laptop that contains within it a GTX 970M, and a more affordable 15" and 17" model. You can check out more info in the press release below.
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GIGABYTE introduces the all-new P57 laptop along with its full Skylake lineup at CES 2016
The highly anticipated GIGABYTE Skylake laptop lineup was announced at the CES 2016 exhibition including the all-new P57 and its exciting new anti-ghosting 30-key rollover keyboard, as well as its swappable bay. GIGABYTE offers a variety of options based on preference while providing GTX graphics, the latest 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, and industry leading Skylake features: M.2 PCIe SSD storage with PCI-Express 3.0 x4, providing a read speed of 2000 MB/s; long-anticipated DDR4 memory, providing faster frequency at a lower power demand; USB 3.1 with Type-C connection redefining the standard for data transfer and I/O connectivity. And finally, upgraded HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, that allows 4K display output at a 60Hz refresh rate, providing a massive upgrade in the user experience. The entire GIGABYTE gaming laptop range now includes a 3-month premium license of XSplit Gamecaster for each laptop, giving users the ability to share their games with the world.
The 17" P57W: Superior Performance and All-new Features
The P57W is the latest addition to the GIGABYTE lineup, with a powerful GTX 970M and the latest 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, it provides stunning visuals on its 17.3" Full HD IPS display. Along with the latest features (DDR4 memory, M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.1 Type-C.), to better the user experience the P57 incorporates an anti-ghosting 30-key rollover keyboard to prevent ghost key presses to occur during use. The all-new 30-key rollover anti-ghost keyboard is designed specifically to combat unreported key presses or "ghosted" keys. The new design now allows simultaneous multiple key presses without fear of keys not being reported. The P57 also provides flexible storage with a swappable bay for an HDD/ODD for additional storage or multimedia purposes.
* P57K with GTX 965M GDDR5 2GB is also available.
The 15" P55W: Class-leading Performance GTX 970M with a Futuristic, Subtle Design
The pure gaming elements and passionate design of the P55W, such as a 15" Full HD wide view display, a powerful GTX 970M, and 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor provide the trifecta for the ultimate gaming experience. It contains massive dual-storage, up to 2TB HDD and 512G M.2 SSD, now upgraded to the latest PCIe SSD storage and a Blu-ray rewritable drive, supporting high quality video playback. It also provides a full-sized chiclet backlit keyboard with 2.2mm key travel that grants outstanding response and superior user comfort.
* P55K with GTX 965M GDDR5 2GB is also available.
The 17" P37X & 15" P35X: Extreme Performance Meets Astonishing 4K Display
The 17" and 15" laptops remain popular among gamers, and the P37X and P35X are no exception with their ultimate performance while retaining a super slim and lightweight design. Containing the most powerful GTX 980M graphics Processor along with 8GB VRAM, the P37X and the P35X are now ready for the highest power-demanding games and resource heavy applications. Combined with a True 4K UHD 3840x2160 IPS display (optional), the P37X and P35X deliver an astonishing visual experience for both work and play. The swappable ODD/HDD bay adds for more flexibility and extra convenience. While the exclusive Macro Key and Macro Hub functions on P37 allow for easy macro creation that simplifies complex actions and key combinations into the pressing of a single button.
* P37W & P35W with GTX 970M GDDR5 6GB are also available.
The 14" P34W: Uncompromised Performance and Mobility
Powerful yet portable, the thinnest 14" gaming laptop, the P34W, has a 3K QHD 2560x1440 display (optional) that delivers perfect and vivid colors for an enhanced gameplay experience. Under the hood includes the latest 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor technology as well as the powerful GTX 970M graphics, all contained in an Ultrabook-like chassis. The dual-storage design enables the P34 to hold up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD plus a 2TB HDD in total. Included in the P34W is a 3-month premium license of XSplit Gamecaster, which allows gamers to stream games like a pro.
* P34K (GTX 965M), P34G (GTX 960M), and P34F (GTX 950M) are also available.
The 17" P17F & 15" P15F - Highly Affordable, High Performance
GIGABYTE mainstream gaming line up caters to gamers on a budget with the P15F and P17F feature GTX 950M gaming graphics and the latest 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor. The matte FHD display with wide viewing angle delivers crisp and clear images. For immersive gaming experience, the SBX Surround technology from Sound Blaster™ Cinema 2 simulates 7.1 surround sound. Flexible storage is also possible with swappable HDD/ODD bay and next-gen M.2 SSD for fast storage. The full-sized chiclet keyboard with numeric keys provides responsive typing experience for long-hour operation in comfort and style.
* All specifications are subject to change without prior notifications.
GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to "Upgrade Your Life" with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.com for more information.