Just ordered this laptop a couple days ago and thankfully it hadn't shipped yet because after checking the product page I saw it was $200 cheaper. I spun up the sales chat and got them to credit me the difference. So after using the oh so popular newegg masterpass deal by checking out with masterpass and using the coupon code "MPBTS17" the grand total is $1474. It's even more awesome considering the FHD model is $50 MORE expensive.
So yeah for those who are not too aware of Gigabyte's laptops, they are very well built and have an understated non-gamey appearance. The P37 is their higher end thin and light model with anodized aluminum for the lid and deck. It's hard to see since its a matte black finish. Keyboard and trackpad are solid if unexceptional and there are even macro keys that the thin and light gaming competition lacks. has every port imaginable including a swappable DVD drive and VGA out.
Having a GTX 1070 stuffed in a body under an inch thick as well as a 4k screen on a laptop that isn't over $2k is a great package. Anyone complaining about a 4k screen need to get their heads out of the sand. If the scaling and elements are too small or blurry, then just change the resolution to 1080p. PROBLEM SOLVED. It's a perfect 2:1 resolution from one to the other after all. I'm not all that enamored by 4k either and think 1080p is perfectly suitable for a 17.3" laptop, but the reality is the 4k screens are far newer and more advanced than the FHD ones they put in gaming laptops, which ALL basically still use the same LG Philips IPS panel that's been around for the last 4-5 years that's in everything from old Asus Vivobooks and ROG laptops to the Lenovo Y700 to the Acer V17 Nitro and many more. The 4k panels (in general) have much higher color gamuts, wider viewing angles, less IPS glow, better reponse times, etc. at least when it comes to IPS models. The only negative is battery life, which shouldn't be that big a deal on a gaming laptop. The P37x does have a sizeable 75whr compared to the average 40-50whr of other 17" laptops.
Don't worry about the 6700hq skylake as its basically identical to the 7700HQ kabylake. You will probably want to remove the hard drive for a bigger SSD. If you've heard of the Aero 15, this is basically the closest thing to an Aero 17 available on the market.
Those wondering about the competition, the two closest rivals are the MSI GS73VR and the
Asus GL702VM. The GS73VR is a couple mm thinner and a little under a pound lighter (you have to remove the hard drives and optical drive to compare) but it's honestly not worth it since the build quality suffers and the lid in particular is bendy and the chassis feels rather cheap and hollow (former owner). Trackpad and speakers are also atrocious, as is the software. Most gaming laptops have terrible software but the MSI laptops stand above the rest since most reviews will tell you to completely nuke the system and install a fresh copy of windows instead of cherrypicking manual uninstallations. The GL702VM doesn't come with a GTX 1070 (the VS version doesn't count since its much thicker) and the design may not be to everyone's taste. Build quality is better than MSI but probably not Gigabyte level. And again, a 4k version with GTX 1070 of any gaming laptop is gonna be near $2k if not more.
GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5
Intel Core i7 6th Gen 6700HQ (2.60 GHz)
16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
17.3" 4K/UHD 3840 x 2160
16.42" x11.30" x 0.89" 6.17 lbs.
DVD Super Multi
1 x VGA, 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1 x HDMI
3 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C