Gi­ga­byte P35W v2

Gi­ga­byte P35W v2

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The gaming note­book mar­ket has been get­ting a huge boost in de­mand of late. This is no sur­prise be­cause note­book com­po­nents have be­come in­cred­i­bly thin, as well as more power ef­fi­cient. This al­lows sys­tem man­u­fac­tur­ers to pro­duce gaming note­books that are sig­nif­i­cantly thin­ner and lighter, but are still ca­pa­ble of de­liv­er­ing the same amount of per­for­mance you'd ex­pect from a gaming note­book.

A prime ex­am­ple of a gaming note­book that's thin and light comes in the form of the Gi­ga­byte P35W v2, which is equipped with some of the most pow­er­ful com­po­nents in the mar­ket to­day. For starters, it's equipped with the 4th gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i7-4710MQ, a high-end mo­bile pro­ces­sor that has four cores and a clock speed of 2.5GHz, which can be boosted up to 3.5GHz.

Apart from that, it comes with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 870M GPU, which of­fers top­tier graph­ics per­for­mance. While it isn't the lat­est NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M se­ries, this GPU is still a force to be reck­oned with. This GPU comes with 6GB of RAM, which is more than suf­fi­cient to run the lat­est games.

Other fea­tures in­clude 16GB of sys­tem RAM, a Full HD dis­play, and stor­age that's han­dled by a com­bi­na­tion of two 128GB SSDs in RAID 0 con­fig­u­ra­tion, as well as a 1TB 5,400RPM HDD. In ad­di­tion to this, this note­book also has a rather help­ful fea­ture – you can re­move the op­ti­cal disc drive and slot in a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD for ad­di­tional stor­age.

In terms of per­for­mance, we first ran PCMark 8, where this note­book man­aged a score of 3,938 in the Cre­ative suite and 3,216 in the Home suite. Th­ese scores in­di­cate that it is a pow­er­ful note­book in­deed. Apart from that, we also ran 3DMark Fire Strike, where a score of 4,267 was ob­tained on the stan­dard set­tings, and 2,139 in Fire Strike Ex­treme. For some real-world test­ing, we fired up Cr­y­sis 3, at High set­tings and Full HD res­o­lu­tion. Here, the note­book man­aged an av­er­age of 28 FPS, which is very re­spectable. As for bat­tery life, we man­aged to squeeze just about five hours of bat­tery life in a typ­i­cal day, which in­volved some word pro­cess­ing, web brows­ing and a lit­tle bit of full-on gaming.

Over­all, the Gi­ga­byte P35W v2 of­fers im­pres­sive per­for­mance. It's also rel­a­tively thin and light, mak­ing it a gaming note­book that's easy to rec­om­mend. How­ever, this per­for­mance doesn't come cheap – the Gi­ga­byte P35 re­tails for RM5,999.

4th gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i74710MQ pro­ces­sor (2.5GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.5Ghz, 6MB cache) //

15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) LCD // Mo­bile In­tel HM87 Ex­press // 2x 128GB SSD in RAID 0 + 1TB HDD // Su­per Multi DVD-RW

2-years // // ILLEGEAR // (03) 7610 0987 // www.gi­ga­byte.my

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