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Gigabyte P25X v2

Specifications

Gigabyte P25X v2
Gigabyte P25X v2 (P25 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-4810MQ 4 x 2.8 - 3.8 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 954 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 333.11, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-14200 (1866), 2 out of 2 slots are used, max. 16 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF4 (LGD040E), IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
2x Lite-On LMT-128M6M (RAID 0) , 256 GB 
, mSATA-SSDs + HGST Travelstar 7K1000 (HTS721010A9E630), 1000 GB HDD, 7200 rpm. Ducts: 2x mSATA & 1x 2,5"
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Headphones (S/PDIF), Microphone, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ260
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 38 x 392 x 263 ( = 1.5 x 15.43 x 10.35 in)
Battery
86 Wh Lithium-Ion, 5700 mAh, 15.12V, 8 cells, 456 grams
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 4.1 (Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, CyberLink PowerDVD 10, CyberLink Power2Go 7, Warranty Card, Manual, Cleaning Cloth, Driver-DVD, Adobe Reader XI, Microsoft Office 365 Trial, Windows Essentials 2012, several tools of the manufacturer, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.81 kg ( = 99.12 oz / 6.19 pounds), Power Supply: 640 g ( = 22.58 oz / 1.41 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 96%, features: 68%, display: 88% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 64%

Reviews for the Gigabyte P25X v2

82% Gigabyte P25X v2 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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).
60% Gigabyte P25Xv2
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
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%
80% Gigabyte P25X v2
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
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%
90% Gigabyte P25X v2 review
Source: IT Pro Portal English Archive.org version
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%

Comment

Series:

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.

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.  


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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.81 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


Gigabyte: Gigabyte Technology is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer founded in 1986, best known for its motherboards and graphics cards. Gigabyte offers a wide range of products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, monitors, systems and components. Gigabyte's laptops offer gaming and creative features on the go. Gigabyte monitors offer 4K Pro Gaming.


78%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-09- 9 (Update: 2014-09- 9)