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Infinix GT Book Review | The best budget gaming laptop in 2024?

The Infinix GT Book marks Infinix’s debut in the gaming laptop arena, offering a balance of performance and affordability.

Launched on our local shores at a competitive price starting at PHP 64,999, the GT Book aims to attract budget-conscious PC gamers and productivity enthusiasts alike.

Design and Construction

The Infinix GT Book with its 16-inch display is on the heavier side at nearly 2kg.

Its lid and base are made out of aluminum and ensure durability. Although, the keyboard deck is made out of plastic.

The plastic does not necessarily feel fragile but it does flex when pushing hard enough. We’ve even noticed that pressing around the trackpad can even actuate either the left or right clicks depending on where we press.   

The design is moderately sleek and understated, featuring a gray finish with subtle patterns and chromed half circles in the middle of the lid.

Orange accented venting and even rubber feet can be found at the bottom. And a strip of RGB lighting at the back adds a touch of flair, which can be turned off if unwanted.

In our opinion, the overall aesthetic is restrained enough to appeal to those who prefer a minimalist look over a typical gaming laptop’s flashy design. The Infinix GT Book’s chassis reminds us of something from Lenovo’s Legion lineup of gaming terminals; which isn’t a bad thing!

We can only hope Infinix finds a way to add more structural integrity for the keyboard deck in future iterations.

I/O and Connectivity

For I/O, connectivity options on the GT Book are somewhat limited for its size.

Starting on the left, it features a DC in, an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB-A port (USB 3.2 Gen 2,) and a single USB Type-C display port that also supports Power Delivery charging!

Found on the right side is a Kensington lock, a second USB-A port (USB 3.2 Gen 1), a 3.5mm combo audio jack, and a full-sized SD card reader.  There is no Ethernet port found here, meaning end-users will need reliable Wi-Fi for online gaming.

The lack of a more extensive array of ports could be a downside for some users, especially those who rely on wired connections or need multiple USB ports for peripherals.

Alternatively, end-users can opt for dongles or hubs if ever they want or need more port selections.

For connectivity, the Infinix GT Book gets Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support. We haven’t ran into any particular issues gaming online with a reliable internet connection.

Display and Multimedia

The GT Book features a 16-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS LCD display that sports up to a 120 Hz refresh rate, users may choose to set it to 60 Hz if needed. The 16:10 aspect ratio at a FHD+ resolution feels a little off in terms of scaling, Windows is best set to 125% as recommended. However in browsers like Chrome, I preferred viewing web pages scaled down to 90%.

The display offers good-enough color accuracy with 100% sRGB coverage and a peak brightness of 300 nits, making it suitable for indoor use.

However, we have noticed some ghosting, or trailing especially in competitive FPS games.

Found at the top bezel is 2MP FHD webcam, adequate for video calls or zoom meetings. We think Infinix missed out on the opportunity to add a privacy cover and indicator light here.

–But of course there’s no problem just using a slim post-it note to solve two-thirds of the nitpicky issue.

The stereo speakers, enhanced by the pre-installed DTS app, deliver loud and clear sound but can sometimes sound muddy depending on the media.

The speakers’ definitely get loud enough to fill an office cubicle but separation or clarity in resolution isn’t more than satisfactory.

 

Performance and Benchmarks

In the Philippines, the GT Book is available in two configurations: the mid-tier Core i5-13420H paired with an RTX 4050 GPU, and the high-end Core i9-13900H with an RTX 4060. 

A major difference between 13th and 14th generation Intel mobile CPUs are bumps in clock speeds, so the decision to go with 13th generation processors was not the biggest deal for us.

Our review unit is configured with an Intel Core i9-13900H and NVIDIA RTX 4060 GPU.

The i9-13900H, with its 14-core design (6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores), delivers exceptional performance for both gaming and productivity tasks.

The mid variant comes with 16GB of 5,200MHz LPDDR5X memory and 512GB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage. The high-end model offers 32GB of 6,400MHz LPDDR5X memory (Samsung K3KL9L90CM-MGCT) and 1TB of storage. 

The high-end configuration of the GT Book provides ample memory and fast storage, ensuring smooth multitasking and quick load times for games and applications.

Despite the memory being soldered, the SSD can be swapped for a larger capacity, providing some upgrade flexibility.

There are three performance modes to switch between in the Infinix ControlCenter app: Office, Performance, and Gaming mode. For most of our testing the GT Book was left in Gaming mode.

But when checking on power options in the Control Panel, only a Balanced option was available. However, we did find more Power options within Windows’ System settings.

We also found a virtual MUX switch in System Setting within the ControlCenter app, allowing users to switch between a dynamic graphics mode, integrated GPU only, or dedicated GPU only. We went with the dedicated GPU options during most of our testing.

Device:Infinix GT Book
CPU:Intel Core i9-13900H
GPU:Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060
RAM32GB LPDDR5X
Performance Mode:Balanced
Cinebench R24 GPU9,714 pts
Cinebench R24 CPU (Single-Core)103 pts
Cinebench R24 CPU (Multi-Core)987 pts
PCMark 107,068
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)2,308
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)13,291
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)92,054
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)83,355
3DMark (SteelNomad)2,154
3DMark (Time Spy)10,295
3DMark (Fire Strike)23,292
3DMark (Night Raid)52,343
Blender 4.1.0 (CPU)221.98
Blender CPU (Monster)37.43
Blender CPU (Junkshop)32.32
Blender CPU (Classroom)31.07
Blender 4.1.0 (GPU)3,265.45
Blender GPU (Monster)30.85
Blender GPU (Junkshop)32.47
Blender GPU (Classroom)31.00
CrystalDisk Seq. Read5,050.27 MB/s
CrystalDisk Seq. Write4,458.40 MB/s

When it came to gaming, we haven’t played too many games on our unit so far, but we have bagged a number of wins in some extensive Tekken 8 online matches at a stable 59 fps with no issues.

