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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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16 Reasons For

Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Gigabyte P34G v2 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys (4 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the P34G v2 is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 8GB.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Gigabyte P34G v2 has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 across all many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. The P34G v2 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the P34G v2 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the P34G v2.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The P34G v2 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Gigabyte P34G v2 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P34G v2.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Light

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the P34G v2 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The Gigabyte P34G v2 is quite light (only 1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the P34G v2.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Gigabyte P34G v2 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The processor caches of many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the P34G v2 range from 2MB to 8MB.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the P34G v2 is 2.2GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the P34G v2 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Gigabyte P34G v2 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The P34G v2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the P34G v2 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the P34G v2 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The display diagonals of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 10" to 18".

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The P34G v2 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the P34G v2 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Gigabyte P34G v2 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the P34G v2 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the P34G v2 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the P34G v2 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Gigabyte P34G v2

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

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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...

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