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Gigabyte P56XT (GTX1070) Gaming Laptop

After the successful Aero 15, Gigabyte has now provided us with another 15-inch notebook aimed at the gaming and multimedia sector. The P56XT is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1070. Will this configuration be enough for pole position?

While Gigabyte considers the Aero 15 to be an all-round device, the P56XT is clearly aimed at the gaming sector. Consequently, it has powerful components and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 can really get the integrated Full HD display going.

Check out the unboxing for the brand new P56XT gaming notebook...

The Gigabyte P56XT Full HD 15.6″ i7 GTX 1070 Gaming Laptop is available now at Currently, it’s in stock for R31,299.00 Incl VAT, which is a lot of money, but you do get a lot of performance in return for your investment. Gigabyte provides a two-year warranty on this system.

It’s not hard to see that the P56XT is a powerful notebook that’s sure to fit your gaming needs. The i7-7700HQ and the GTX 1070 are a perfect pairing for a big performance. When it came to our gaming benchmarks, the P56XT blasted through the latest games with ease and delivered frame rates well above 60FPS. This is a gaming laptop after all, and that’s without a doubt the one thing it is best at.

While it’s true this is a great gaming notebook, it’s no slouch in other areas too. The blazing fast storage performance, combined with a Quad-core CPU and fast memory go a long way. For day-to-day work tasks, browsing the web, editing images, and more, it blasts through the workload. Of course, the mobile version of the i7 isn’t as powerful as the desktop parts. This means that rendering tasks and heavy computation workloads aren’t going to blow you away. However, it’s still fast at these tasks for a notebook.

Equipped with punchy speakers and an IPS Full HD display, this is a great notebook to use for multimedia tasks and gaming. The display is crisp and offers rich colours and deep blacks. We didn’t notice any issues with backlight bleed either. While I wouldn’t be using this as my music hub blasting out music all day, enjoying a few YouTube videos or a movie while you’re chilling in the hotel after a day of meetings is certainly suitable.

The RGB keyboard is not the brightest or most outlandish on the market, but it’s still a nice addition and great for working in a darker environment. Plus the RGB aspect gives it that gaming swagger that we know many of you love. However, for all its RGB thrills and blazing gaming performance, the P56XT still looks quite understated. It’s a bit of a sleeper, in that you could take it into work, use it day to day, then go play CS: GO when the boss isn’t looking; perfect!

“The Gigabyte P56XT promises powerful gaming performance, and it certainly delivers. With the added bonus that it’ll look just as good in the office as it would for a LAN gaming night with friends.”

Excellent gaming performance
IPS display
Blazing fast M.2 storage
Good quality speakers
Reasonably quiet cooler design
Competitively priced
Smart and understated design
Surprisingly slim and light for spec/price

Keyboard lighting could be a little brighter

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