Gigabyte P2542G


Gigabyte P2542G
Gigabyte P2542G
Intel Core i7-3610QM 4 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M - 2048 MB, Core: 835 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 296.20, Optimus
8192 MB 
, 2x 4096 MB PC3-12800 SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM (1600 MHz), 2 Slots, max. 16 GB
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF1 (LGD02D9), TN LED, Full HD, glossy: no
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Lite-On LAT-256M3S, 256 GB 
, Solid State Drive
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Infrared, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: 1 Headphone, 1 Microphone, Card Reader: SD,MMC,MS,MS Pro, mSATA slot
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 38 x 392 x 263 ( = 1.5 x 15.43 x 10.35 in)
61 Wh Lithium-Ion, 5400 mAh, 11.25 V, 6 cell, 0.356 kg
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: 4.1, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Power adapter: 150 W, Manual, Guarantee Card, Cleaning cloth, Utility DVD, CyberLink Power2Go 7, CyberLink PowerDVD 10, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Windows Live Essentials 2011, 24 Months Warranty
2.662 kg ( = 93.9 oz / 5.87 pounds), Power Supply: 656 g ( = 23.14 oz / 1.45 pounds)
1530 Euro



Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 95%, features: 75%, display: 94% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P2542G

82% Review Gigabyte P2542G Notebook | Notebookcheck
Yellow Yellow… The Taiwanese manufacturer, Gigabyte wants to make a mark in the PC world even though it is well established in the hardware components sector. The new P2542G features a Full-HD panel, Blu-ray burner and a GeForce GTX 660M that is not something to be sneezed at. Both gaming fans and multimedia enthusiasts have something to look forward to. So is the 15-inch test model worth your money?
92% Glamourös und stylisch
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 100% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 88%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M:

High-end graphics solution as part of the 600M series and the slowest enthusiast GTX model.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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.  


An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on 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.

2.662 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.

In the notebook sector, Gigabyte is a medium player and does not belong to the Top 10 manufacturers globally. There are many reviews on Gigabyte laptops with average ratings, but there are only few reviews on Gigabyte tablets. Gigabyte does not play a role in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2012-09-25 (Update: 2012-09-25)