Gigabyte P25X v2
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte P25X v2
Character actor. While most notebook companies rely at most on the GeForce GTX 870M for their 15-inch department, Gigabyte uses Nvidia's top model for the P25X v2. Also the other features (Blu-ray burner, mSATA-SSDs...) clearly point to a high-end product. In this review you will see whether the device is worth its 2,000 Euros (~$2627).
Source: Good Gear Guide
Gigabyte has put a lot of good stuff into this laptop, but apparently forgotten to make it just as good on the outside. Its design is downright frustrating at times, with the keyboard, touchpad, and lip around the chassis being the major culprits. They aren’t design choices that are appropriate for a laptop with a price tag north of $2500 as they provide an overall uncomfortable user experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag
Thanks to its beefy Core i7 GPU and GTX 880M GPU, the Gigabyte P25X v2 is one of the most powerful gaming notebooks we've ever tested. Games look vivid on the P25's 1080p display, and the laptop's stylish, sports car-esque design turns heads. What Gigabyte offers in style and power, however, it sacrifices in portability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: IT Pro Portal
The Gigabyte P25X v2 is undeniably a powerful beast. The design doesn't quite have the wow factor of an Alienware or Razer gaming laptop, but then you can pick this one up for under £1,500. Considering just how powerful it is, and the fact that it's not completely deskbound, then this starts to look like a very good deal indeed. If you're looking for a power portable, the Gigabyte P25X v2 gives you a lot for your money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Gigabyte P25W is one of the latest portable gaming rigs to hit the market. This laptop is 15 inches, which does mean less power than the 17 inch gaming counterparts, but it also means a huge boost in portability. However, as can be expected in most gaming rigs, this machine weighs in at 2.8 kg. Available in sleek black or sports car yellow, little details like a fancy exhaust pipe inspired design have been added for heat ventilation. The rest of the body is quite minimalist. Under the hood, good speed can be had from the Haswell Intel Core i7 4700MQ processor which is clocked at 2.4GHz that can boost up to 3.4GHz. This is paired with 8 GB of RAM. For graphics, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 770M with 3GB of memory should run the show very ably. Most games should run at high settings with the most demanding games requiring lowered settings.
For storage, Gigabyte have cleverly allowed users to choose between several variations of SSD and HDD combinations, or to go all in with SSD. The Haswell architecture of the processor means improved battery life, but improved is still a short amount of time in an energy hungry machine like this. The Gigabyte P25W battery will last approximate 2 hours and 30 minutes of use before it begs users to plug it in. A Blu-ray drive is included in the hardware with writing capabilities, and the keyboard has a simple adjustable backlight. The 15 inch LED screen may be a letdown for those looking for an IPS screen. Overall, this is a good gaming rig that will fit within a tighter budget.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M: High-end 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.
4810MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support. 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.
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).
78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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