Gigabyte P34G v2
SpecificationsNotebook: Gigabyte P34G v2 (P34 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 4096 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P34G v2
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.
Source: Gadget Show
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%
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
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
Source: Digital Versus
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%
Source: Hartware - Heft 08/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2014
Source: Rigged - Heft 07/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2014
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.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.