Gigabyte P17F R5

Gigabyte P17F R5 is an entry-level big gaming laptop. It comes with a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ, a powerful processor with a base frequency of 2.6GHz and maximum Turbo frequency of 3.5GHz. The Skylake processor has 6MB of L3 cache and Intel HD Graphics 530. Equipped with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M with 2GB of GDDR5 dedicated graphics memory, it should be pretty good to run most graphics demanding games. It supports triple storage system, with a slot for 2.5-inch HDD, an M.2 SSD slot, and a swappable bay. The high-performance desktop replacement uses DDR4 memory at 2133MHz with maximum capacity of 16GB.

Gigabyte P15F R5

A large 17.3-inch matte display with Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution gives you stunning visuals for playing games; it provides high color gamut as well. The keyboard is equipped with 10-key numpad of course and it has a key travel distance of 2.2mm, makes it comfortable for typing. With Flexikey, you can easily create your own macros for each individual keys and external mouse. Audio is quite important for a gaming laptop. It comes with a pair of 2W speakers and Sound Blaster Cinema 2, which improves audio effects and clarity.

There are many ports, which include a microphone-in jack, an earphone-out jack, an RJ45 port, a D-Sub port, an HDMI port, two USB 3.1 ports, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, and a DC-in jack. The RJ45 port supports 10/100/1000Mbps, but the Wi-Fi adapter is still 802.11b/g/n. It has built-in Bluetooth V4.0 as well. A 9-in-1 card reader is on the front side. On the right side, there is a 12.7mm Super Multi DVD RW; you can replace it for another HDD.

The battery inside is 6-cell Li-ion with a capacity of 4200mAh. The included AC adapter is rated at 120W. Dimensions of this laptop are 413 x 272.8 x 36.4 mm, with a weight of 3.1 lbs. Therefore, it’s only suitable if you need a desktop replacement for gaming, but don’t need to bring it frequently.

Gigabyte P17F R5 Specifications

Operating System
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10

Intel Core i7-6700HQ (4 cores, 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, 6MB L3 cache)

Mobile Intel HM170 Express Chipset

17.3 inches
Full HD 1920×1080 pixels
High color gamut, matte LCD

Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 530
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics memory

Triple-Storage System
2.5-inch HDD
M.2 SSD (type 2280, NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA supports)
Swappable bay

System Memory
Up to 16GB DDR4 2133MHz

Optical Drive
12.7mm Super Multi DVD RW

Dual 2W speakers
Sound Blaster Cinema 2

Inputs & Controls
Full-sized chiclet keyboard with numpad (2.2mm key travel)
Touchpad with multi-touch support

Input/Output Ports
1 x microphone-in
1 x earphone-out
1 x RJ45
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
2 x USB 3.1
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x DC-in

9-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, Mini SD, MMC, RS MMC, MS, MS Duo, MS Pro)

10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth V4.0

HD webcam

6-cell Li-ion 4200mAh, 48.84Wh battery
120W AC adapter

Dimensions and Weight
Width: 413 mm
Depth: 272.8 mm
Height: 36.4 mm
Weight: 3.1 kg (with battery)

Security Features
Kensington Lock


Gigabyte P15F R5

Ivan Andrianto

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