I do feel this year’s design feels much more sleek than last-generation and GIGABYTE really thought about the G5 line more this time. Despite the plastic build, the case is very sharply molded with everything cleaing up very well especially when opened up. This extends to both the display and the keyboard which ultimately just comes together.
GIGABYTE’s keyboard varies from family to family and but the majority of GIGABYTE keyboard will feature this 90% layout which is a hit or miss depending on what you’re used to. For the most part, its well spaced but I feel like the way that GIGABYTE makes the keys on the G5 GE illuminated for the sake of lighting is just a lazy way of illuminating the keys. Still, its a decent keyboard nothing special.
I have to praise GIGABYTE in keeping in mind the alignment of the trackpad which is quite perfect for me. I may not have high marks for the typing experience but at least I don’t have anything bad to say against the touch pad. It has decent palm rejection and the size is just right for the size. Again, I’m indiffierent to the design, leaning towards “this shouldn’t have been here”.
The display is a 1920×1080 144hz which may be a holdover from last generation. Its Fast IPS panel with decent colors but I don’t recommend it for proofing as it doesn’t as wide coverage as you want in certain applications. For web and social graphics, it may suffice but for office and gaming, its definitely decent.