Gigabyte A5

Gigabyte A5

Gigabyte A5

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Gigabyte A5 offers solid performance with its AMD Ryzen 5 processor and Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card, making it an excellent option for gaming and engineering applications. It has a reasonably sized 15.6-inch IPS display with a high refresh rate for smooth visuals. However, at 4.68 pounds, it's a bit heavy, affecting its portability, and its battery life is on the shorter side, which may limit use on the go. It comes at a lower midrange price, offering good value if high portability and long battery life aren't critical. The device also includes ample connectivity options, a backlit keyboard with a number pad, and is pre-installed with Windows 11 Home. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen processor
  • Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics
  • Decent battery life
  • High-refresh 15.6 inch display
  • Has Ethernet port
Cons
  • Average build quality
  • Limited portability
  • Moderate screen brightness
  • Mixed colorspace coverage

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.3
The Gigabyte A5's efficient AMD Ryzen 5 processor combined with a robust Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU provides the necessary horsepower for demanding engineering and design tasks. However, while the screen quality is adequate for such tasks, you may find the laptop a bit bulky and heavy for frequent travel, and the operating noise above average, which could be distracting in quiet environments.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.1
The Gigabyte A5 stands out for general use due to its capable AMD Ryzen processor and 16GB of RAM, facilitating smooth multitasking and responsive performance. Its high-quality IPS display offers clear and vibrant visuals, although its moderate weight and average battery life suggest limited portability for on-the-go usage.
Gaming & AI:
4.1
The Gigabyte A5's impressive gaming and 3D performance is primarily due to its robust Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card, paired with a high screen refresh rate of 144Hz which ensures smoother visuals and better responsiveness during fast-paced scenes.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
4.0
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$830
Release Date
February 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.2'' x 1''
Weight
4.68 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
Graphics
RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
49 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
281 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
15 Color LED
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Florian Glaser | September 2022
"Ignoring price, the Gigabyte A5 has a hard time against the similarly fast competition. Besides the loud noise in 3D mode (performance mode), the high temperature development of the components should be mentioned on the downside. Despite the relatively thick case, the laptop gets very warm and loud under load, which does not exactly speak for the cooling system. The plastic surfaces look rather cheap and also tend to rattle. In most other disciplines - be it the input devices, the screen, the connectivity or the battery runtime - the Gigabyte laptop does not stand out from the crowd, neither positively nor negatively. However, those who primarily pay attention to the price-performance ratio will get a pretty good offer with the Gigabyte A5."

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