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Gigabyte P2742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and durability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the keyboard and design, while many are critical about the touchpad and portability.

battery, screen, performance, durability, reliability

price, portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte P2742G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

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

Middling graphics performance, No keyboard backlighting, Bland design

The Gigabyte P2742G-CF1 has a lot going for it. It offers Core i7 processing power, a gorgeous 17.3-inch full HD display, a Blu-ray drive, and great battery life. Moreover, it's relatively affordable for a big-screen gaming laptop. However, you'll have...

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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

Put it all together and you have a system with no performance weak points that can turn its hand to just about anything. Video encoding on the go. Web browsing in the airport lounge. A machine you occasionally use to power a home cinema rig. And yes,...

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GTX660M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-3630QM
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