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Gigabyte P2742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Gigabyte P2742G. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and screen. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the design and touchpad.

performance, price, battery, screen, durability

portability, keyboard, usability, touchpad, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte P2742G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Gigabyte P2742G-CF1

 

The Gigabyte P2742G-CF1 laptop will get you on the gaming grid, but the overall package isn't the best, even at the affordable price.

Affordable price. Relatively long lasting battery. 17-inch, 1080p display

Keyboard is oddly spaced, with no backlight. Limited performance

Looking for an affordable gaming laptop? The Gigabyte P2742G-CF1 ($1,499.00 list) might fit the bill. In a category where prices regularly register in the thousands, it's nice to see a gaming rig that costs less than a used car. While the performance...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (computershopper.com)

Gigabyte P2742G-CF1 Review and Ratings

 

Powered by a Core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX 660M graphics, the Gigabyte P2742G is a reasonably priced 17-inch laptop that can claim an honorable place, if not first place, on the gaming grid.

Potent Core i7 processor ; Good battery life ; Ample port selection

Middling graphics performance ; No keyboard backlighting ; Bland design

Most 17-inch laptops are power hogs and don't last very long between charges, but not the P2742G. Its 8-cell battery gave us more than four hours of unplugged power on our video rundown test, outlasting every gaming notebook we've recently reviewed by...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

Gigabyte P2742G review

 

Pitched as a high-end gaming portable, this better have some grunty graphics

Powerful quad-core Intel processor ; Better-than-average full-HD 17-inch display ; SSD for great storage performance ; Decent battery life for a desktop replacement ; Keyboard has solid base and nice feel

Nvidia 660M graphics isn't truly high end ; Expensive for mid-range graphics ; Too heavy to be truly portable ; Chassis plastics are uninspiring ; Look elsewhere for all-day battery life

Graphics. It's the final frontier for mobile computing. We'll come to the reasons why momentarily. But the bottom line is that it means going after a laptop with 3D grunt is going to cost you. And that makes the new Gigabyte P2742G actually look like...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (techdigest.tv)

REVIEW: Gigabyte P2742-G gaming laptop

 

An affordable gaming laptop that promises "unprecedented performance", can Gigabyte's P2742-G punch above its weight when it comes to running the top PC games? Read our full review to find out.

Though billed as a high-performance gaming rig, the Gigabyte P2742-G never really manages to rise above the sort of experience you'd expect from an affordable gaming laptop. While the screen is a high point, middling in-game frame rates and a truly...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: AVForums (avforums.com)

Gigabyte P2742-G CF1 Gaming Laptop

 

Good battery life, Decent 17" Full HD display, Good build quality, Dual Storage with a fast 128GB SSD

GTX660M graphics will not give you 'high-end' gaming, Annoying touchpad, Not the most exciting of designs, Rather too much plastic for the price, Not really that portable

For a 17" laptop marketed by Gigabyte as offering 'High-end gaming' the P2742G sadly disappoints on this front. With only a previous generation, mid-range GTX660M graphics you won't be playing the latest games on high or even medium settings. Low...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Display

HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:71459
Processor package size:37.5

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:750