Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P35K
The Gigabyte P35K-CF4 UltraBlade has not impressed us at all and we could not recommend that our readers rush out to buy this laptop. Initial issues required us to install a BIOS update and fresh drivers to get the laptop working correctly, although part of the blame may be the way that these samples are rotated to press for many months without regular maintenance. An improved system of ensuring the latest updates and drivers are installed before shipping to the publication would certainly help smooth out the process.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
Source: Digital Versus
The Gigabyte P35K is a relatively thin 15.6-inch gaming laptop with a matte Full HD display and high-power graphics. The Gigabyte P35K has two major drawbacks that are interrelated: overheating and a loud fan. Other than that, it's got everything an on-the-go gamer could want: great processing, graphics, picture quality and sound quality, all in a relatively easy-to-carry frame.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Authority
Ultimately this is a decent laptop for gamers, packing some very nice hardware. However the compromises made to keep this thin and light are, in our minds, too great to make this a standout product. The overall design has potential, but Gigabyte needs to spend some time working on the thermal design in order to reduce fan noise, while also coming up with a better solution than just clocking down the CPU to ensure decent battery life. If it can do this, while still keeping the price reasonable, then the P35K could evolve into something special indeed. For now though, this will remain a competent, if flawed, attempt at mixing performance and portability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 50% workmanship: 50%
Source: Computer Shopper
To some extent, laptop buying is always about making compromises. At 0.83 inch thick and just under five pounds, there's plenty to like about the Intel Core i7-based Gigabyte P35K. But in the quest to create the lightest 15-inch gaming laptop, some compromises had to be made.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Portables4Gamers FR→EN
Positive: Light; good keyboard; good cooling system; good performance. negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2014
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:
High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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.
70.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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