Gigabyte Sabre 15-W8 is a mid-size gaming laptop that comes with an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, mid-range graphics card. With reasonable pricing, it’s an alternative if you’re looking for a laptop that has enough performance you need for playing any graphics demanding games.
The device boasts an Intel Core i7-8750H, a powerful hexa-core processor with a base frequency of 2.2 GHz. The processor’s frequency can go as high as 4.1 GHz with Turbo Boost technology. It features 9 MB of Level 3 cache, Hyper Threading technology, and an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630. As for chipset, it uses Mobile Intel HM370 Express Chipset.
This Gigabyte gaming machine has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory. It supports dual storage system where you can have a 2.5-inch HDD and an M.2 SSD inside. The system memory uses DDR4 technology at 2400MHz. It has two memory slots supporting up to 32GB. As for cooling system, it brings Supra-Cool technology with copper heat pipes and dual fans for CPU and GPU.
A 15.6 inches Full HD display is on this laptop. With 120Hz 3ms refresh rate, NTSC 94% Color Gamut, and wide viewing angle, it will give you stunning visuals while playing your favorite games. For extended view, you can connect up to three external displays. The keyboard has full-sized chiclet keys and it supports colorful, customizable 16.8M colors backlight. It’s also possible to create macros for each keys. As for audio, it features dual 2W speakers with Sound Blaster Cinema 5 technology.
There are plenty of ports on the Sabre 15-W8. It has four unique USB ports consisting of a USB 2.0 Type A port, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A port, a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A port, and a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port. Other ports include an HDMI 2.0 with HDCP2.2, a mini DisplayPort 1.3, a mini DisplayPort 1.2, an RJ45 LAN port, a DC-in jack, a microphone-in jack, and a headphone-out jack. There is also a multi-format 6-in-1 card reader.
As connectivity speed is an important thing for gaming, it’s equipped with 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac. It also has Bluetooth V5.0 for wireless syncing with other nearby devices. To compensate the power-consuming discrete-class GPU, it comes with a Lithium-ion 6-cell, 5500mAh, 62Wh battery and a power adapter rated at 180W. It has pretty good dimensions for a gaming laptop of 378 x 267 x 29.9 mm, with a weight of 2.5 kg.
Gigabyte Sabre 15-W8 Specifications
Windows 10 Pro
Intel Core i7-8750H (6 cores, 12 threads, 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB L3 cache)
Mobile Intel HM370 Express Chipset
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
120Hz 3ms refresh rate, NTSC 94% Color Gamut, Wide Viewing Angle
Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory
1 x 2.5-inch HDD slot
1 x M.2 SSD slot (Type 2280, NVMe PCIe X4 & SATA support)
8GB/16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Two memory slots
Maximum memory: 32GB
Dual 2W speakers, dual array microphones
Sound Blaster™ Cinema 5
Inputs & Controls
Full-sized chiclet keyboard (2.0 mm key travel, 16.7 million colors RGB Backlit)
Touchpad with multi-touch control
1 x USB 2.0 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type C)
1 x HDMI 2.0 with HDCP2.2
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.3
1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x DC-in jack
1 x microphone-in
1 x headphone-out
6-in-1 card reader(SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/RS MMC)
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
Lithium-ion 6-cell, 5500mAh, 62Wh battery
Dimensions and Weight
Width: 378 mm (14.8 inches)
Depth: 267 mm (10.5 inches)
Height: 29.9 mm (1.1 inches)
Weight: 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
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Implements TPM by CPU, supports Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)