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Gigabyte G5 15" Gaming Laptop (RTX 30 Series, 2021)

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Product Overview

The 2021 Gigabyte G5 is an affordable 15.6-inch gaming laptop powered by 10th-gen Intel Core CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. It sports a FHD IPS display with 240Hz refresh rate and 72% coverage of the NTSC color space.
As a bulkier model, the Gigabyte G5 comes with half the battery size of the 2021 AORUS 15G and AERO 15, de-prioritizing portability.
Nevertheless, the 2021 Gigabyte G5 features a 15-zone RGB backlit keyboard and a unique 2.5-inch HDD bay.
As part of a new series slotted below the AORUS and AERO models, the G5 is unveiled alongside the Intel-powered G7 and AMD-powered A5 and A7 at CES 2021.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • NVMe SSD
Cons
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • High power consumption under load

What external reviewers found***

Ext 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • High-quality case
  • 144 Hz refresh rate
Cons
  • High temperatures under load
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 1x USB 2.0 + 1x HDMI 2.0 + 1x mini DisplayPort 1.4 + 1x Audio combo + 1x Microphone + 1x SD + 1x RJ45 (1Gbps)
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0 LE

Construction

Battery | Capacity
48.96 Wh
Camera | Front
HD
Speakers
2‎x 2W Speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
258 mm / 10.15 inch
Size | Height
27.9 mm / 1.09 inch
Size | Width
361 mm / 14.21 inch
Weight
2.2 kg / 4.85 lbs

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Display Diagonal
15.6 inch
Display Type
IPS, matte
Gamut
72% NTSC
Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Audio
Nahimic 3 3D Audio for Gamers
Chipset
Mobile Intel HM470 Express
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB
Keyboard Backlight
1‎5 Full Area Colored RGB Backlit Keyboard
Operating System
Windows 10
Processor
Up to 1‎0th Gen Intel Core i5-10500H or i7-10870H
Security
Firmware-based TPM, supports Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT)

Performance

Memory | Capacity
Max 64GB (2x DIMMs)
Memory | Type
DDR4 2933MHz
Power Supply
180 W
Storage
2x M.2 SSD 2280 (1x NVMe + 1x NVMe/SATA) + 1x 2.5" HDD

Production

Debut
2021-01-13 (CES 2021)
Made In
Taiwan

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Gigabyte G5 KC can run modern games smoothly and at high detail levels. Even in demanding games, the frame rates are always above 60 fps as long as the game is played in Full HD resolution. The built-in GeForce RTX 3060 doesn't make use of the maximum possible TGP, but it also delivers good results.
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Pros
  • High-quality case
  • 144 Hz refresh rate
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • High temperatures under load

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Gigabyte G5 KC in review: Upgradeable gaming laptop. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Gigabyte-G5-KC-in-review-Upgradeable-gaming-laptop.557926.0.html. 2021-09-02. Retrieved 2021-09-04.

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