Having the ability to work from home has its perks including a certain measure of flexibility and a vastly shorter commute. There are however a few tradeoffs.
Unless you’re working for a large and fairly generous organisation, odds are you’ll likely be issued an underpowered hand-me-down laptop or worse, none at all except for a strongly worded request by management to be ‘resourceful’.
This naturally means that you’ll have to purchase one on your own but what is the best work from home laptop to buy? Well, plainly speaking, it’s the best that your budget can afford based on your needs.
If all you need is something to check emails and some word processing, you can get away with a fairly basic rig with just a modest processor and integrated graphics though gaming or anything like content creation isn’t on the cards.
If you’re looking for something a bit more versatile that can handle gaming, entertainment and work in equal measure with a fair amount of performance and value, you’ll likely appreciate what the recently released GIGABYTE G7 laptop has to offer.
Intended as a highly versatile and affordable work from home laptop, the GIGABYTE G7 features a powerful set of specifications that harness the immense capabilities and power afforded of 2nd generation RTX architectures in the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti graphics. This is complemented by the new 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake-H series processors paired with a huge 144Hz display.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg though – if you’re looking to experience and step up to the powered GIGABYTE G7, here’s why the new GIGABYTE G7 is a fantastic work from home wonder.
#1 Powerful NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti graphics
The cornerstone of the GIGABYTE G7’s ability to act as a powerful everyday laptop for both work and play is the inclusion of the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti graphics card. As the latest addition to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX™ 30 series laptop GPU family, the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti features 4GB GDDR6 VRAM with up to 60W TGP, allowing it to handle the latest games and content creation duties in a very capable fashion.
Powered by NVIDIA’s latest Ampere architecture, the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti takes advantage of a host of AI-enhanced refinements that employ NVIDIA’s 3rd generation Max-Q technologies to enable it perform at its fullest potential to offer vivid, realistic graphics for the latest games.
Among these enhancements include Dynamic Boost 2.0 which helps to manage power between the GPU, GPU memory and CPU on a per-frame basis for optimised, maximum performance whether it’s when you’re creating content or gaming. The NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti also features NVIDIA’s Resizable Bar technology which allows the CPU to gain access to the GPU’s entire frame buffer for markedly enhanced performance in games.
The NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti also features Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) AI acceleration, a groundbreaking AI rendering technique that leverages the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti’s 80 Tensor cores to offer enhanced frame frames and superb image quality.
Combined, all these technological gains make the GIGABYTE G7 and its NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti GPU a highly capable everyday laptop, allowing it to tackle demanding workloads and intensive gaming in equal measure.
#2 Powerful specifications with 11th Gen Intel Core processor
The GIGABYTE G7 pairs up the solid NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti graphics with the might of an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11800H CPU from their latest Tiger Lake-H series processors released this year.
Built on the second-generation 10nm Intel SuperFin process, the Core i7-11800H processor is of Intel’s upper tier processors with chart topping performance. It features 8 processor cores and 16 threads, with a base clock speed of 2.3GHz and the ability to boost up to a swift 4.6GHz when undertaking demanding tasks.
Not only that, the GIGABYTE G7 has plenty of memory and storage space for work, games, movies and more. It features 16GB DDR4 RAM with option to upgrade it up to 64GB as needed along with a 512GB SSD along with two spare SSD bays, allowing you to augment the storage as your needs grow.
This chart-topping combination of the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti and the i7-11800H combined with expandable memory and storage make it a fantastic workhorse indeed.
#3 Smooth and vibrant 17.3-inch 144Hz display
If a picture paints a thousand words, a high quality display can help, to coin a phrase from a popular pop culture hero, paint over three thousand of them. The GIGABYTE G7 integrates a top-shelf 17.3-inch IPS LCD display that features exceptionally slim 3mm bezels on the top and sides to offer an 86% screen-to-body ratio and an unimpeded, expansive view for gaming and work alike. As a testament to excellent design, the GIGABYTE G7 still retains a HD webcam in the traditional position at the top of the display for video calls and streaming duties.
