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Gigabyte P34G V2 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the P34G v2, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Gigabyte P34G v2 of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the P34G v2 is 1GB and the biggest is 8GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Gigabyte P34G v2 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the P34G v2 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the P34G v2. The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the P34G v2 range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the MSI GT60[plb_2520094_price] (2.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The P34G v2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This Gigabyte laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this type and age.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Gigabyte P34G v2 has a better storage medium than most laptops of this spec and age. This Gigabyte portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of a similar spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and type.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Gigabyte P34G v2 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the P34G v2 also have a front camera.

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Light

Notebook PCs of this age and type have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 1.7 kilograms, the P34G v2 is fairly light compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P34G v2.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Gigabyte P34G v2 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the P34G v2 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the P34G v2 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Laptops of this type and age have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the P34G v2 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the P34G v2.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 1GB to 8.2GB. The P34G v2 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the P34G v2.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Gigabyte P34G v2 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC that is a similar age to the P34G v2 is 240mm wide and the widest is 430mm. The Gigabyte P34G v2 is one of the narrower laptops of this spec and age (only 340 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P34G v2 have a full-size keyboard, however the P34G v2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of the P34G v2 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a similar spec and age to the P34G v2. The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the P34G v2 is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2698783_price] (256GB), or the Lenovo T540p[plb_2615717_price] (256GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the P34G v2 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest screen size of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the P34G v2 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 16".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2742993_price] (15.5").

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The P34G v2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the P34G v2. Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the P34G v2 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Gigabyte P34G v2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the P34G v2 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops that were released around the same time as the P34G v2 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the P34G v2 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Gigabyte P34G v2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Gigabyte notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the P34G v2 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

Highly portable laptop
Strong specifications, resulting in good overall performance
Great gaming performance, portable, highquality display
Good gaming performance with the GTX 860M and an 7
Very quietunder lowmedium load
Limited battery life given its Haswell processor
Keyboard travel could be improved
Lowest storage space option is quite restrictive
Noisy under load
Build not that flashy, fan is very loud under strain, battery can't match nongaming rivals
3 October 2014

The Gigabyte P34G v2 is a surprisingly compact piece of gaming firepower, capable of handling most games on the market with a compact 14-inch frame. While a large power adapter and limited battery...

8 September 2014

If you thought gaming PCs had to be big, heavy and ugly, then think again. The Gigabyte P34G v2 can't hold a candle to most £1,000+ Ultrabooks in the battery life or looks departments, but it's a...

1 September 2014

Going round the perimeter finds a Kensington Lock port, Ethernet port, VGA out, two USB3 ports and a dual external headphone/microphone 3.5mm socket; these are all on the left. The front is clear... Read more…

The P34Gv2 is a well designed gaming ultrabook. You get a very high gaming performance, with good common everyday tasks power and responsiveness. The screen is very good, even for many graphic...

Gigabyte has managed to craft an impressive gaming laptop, cramming top specs into a slim chassis that you can easily sling in your bag and take on your commute. It's not just for gamers, as it's...

Gigabyte P34G v2 Gigabyte regrettably prevents a better total rating due to the processing flaws of our review sample that were not ascertained in the precursor, and which do not fit to the target...

It must be challenging being a laptop maker these days, especially when it comes to the gaming space. We're seeing whole ranges of gaming models coming from a number of brands, and with them all... Read more…

Offering more performance than you might expect from a 14-inch laptop in this price range, the $1,499 Gigabyte P34G v2 is a great option for those who want a lightweight gaming system that can...

Computershopper.com

13 June 2014

The Gigabyte P34G v2 Ultrablade successfully merges beefy components with a small design. It gives great performance, but buyers will have to be lenient with the fan noise and low battery life....

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gigabyte p34, gigabyte p34g, gigabyte v2cf4, gigabyte p34gv2cf4
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