Gigabyte SabrePro 15 Gaming Notebook
The Gigabyte SabrePro 15 is a perfect all-rounder. With a thickness of only 2.5cm and a weight of 2.5kg, it is easy to carry and can be used in normal applications for up to 4.5 hours without being plugged to the external power brick
Bluetooth - yes
Wireless LAN - yes
RJ-45 (LAN) Ports - 1x
LAN - yes
Cardreader - yes
Illuminated keyboard - yes
Touchscreen - no
Display-Panel - IPS
Dimension - 39,62 cm / 15,6 Zoll
Processor - Intel Core i7
RAM - 16 GB
Graphic chip - GeForce GTX 1060
VRAM dimension & Type - 6144 MB GDDR5
OS - Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
SSD - yes
SSD Capacity - 256 GB
Optical drive - no
HDD - yes
HDD Capacity - 2000 GB
Display Type - matt / non-glare
Resolution - Full-HD (1.920 x 1.080 Pixel)
Display connection - HDMI, mini Display Port
Webcam - 720p
Periphery Connection - USB 3.0 (2x), USB 3.1 Typ A (1x), USB 3.1 Typ C (1x)
- Sehr gute Verarbeitung
- Ansprechendes Design
- Hohe Leistung
At this year’s CES 2017, Gigabyte introduced innovations in the notebook segment folowing what other manufacturers had done. This is exactly what we want to introduce to you today. Our test is the Gigabyte SabrePro 15 Gaming Notebook.
Packaging and Accessories
The packaging of the notebook is very discreet. The notebook is shown on the front and back. The technical details of the notebook are only visible on one side.
Inside the packaging the Gigabyte SabrePro 15 is shipped with a fabric cover and well padded. This ensures that nothing is damaged during transport.
The rest of the supplied accessories are rounded off by a user manual, warranty card, driver DVD and, of course, a charging cable.
A Closer Look
After the Gigabyte SabrePro 15 has been unpacked, it immediately becomes apparent that the top side is not straight but edgy and the front side is also slightly rounded.
If you look at the side also on the top, you realize that this has also minimal edges in it, which makes it even more beautiful.
Since this is a 15.6″ notebook, one that you might want to keep as small as possible, a DVD drive was not included. Instead, an SD card slot and several USB ports were installed on both sides.
On the rear side you will find a mini Displayport, HDMI port, Ethernet port as well as DC input.
If you open the notebook, you immediately notice the keyboard: the keys all have a white border.
This white border was not chosen without reason: the keyboard comes with backlight, which can be adjusted if necessary.
On the right bottom side the name of the notebook as well as hardware details are shown. Here, too, becomes clear the specs are all high-end.
Hidden in the front are two small speakers.
The Gigabyte SabrePro 15 comes with Windows 10 64bit and some programs are preinstalled. One of the most important programs is the Control Center. The performance of the notebook can be set or controlled here. There are a total of four possibilities: Balance, Performance, Power Saving and Super Power Saving. This makes it possible to control the battery life more easily.
In the second tab, four macros buttons, which are located near the power button, can be assigned different functions.
The third tab shows the light effects. There are already four profiles available out of the box: Default, Gaming, Casual and Silent. These can, however, be extended by additional specially configured profiles.
Because the Gigabyte SabrePro was equipped with a powerful Intel i7 7700HQ with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, we wanted to test the performance of these components with some benchmarks.
Since the CPU is working on all cores at a maximum load of 2.8 Ghz, the result is slightly behind the desktop variant i7 3770 in the 2D benchmark Cinebench R15, with 614 points. If not all cores are in use, the CPU clock increases to 3.7 Ghz.
In the 3D benchmarks the notebook performs way better thanks to the adoption of the fast GTX 1060 and delibers very good results through on the whole series of tests.
The battery plays an important role for this 2.5cm thick weighing at 2.5kg. If the battery is fully charged, it will last for about 4.5 hours, as long as one is not busy with performance-intensive work.
However, if the Gigabyte SabrePro 15 is used for gaming, the battery charge is sufficient for approx. 2 hours before it is needed to plug it again into the wall socket.
The Gigabyte SabrePro 15 is a perfect all-rounder. With a thickness of only 2.5cm and a weight of 2.5kg, it is easy to carry and can be used in normal applications for up to 4.5 hours without being plugged to the external power brick. With the adoption of the Intel i7-7700HQ and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, this notebook is also ready for the latest games.
Low boot times are possible thanks to a 256GB SSD, and for it to not become too full, a 2TB large HDD was also installed, for good measure.
The only downside could be the price. Until now, Gigabyte SabrePro 15 laptops are only available with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti at a price of approximately € 1400,00, the version with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is likely to be slightly more expensive. However, if you compare the Gigabyte SaberPro 15 with equivalent notebooks, you quickly realize that this is likely to be a price-performance winner, because all other notebooks of this class cost far more!
Thanks to Gigabyte for the review sample!