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Gigabyte P34 Series

Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ, Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.752kg, 1.768kg, 1.8kg
Price: 1400, 1500 euro
Average Score: 82.73% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 89%, features: 74%, display: 85%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 71%

 

Gigabyte P34G

Specifications

Gigabyte P34GNotebook: Gigabyte P34G
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.768kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage
 P34G (Model)

Average Score: 82.38% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

81% Review Gigabyte P34G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Bold concept. It is almost insane to put a GeForce GTX 760M into a thin 14-inch notebook, but Gigabyte does it anyway and the result is surprisingly good. Read our in-depth review for all the details.
80% Gigabyte P34
Source: Gadgetspeak English
It is 33x23.5x1.8cm and weights 1765grams. This is a smaller notebook offering from Gigabyte that comes with Windows 8. Whilst I did all the necessary updates this time I resisted the offer to upgrade to Windows 8.1. I instead completed my review with just what was delivered and the updates.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
83% Gigabyte P34G v2 review
Source: PC Pro English
The P34G v2 packs more performance into its compact chassis than any comparably portable laptop we've come across. It could be more attractive, and the display more finely calibrated, but these are small complaints. The Gigabyte P34G v2 isn't only every gamer's ideal laptop; with top-flight performance in a sub-2kg chassis, and a very reasonable price, it's a portable that deserves the attention of anyone with a need for speed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Gigabyte P34G review For the price, this gaming laptop packs a powerful punch
Source: Techradar English
The Gigabyte P34G might not look or feel all that luxurious, but after a week with this power-packed gaming laptop, I felt spoiled by its performance. When it comes down to parts for pennies, this system goes uncontested. And that the P34G can play Titanfall at the highest settings with no problem makes me confident in its lasting power. While you won't get the flashy lights of the Alienware 14 or the slick build of the Razer Blade, you'll pay less for the same gaming experience and then some, framerate wise. You'll want to use a mouse, even when you're just poking around the web, and having a nice mechanical keyboard waiting for it on your desk wouldn't hurt either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Gigabyte P34G gaming laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Gigabyte’s P34G is a superb alternative to the ultra-bulky models common in the gaming laptop world. Despite being a third lighter than, and half as thick as, Dell’s closely-comparable Alienware 14, the P34G averages just 6% lower in performance. If getting the highest performance, and running games at the best graphical settings possible, is your goal, this isn’t your laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte P34G
Source: Hexus English
It's rare for a gaming laptop to tick all the right boxes. Performance, portability, style, battery life, the display and the keyboard are just some of the factors that typically partake in the juggling act. At first glance, Gigabyte's P34G comes close to striking all the right notes, and the specification reads like an enthusiast's dream.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2013
81% GIGABYTE P34G
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 85%
89% GigaByte P34G (i7-4700HQ, GTX 760M, 16GB RAM, 750GB HDD, 128GB SSD)
Source: PC Games Hardware - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
86% GigaByte P34G (i7-4700HQ, GTX 760M, 16GB RAM, 750GB HDD, 128GB SSD)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Fin et puissant, ce portable joueur Gigabyte P34G est une bonne surprise
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Игровой "ультрабук" Gigabyte P34: верный друг геймера или неудачный эксперимент?
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Decent performance; compact size; image quality of the display. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2014
Обзор Ноутбука Gigabyte Ultrablade P34G: Легкий Игровой Ноутбук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Light; good screen; good performance. Negative: Noisy and quite expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2013

 

Gigabyte P34G v2

This stylish 14 inch notebook looks and feels like a MacBook Air with its simple design. It has an aluminium upper side casing and a sleek plastic underside. It is powered by a high-performance Nvidia GeForce graphics card and an Intel Core i7-4700HQ (2x 2.4-3.4 GHz) and features Gigabyte's IPS Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 pixels) and backlit keyboard. The IPS technology means higher contracts, better color accuracy and viewing-angle stability. Basically, the screen allows users to view from all angles without getting the dimming effect most screens tend to have.

