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Gigabyte P2542G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Gigabyte P2542G. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and reliability are overall positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the keyboard and touchpad.

design, performance, screen, reliability, battery

price, touchpad, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte P2542G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Gigabyte P2542G Notebook

 

Yellow Yellow… The Taiwanese manufacturer, Gigabyte wants to make a mark in the PC world even though it is well established in the hardware components sector. The new P2542G features a Full-HD panel, Blu-ray burner and a GeForce GTX 660M that is not...

Bright Full-HD screen with a matt surface, Good software packet (includes PowerDVD 10), Great program performance, Metal hand-rest areas, Decent battery life, Optimus graphics switching technology, Good input devices, Lovely workmanship, mSATA slot,...

Ports placed quite far back, High temperatures, No keyboard backlight, Clearly audible at load, Rough touchpad surface, Rickety service flap, Quite expensive, The high price will turn away many potential buyers

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Gigabyte P2542G gaming notebook pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Deep within the Churchill War Rooms in central London, Pocket-lint was invited to take a gander at Taiwanese giant Gigabyte's latest laptops. Most striking

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / THX TruStudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speaker Power:1.5 / 6

Battery

Battery Capacity:5400 / 60.95 / 86.18
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60.95 / 86.18
Battery performance:5400 / 5700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black, Yellow
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:120

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / THX TruStudio Pro
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:120

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM / i7-4700MQ
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM / i7-4700MQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA946 / PGA988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0 / E1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 105 C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64899 / 71459 / 75117
Processor code:SR0UX / SR15H
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256 / 256 / 750 / 878

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4
Height (front):1.26
Height (rear):1.51
Weight:5.73 / 6.17
Width:15.4