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Gigabyte fields new P57 line of high-end gaming laptops

Not so long ago, the compromises that had to be made in terms of price or specifications to create a potent gaming laptop meant that not many manufacturers were eager to produce these systems. That’s finally starting to change, and it’s prompting more and more companies to get in on the action — including Taiwan’s Gigabyte.

Over the past few years, Gigabyte has fielded gaming PCs and an increasing number of specialized gaming laptops. Now, the company has detailed its P57 range, a thoroughly capable set of systems designed to meet the power and performance needs of the latest releases.

With a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM as standard, it should be clear that these systems mean business. The P57K is fitted with an Nvidia GTX 965M with 2GB of VRAM, whereas the more expensive P57W boasts a GTA 970M with 3GB of VRAM.

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Both systems feature an arresting screen that’s sure to make the most of the top-notch visuals being produced by that horsepower. A 17.3-inch full HD IPS display is the perfect companion to the quality components tucked away under the hood.

Of course, it’s not just the display that looks great — a gaming PC’s aesthetics are an important element of the overall package, and Gigabyte has shown some restraint with the P57 range, as noted by Tech Report. Some subtle orange highlights provide visual interest that’s a little more subdued than the bells and whistles of many rival systems.

Gigabyte is yet to provide official pricing on the range, but a listing for the P57W has already surfaced on NewEgg. A version of the system with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD is available for $1,499, whereas a variant with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD runs $1,699.