This 2.4 cm (0.8 inch) notebook weighs only 3.9 pounds (3 kg) and is highly mobile. It houses four USB ports and an Ethernet port to connect directly to the internet. The P34G is capable of running high efficiency games like Batman: Arkham city, Wolfenstein: The New Order and Battlefield 4 in high settings without problems. However, it's high-pitched noise emitted by the fan can be a little annoying for younger gamers.

The battery can last (without internet) for approximately 8 hours and 4 ½ hours with WiFi surfing, a big improvement compared to the Gigabyte P34G. It is in effect, a high performance, highly mobile gaming notebook that is comparable to a Razor Blade.

Specifications

Gigabyte P34G v2Notebook: Gigabyte P34G v2
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 4096 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.752kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage
 P34G v2 (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

81% Gigabyte P34G v2 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Speedy Gonzales. Small, fast, but without a sombrero: the v2 successor of Gigabyte's P34G little gaming machine wants to win over gamers with the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M, but it has not changed much in other respects. The technically well-conceived hardware is installed in the familiar casing that, unfortunately, had a few processing flaws in our sample.
100% Gigabyte P34Gv2 gaming laptop
Source: Gadget Show English
Gigabyte has managed to craft an impressive gaming laptop, cramming top specs into a slim chassis that you can easily sling in your bag and take on your commute. It's not just for gamers, as it's a portable powerhouse that will serve anyone who needs plenty of grunt from their daily laptop. We just wish the build quality could be improved, as its plastic chassis screams cheap, while its fans do get awfully loud under heavy load. Still, for the price, you get plenty of muscle that will blast through anything you throw at it, all while being completely portable to boot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Gigabyte P34Gv2
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
The P34Gv2 is a well designed gaming ultrabook. You get a very high gaming performance, with good common everyday tasks power and responsiveness. The screen is very good, even for many graphic designers, and the keyboard is really good with the touchpad being not bad. It’s compact and lightweight for a gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2014
80% Gigabyte P34G v2 Ultrablade 14
Source: Digital Versus English
The Gigabyte P34G v2 Ultrablade successfully merges beefy components with a small design. It gives great performance, but buyers will have to be lenient with the fan noise and low battery life. It's just a shame the keyboard isn't suitable for gaming and that the colours aren't more accurate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte P34G v2
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2014
Gigabyte P34G v2 mit GeForce GTX 860M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2014

 

Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2

Specifications

Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2Notebook: Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Gigabyte P34G v2 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you thought gaming PCs had to be big, heavy and ugly, then think again. The Gigabyte P34G v2 can't hold a candle to most £1,000+ Ultrabooks in the battery life or looks departments, but it's a discreet and portable laptop with serious gaming power. Play recent games at decent settings no problems, and the P34G v2 will even double as an occasional portable laptop if you want too. However, it's loud as anything when you push the CPU/GPU, but the amount of power squeezed into this small and fairly light laptop is seriously impressive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte P34 Phantasas
Source: Gadgetspeak English
It is 33.5x23.5x1.7cm and weights 1719grams. The viewable screen is 31x17.5cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 14inches. The screen is full HD 1920x1080. This is the latest small and powerful option from Gigabyte who are best known for their Motherboards. They do however make some rather nice powerful notebooks that may even satisfy the lust for speed of the modern gamer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2
Source: Computer Shopper English
The P34G v2 finished next to last in our grueling battery rundown test, lasting just over four hours. The Razer Blade showed almost three hours more stamina. The Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2 is neither the fastest nor the flashiest gaming system you can buy. But at its price point, it has a good deal to offer those who don't have a great deal to spend—everything from a spiffy screen to a slim and light design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Gigabyte: GIGABYTE Technology is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. Established in 1986, its major customers include custom boutique PC manufacturers such as Alienware. Secondary lines in the company's product portfolio include complete PCs, laptops, optical drives, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, cooling components, mobile phones and high end mobile phone products (PDA phone, TV phone etc.), networking equipment, power supplies, and a line of barebone mid and full sized ATX computer cases. Gigabyte laptop reviews are rare and the global laptop market share low.


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M: Performance class graphics card of the GeForce GTX 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.752 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.8 kg:


82.73%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-19 (Update: 2014-06-19)