Gigabyte's Latest Laptop Comes With 4K/60Hz Output, DDR4 And USB 3.1 Type-C

The Consumer Electronics Show always provides a nice kickstart to the year when it comes to new technology, and true to form Gigabyte has come to the table with their latest line of gaming laptops.

The whole line has been refreshed with Intel's Skylake processors, but there are some other cool bells and whistles with their P57 gaming laptop that are worth paying attention to.

The P57W is the newest member of Gigabyte's roster, with a Skylake Intel i7 CPU and a 17.3-inch 1080p display. It's sporting an anti-ghosting 30-key rollover keyboard — although there's no mention of it being a mechanical keyboard — and there's the potential to output to 4K at 60hz

You'll find a 3GB NVIDIA GTX 970M under the hood, while the P57K model comes with a GTX 965M. The P57W has with DDR4 RAM running at 2133MHz, M.2 PCIe SSD storage, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, HDMI 2.0 and a swappable bay for an extra hard drive or optical drive.

All of Gigabyte's gaming laptops come with a three month premium license to the XSplit Gamecaster broadcast software, handy for those who want to get into streaming but don't have the technical know-how for less intuitive options like Open Broadcaster Software.

Here's the bullet-point breakdown, for clarity:

  • Intel i7-6700HQ (2.6Ghz-3.5Ghz) / i7-6820HK (2.7GHz-3.6GHz)
  • 17.3" 1920x1080 IPS display
  • 8GB / 16GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM (maximum of 32GB)
  • Support 3-Storage System: 1x 2.5” HDD slot, 1x M.2 SSD slots (Type 2280, supports NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA), 1x Swappable Bay
  • Blu-ray Rewritable Drive/Super Multi DVD RW
  • USB 3.0 (Type-A)*3, USB 3.1 (Type-C)*1, HDMI 2.0, D-sub, RJ45, mini DP, Mic-in, headphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • 802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
  • Bluetooth V4.1+LE
  • Li-Polymer, 75.81Wh battery
  • 180W power adapter
  • 421mm (w) x 290mm (d) x 24.9mm (h), ~2.9kg

Australian pricing isn't available as of yet. Gigabyte's P37W line, however, is selling for around $2400, while the P37X laptops with a NVIDIA GTX 980M are going for closer to $3000. It wouldn't be surprising for the P57W to be priced around the P37X mark, but when Gigabyte announces a local RRP we'll let you know.


    I really want to see some models with the GTX980 card on board (not the 'M')

      Unfortunately laptops don't have the space to contain the size of the 980, all laptops I've ever known have mobile ('M') versions for their dedicated graphics.

        Here you go;

          Thank you for pointing this out as i was not aware of this :(

          Watercooling on a mobile device screams "danger will Robinson" to me though.
          Never having gone down the watercooled rout, im still pretty confident watercooling solutions weren't meant to be tossed around and be subjected to the forces and blunt trauma that laptops cop.

          Nice. I was just brushing up on youtube and came across the 980 in another laptop:

      If you can come up with a way to fit it, i'll be impressed.

    Gaming laptop with 4k res and only 3GB of Vram?
    paying a LOT of money for something your never going to be able to use?
    Makes sense.

      its a 970M, if you're expecting playable framerates at 4k you're insane

    Is it 4K with a single display controller, or is it like many of the 4K monitors that look like two monitors internally, using DisplayPort MST?

    The MST hack for 4K needs to die: it introduces compatibility problems, and can lead to tearing right down the centre of the screen if the drivers don't get it right.

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