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Gigabyte P34G V2 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 14" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The P34G v2 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the P34G v2 is 2.5GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The P34G v2 has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the P34G v2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the P34G v2.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the P34G v2 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the P34G v2. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the P34G v2 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the P34G v2. The total storage capacity of laptops of a similar spec and age to the P34G v2 range from 32GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The P34G v2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 that have been around for a similar time to the P34G v2.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The P34G v2 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.8 kilograms, the P34G v2 is one of the lighter laptops of this age and type amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The lightest portable PC of a similar age and spec to the P34G v2 is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop 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 around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the P34G v2 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the P34G v2 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the P34G v2. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the P34G v2 is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Gigabyte P34G v2 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC of this age and type is 240mm wide and the widest is 430mm. The Gigabyte P34G v2 is quite narrow (only 340 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The P34G v2 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The P34G v2 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 16".

If this Gigabyte notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (15.5").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The P34G v2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Gigabyte P34G v2 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The P34G v2 has a very slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The P34G v2 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P34G v2 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the P34G v2 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The P34G v2 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Gigabyte P34G v2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the P34G v2 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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15 July 2015

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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...

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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 gtx860, gigabyte i74710, gigabyte gtx860m, gigabyte i74710h, gigabyte i74710hq, gigabyte p34gv2cf4
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