The display panel itself also features a smooth 144Hz refresh rate for judder-free visuals without ghosting or lag which are critical necessities in competitive gaming. For content creators and those who enjoy watching movies, the panel also features a 72% NTSC colour gamut which ensures richer, more accurate colour reproduction which also makes it ideal for content creators who rely on colour accuracy for their work and for movie lovers and gamers too who want to enjoy every detail.
#4 Ultra cool WINDFORCE Cooling System for sustained high performance
A laptop may have a slew of powerful hardware crammed into it but it’s only with the proper cooling systems in place that enable each and every component to perform at its fullest potential. The GIGABYTE G7 features their latest incarnation of their aptly named WINDFORCE Cooling System that has been beefed up this time around to allow the NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti graphics card and Intel i7-11800H processor to perform at optimum capacity.
To tackle these demanding requirements, the WINDFORCE Cooling System features twin 47-blade cooling fans that help shunt heat from four heatpipes towards three large exhaust vents to offer up to 150W of cooling power and enabling the GIGABYTE G7 to tackle demanding gaming, video or 3D rendering and other tasks for extended periods of time.
#5 GIGABYTE G7 – Form meets function with ergonomic design
Designed as a versatile platform to meet the needs of work from home executives and gamers alike, the GIGABYTE G7 features a sturdy yet practical design. Centered around a massive 144Hz IPS LCD display, the GIGABYTE G7 integrates exceptionally svelte bezels that are just 3mm thin on the top and sides, allowing for a large 17.3-inch panel in an extremely compact 15.6-inch form factor that weighs just 2.2kg and is just 25.9mm thin.
Better yet, the GIGABYTE A7 features a host of subtle yet effective ergonomic tweaks such as the inclusion of the most commonly used ports on the side with bulkier, less commonly accessed ones like the power cable located to the rear to allow unimpeded access to the full-sized keyboard that has a numeric keypad and your choice of 15 possible backlighting hues on demand. That’s not all, the internals are arranged for easy access to the RAM and storage bays for easy upgrading and the GIGABYTE G7 also features one rare and desirable feature – swappable battery packs for extended endurance in the field.
#6 Superb multitasking – output to 2 external displays via full suite of ports
Intended to act as the centerpiece of a work from home setup or as a mobile command center, the GIGABYTE G7 features the latest WiFi 6 connectivity for fast downloads, Bluetooth V5.0 for swift and easy pairing with peripherals from keyboards to mice and – the pièce de résistance – a comprehensive suite of ports that cover every eventuality ergonomically emplaced to the sides and rear.
On top of an array of USB 3 Type-A ports, the GIGABYTE G7 hosts a full-sized SD card reader that’s ideal for content creators, an Ethernet port for fast connectivity along with a mini DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 port, allowing users to simultaneously output to two external monitors for some serious multitasking capabilities indeed.
Where to buy the GIGABYTE G7 in Malaysia
The GIGABYTE G7 is now available nationwide in Malaysia in this configuration. With generous expansion slots that support up to 64GB RAM and up to three additional bays to max out your storage, the G7 is able to grow and serve your needs for a long time to come.
|Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti w/ 4GB GDDR6 VRAM, 75W TGP w Dynamic Boost 2.0, Resizable BAR, Optimus™ technology and NVIDIA|
|Display||17.3-inch IPS LCD, 1,920 x 1080 pixels, 144Hz, 72% NTSC|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H 2.3GHz|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 3,200MHz RAM (2 x SODIMM slots up to 64GB) / 512GB SSD (supports 1 x 2.5-inch HDD/SSD at 7mm or thinner & 2 x M.2 SSD slots at 1 x NVMe PCIe and 1 x NVME PCIe)|
|Battery||48.95Wh Li-ion, 5 hours battery life (quoted) w/ 150W adaptor|
|Size/Weight||395 x 262 x 25.9mm / 2.2kg|
The GIGABYTE G7 can be purchased online at the following authorised dealers in Malaysia:
|Shopee OST_G7 MD||https://bit.ly/3zyBlIK|
|Viewnet Lazada_G7 MD||https://bit.ly/3xt26wn|
|Viewnet Shopee OST_G7 MD||https://bit.ly/3q3wXNC|