Best Laptop Gaming Gigabyte P35x V3 Review
Buyers should not be short on computing power. The P35X comes equipped with the Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor, which has a TDP of 47 watts for the four cores to play in. The base frequency is 2.5 GHz with a turbo of 3.5 GHz. Optionally, you can opt for the i7-4720HQ, which is 100 MHz more of both base and turbo frequency, or Gigabyte is even offering the i7-4860HQ which is 2.4-3.6 GHz and comes with the Iris Pro 5200 GPU. The GTX980M is top tier as well, with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory available. System memory is a solid 16 GB, which is plenty for any gaming scenario and also a good amount for doing things like virtual machines or the like. Storage is likely not going to be a problem either, with the P35X coming standard with two 128 GB SSDs in RAID0 as the system drives, and an additional 1 TB 7200 rpm hard disk for extra storage. The P35X even has an optical drive as an option, but the optical drive can be removed to save weight, or an additional storage drive can be used instead, meaning the P35X has room for four drives.
Gigabyte P35X v3 Specifications :
Intel Core i7-4710HQ.
Quad-core + HT 2.5 – 3.5 GHz, 6MB Cache, 47W.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ.
Quad-core Eight-Thread 2.6 – 3.6 GHz, 6MB Cache, 47W.
Intel Core i7-4860HQ.
Quad-core Eight-Thread 2.4 – 3.6 GHz, 6MB Cahce, 47W.
Memory : 8 – 16 GB DDR3L-1600 dual-channel, 16 GB tested.
Graphics : Integrated GPU, Intel HD 4600 (20 EUs, 400-1200 MHz), Intel Iris Pro 5200 (i7-4860HQ model) (40 EU GT3e, 0-1200MHz), Discrete GPU, NVIDIA GTX980M, GM204 1536 CUDA Cores, 1038 MHz + Boost, 8 GB GDDR5.
Display : 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS LCD.
Storage : 128/256/512GB mSATA SSD, 128/256/512GB mSATA SSD + 500/750GB/1TB/2TB 2.5″ HDD, 5400rpm/7200rpm, 128/256/512GB mSATA SSD + 128/256/512GB mSATA SSD + 500/750GB/1TB/2TB, Optional Fourth Drive Tray if DVD is removed.
Optical Drive : Blu-Ray RW Drive, DVD RW Drive.
Networking : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260, 2×2:2 802.11ac 866 Mbps plus Bluetooth, Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
Audio : 2 x 1.5 watt speakers plus Woofer, Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater.
Battery/Power : Li-Polymer 75.81 Wh, 180W Max AC Adapter.
Operating System : Windows 8.1
Dimensions : 15.16″ x 10.63″ x 0.82″ (WxDxH), 385 mm x 270 mm x 20.9 mm, Weight 5.07 lbs / 2.3 kg.
Extras : 720p HD Webcam, Backlit keyboard.