The combination of hardware has little trouble ploughing through the latest games at a native 1080p resolution...
Been waiting for a 15.6in gaming laptop packing an Intel Skylake processor and all the usual bells and whistles? The wait could be over.
Gigabyte's P35X v5, priced at a jaw-dropping £1,700, touts a quad-core chip from Intel's latest-generation stable and marries together 16GB of DDR4 memory, an ultra-fast 256GB NVMe SSD and powerful GeForce GTX 980M graphics.
This combination of hardware should have little trouble ploughing through the latest games at a native 1080p resolution, and does so in a sleek-looking package that has the power and presentation to double as a daily workhorse.
But this is a gaming laptop and that means there are caveats in tow. The keyboard isn't the best, the display would have been nicer with G-Sync, fan noise is an issue and some of the pre-loaded software needs to be uninstalled. These are trade-offs that gaming enthusiasts may be willing to accept, and if it's all-out performance you're after, few 15.6in machines offer the thrills and spills of Gigabyte's P35X v5.
Sleek for a gaming laptop
Quad-core Intel Skylake CPU
Powerful GTX 980M graphics
Ultra-fast NVMe PCIe storage
Ample connectivity options
IPS display is good but not great
Fan noise is still a problem
Pre-loaded software is irksome
Gigabyte P35X v5
The Gigabyte P35X v5 gaming laptop is available to order from Overclockers UK.
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