Gigabyte SABRE 17K-KB3 is gaming laptop where a 7th generation Intel i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti are paired to produce ultimate speed and great performance. Comes with sleek black case, Gigabyte SABRE 17 is visually sturdy and stunning. And its keyboard with customizable 16.8 million colors and patterns makes it so cool.
Gigabyte SABRE 17 is armed by a 7th generation Intel i7-7700HQ processor. This is a quad-core processor with base frequency of 2.8GHz up to 3.8GHz when in turbo mode and 6MB of cache memory. Comes integrated with this processor is the video card of Intel HD Graphics 630 which features 4K support at 60 Hz, and can support as many as 3 monitors – for a total of four displays—to fulfill the needs of multitasking.
Aside of it, SABRE 17K-KB3 also utilizes a dedicated graphics are NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5-VRAM. This is an upper mainstream GPU which will enables you to play games from 2016 at high settings at the Full HD resolution. However, its performance depends a lot on the cooling performance of the laptop. Under ideal conditions, this GPU can be as fast as the desktop model performance.
To make sure the great performance when processing every tasks, SABRE 17 is also equipped with the system memory of 16 GB DDR4 RAM 2400 MHz.
This amount of RAM is certainly enough for most users and will handle easily and smoothly every tasks that thrown at it. This gaming laptop has another slot for additional RAM with a max capacity of 16GB. So, if you think the original amount of the RAM is not enough for you, and then you can expand it up to max 32GB by adding another 16 GB DDR4 RAM.
As for the storage space, there is a combo of classic HDD storage with the newer SSD storage. Yes, SABRE 17 features hybrid storage, 256 GB SSD storage and 1TB 7200 RPM HDD storage to meets various user needs. Well, you will get the experience of safety and fast loading times of SSD storage while also having the robust storage capacity of HDD storage.
As we see above, certainly Gigabyte SABRE 17K-KB3 will give an experience of powerful machine. This laptop will easily process everything of your tasks such as working with large data, working with video or image, running demanding application, running VM and many else. Also it is possible for you to play many games at the high setting smoothly.
Now, the screen display. Gigabyte SABRE 17 is equipped by a 17.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 Anti-Glare Wide Viewing Angle LCD Display. It has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and utilize IPS tech so it enable to have wide viewing angle. This panel is razor sharp but is not terribly bright so games or video feel a bit poor when there is a lot of bright ambient light.
The interface options are plenty enough to fulfill the various needs of users. Interestingly, there are 2 ports of mini DP which is rare to find at Gigabyte Sabre 17K-KB3. The available options are
• 1x USB3.1 Gen.2(Type-A)
• 1x USB3.1 Gen.2(Type-C)
• 1x USB3.1 Gen.1(Type-A)
• 1x USB2.0(Type-A)
• 1x HDMI 1.4
• 1x mini DP 1.3
• 1x mini DP 1.2
• 1x RJ45
• 1x 6-in-1 card reader (SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/RS MMC)
• 1x Headphone jack
By using the HDMI port and 2 Mini DP ports, you can connect up to 3 external displays.
While for the connectivity, the available choices are:
• 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
• 802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
• Bluetooth V4.2
The power source for Gigabyte Sabre 17K-KB3 gaming laptop is 47Wh 4200mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack. There is no explanation about how long the battery can last.
Sabre 17, as we know, is a gaming laptop which uses power-hungry components. So we can predict that this laptop doesn’t have a long-life battery. Based on the components used, I think that is surprisingly enough if the battery can last up to 3 hours.
Gigabyte Sabre 17 has a weight of 5.9 pounds. It is light enough to carry with everywhere. And it is also thin enough however since it is a 17″ laptop so this device is quite large. This is its dimensions, 16.5 x 11.4 x 1.1 inches.
For me it is still a good portable due it is still easy to bring everywhere in my backpack.
Although it is easy to carry, in my opinion, SABRE 17K-KB3 is better to be utilized as desktop replacement laptop. What limits it is the short battery life which makes it always needs to be close to AC power for recharging.
Final thought, the Gigabyte Sabre 17K-KB3 is a very good mid-range gaming laptop that offers enough performance to play modern games. This Sabre 17 also offers the great performance for your daily usage such as working with large data, working with video or image, running demanding application, running VM and many else.
The only lack is its short battery life. Actually, it doesn’t need to be complained as we know that a gaming laptop usually has a powerful machine which is power-hungry.
This is not for traveling and its best usage is for a desktop replacement laptop.
Summary of Gigabyte SABRE 17K-KB3
Gigabyte SABRE 17K-KB3 Gaming Laptop
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700HQ/Quad-Core/2.8GHz/6MB|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4 RAM 2400 MHz|
|Storage||256 GB SSD
1TB 7200 RPM HDD
|Graphics Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5-VRAM|
|Display||17.3" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS Anti-Glare Wide Viewing Angle LCD Display with ratio of 16:9|
|Interfaces||•1x USB3.1 Gen.2(Type-A)
•1x USB3.1 Gen.2(Type-C)
•1x USB3.1 Gen.1(Type-A)
•1x HDMI 1.4
•1x mini DP 1.3
•1x mini DP 1.2
•1x 6-in-1 card reader (SD/Mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/RS MMC)
•1x Headphone jack
•802.11 ac (a/b/g/n compatible)
|Battery Life||up to 3 hours|
|Dimension||16.5 x 11.4 x 1.1 inch|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||Gigabyte Sabre 17K-KB3 is a very good mid-range gaming laptop with enough performance for playing modern games. Also great for your daily usage such as working with large data, working with video or image, running demanding application, running VM and many else.|
|Cons||The only lack is its short battery life. But this is a gaming laptop.|