Gigabyte G5

Gigabyte G5

Gigabyte G5

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.3
GENERAL USE: Good7.1/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.3/10
BATTERY: Poor5.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.9/10
SIZE: 15.6"








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Pros
  • Has high-refresh-rate display
  • Supports Nvidia RTX graphics
  • Features backlit keyboard with numeric pad
  • Offers multiple USB-C ports
  • Good for 3D and machine learning tasks
Cons
  • Modest battery life
  • Heavier compared to ultraportables
  • Not touchscreen enabled
  • No Thunderbolt or USB4 ports

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
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 G5, with its moderate battery life and substantial weight, presents limitations in portability, potentially impacting users who require mobility. However, it's equipped with a capable CPU and adequate RAM for general use tasks, supplemented by a good quality screen, ensuring satisfactory day-to-day performance.
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.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
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.
Software Development:
3.6
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.
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
$800
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.4'' x 0.89''
Weight
4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-12500H
Graphics
RTX 4060 (75 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh

SCREEN

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

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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7.4/10
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
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | April 2023
"The Gigabyte G5 KE is a midrange gaming laptop that checks most boxes. Gigabyte makes good use of the Core i5-12500H and RTX 3060 Laptop GPU combo, and we find no untoward issues with overall performance. The dual-fan quad-heatpipe cooling arrangement does well to ensure that the underlying hardware doesn't throttle under load. That being said, the display is below par when compared to 2023 standards, especially when competing devices."

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