Gigabyte P35W v2
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P35W v2
Gaming rocket with shortcomings. Gigabyte wants to offer a laptop for gamers who value performance and style in the form of its P35W v2. Particularly the weight of just 2.44 kg and a thickness of only 2 cm are things that Gigabyte is proud of.
Source: Digital Versus
The Gigabyte P35 v2 offers tons of performance in a chassis that's small for a 15.6-incher. Unfortunately, its loud cooling system doesn't come close to handling the powerful components that are inside, making for a worryingly toasty machine. In the same price range, we prefer the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Comp Reviews
Gigabyte's P35W v2 shows that it is possible to make a compact gaming laptop without sacrificing features or making it too expensive. The system offers some surprising performance with its compact size yet it still manages to include a Blu-ray writer drive internally. The best part is that if you don't need this, you can swap it out for another drive for even more space.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
If you're dead set on buying a gaming laptop instead of a desktop system, you'll be hard-pressed finding a better value than the Gigabyte P35W v2. Simply put, this gaming laptop offers more hardware and better performance than its competitors for less money. You will miss out on the niceties of more premium systems, like the attractive chassis and 3K displays of the Ghost Pro 3K and Razer Blade. You'll also lack the latest in wireless networking tech, if you opt for this system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Expert Reviews
Most gaming laptops are hulking desktop replacement systems, convenient if you want to move from room to room, but too big and heavy to travel with. The Gigabyte P34G v2 breaks the mould. It weighs just 1.7kg, but is equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and dedicated Nvidia GPU that'll play the latest 3D games without any fuss. It also has a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi adaptor, so you can use it to achieve wireless speeds close to that of a wired 10/100 Ethernet connection if you have a compatible router. This is particularly important for those keen on their online games.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: PC Advisor
It's impressive to see a gaming laptop as slim and as light as this, especially one that provides such strong graphics performance. The poor screen has room for improvement, but the P35W v2 provides high-end gaming performance at a more accessible price – along with a slimline design that few gaming laptops can match.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
The desire to have thinner and more mobile laptops has been on the rise and gaming laptops are no exception. However, the balance between giving thinner laptops without compromising the quality is not something that can be easily done. The Gigabyte P35W v2 strives to achieve the perfect balance.
The Gigabyte P35W v2 is a 15.6-incher with only a height of only 0.83 inch (2.11 cm) and a weight of 5.07 pounds (2.3 kg). Despite small size and weight, the Gigabyte P35W v2 comes with an optical drive and a good hard drive capacity. However, to keep the price competitive, the exterior is only made from plastics.
The Gigabyte P35W v2 is powered by an Intel Core i7 4710 HQ processor with a clock rate of up to 2.5GHz. This processor is capable of very high raw processing power and coupled with 8 GB of RAM, performance should not be an issue. It also comes with a secondary Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M Graphics Card for even better graphical rendering. As for connectivity, the laptop comes equipped with USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, Mini Display Port, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a HD webcam.
All in all, the Gigabyte P35W v2 definitely brings a lot to the table. Sadly, for its price, something had to be compromised and design was the factor affected.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
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.
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.» 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.
83.67%: 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.
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