We’ve also clocked-in a few hours of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II at a stable average of 70 fps throughout our sessions. When playing competitive FPS titles like Valorant, we averaged 130 fps in over different WiFi networks.

Additionally we’ve also used the GT Book to edit 4K Yugatech videos via the Adobe CC suite, and we found no major issues in our creative workflow.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The Infinix GT Book’s chiclet-style keyboard includes a ten-key number pad and RGB lighting split into four zones, customizable via the Infinix ControlCenter app.

The keys have decent travel and feedback, not too deep nor shallow. And the layout is actually very user-friendly, having a number pad is great, but we aren’t the biggest fans of the off-centered left track pad placement.

Nonetheless, it wasn’t the biggest issue, giving us a good impression of its palm rejection.

The trackpad measures 117 x 75mm, it is smooth, responsive, and supports all standard Windows trackpad gestures.

Our biggest gripe might just be with the font of the keyboard letters and symbols, and we also don’t like how the placements of the aforementioned letters and symbols aren’t uniform across the keyboard.

Some are centered, most are shifted to the left, and some are more to the right. Maybe they fix this in the next iterations?

Either way, it’s a good keyboard and trackpad overall, if we’re just talking about functionality.

 

Battery

The GT Book is equipped with a 70Wh battery.

It offers about five to eight hours of battery life for basic productivity tasks like web browsing or research, and writing or editing documents.

However, its battery life drops to around an hour and a half during demanding gaming sessions and post-production work.

In hindsight, most gaming PC owners already know that to get the most out of their terminals when it comes to gaming or video editing, means having to plug that charger in for extra power, and it’s no different with the Infinix GT Book.

It utilizes a 190W charger users can plug into the DC in barrel port on the left side. The charger itself is on the larger side, and it feels as though it didn’t have to be so big but maybe cost cuts were made here.

Alternatively, users may even charge the GT Book with the USB Type-C port on the left side, we’ve tested it with a 61W charger with no issues.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a PD charger that comes with the package, so end-users would have to purchase that seperately.

OS and Software

Running Windows 11 Home Edition, the GT Book comes with minimal bloatware.

The pre-installed apps include the Infinix ControlCenter for adjusting power modes and lighting settings, the Infinix PC Connection app, and software for the bundled gaming mouse.

These apps are useful but can be uninstalled if not needed, allowing users to enjoy an even more clean and bloat-free experience.

 

Price

In the Philippines, the Infinix GT Book is available in the following configurations:

Conclusion

The Infinix GT Book is a commendable entry into the gaming laptop segment, offering good build quality, a decent display, and competitive performance at attractive price points.

Despite limited connectivity options and slow display response times, the keyboard and trackpad are well-designed enough, and the overall package is appealing.

For budget-conscious gamers and productivity users in the Philippines, the GT Book is quite the strong contender. Especially when factoring-in similar spec’d laptops like the Lenovo Legion 5i 15 or Legion 7i, ASUS ROG Strix G16, and MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF.

It can handle most of our usual games and applications with marginally no issues.

Although, for prospecting buyers, we definitely recommend checking the laptop out in-person if possible. Even though the GT Book isn’t the most expensive gaming terminal out there, it is still a potential customer’s due diligence to get the best look before purchasing.

What we LIKED:

  • Overall cost for performance.
  • 16-inch / 16:10 display.
  • Very minimal bloatware.
  • Number Pad and SD Card reader.

What we Liked LESS:

  • Keyboard deck flex.
  • Absence of ethernet port.
  • Weight.
  • No Windows Hello support.

Infinix GT Book specs:
16-inch (16:10) IPS display, 120Hz refresh rate, 500 nits brightness (peak)
Operating System: Windows 11 Home
CPU: Intel Core i9-13900H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060
Memory: 32GB LPDDR5X (Samsung K3KL9L90CM-MGCT)
Storage: 1TB PCIe 4 SSD
1x HDMI 2.1
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, Power Delivery
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
Backlit Chiclet Keyboard (four-zone RGB)
2MP 1080P FHD webcam
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Battery: 70Wh, 190W DC in charger
Weight: 1.98 kg
Dimensions: 14.00″ x 9.80″ x 0.78″ | 358 x 258 x 18.9 mm

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Avatar for Miguel Ty

Miguel Paolo Ty is an Executive Producer at YugaTech. Outside Yugatech he's known as a Content Producer that specializes in video production. He first joined YugaTech in 2019 as a Multimedia Producer for a year and returned in 2023 as a senior member of the team, poised to produce engaging tech content for the Yugatech audience. Miguel graduated with a degree in Digital Filmmaking at the De La Salle - College of St. Benilde in 2018.

1 Response

  1. Avatar for vinodnml vinodnml says:

    sir,control center app lost from my infinix gtbook laptopthats why i cant make backlit led workand other function.so what is the way to reinstall it.can you link the app.plz help me

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