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Gigabyte P2742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 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 really like the durability and screen. The battery and price are also appreciated. The touchpad and usability get less positive reviews.

performance, price, battery, screen, durability

portability, keyboard, design, usability, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Gigabyte P2742G-CF1

 

The Gigabyte P2742G-CF1 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.

Conclusion Lower prices in gaming laptops are almost always accompanied by reduced performance, and the Gigabyte P2742G-CF1 is no exception. Aside from the lower performance scores, however, the P2742G-CF1 still offers playable performance at medium...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

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...

Mar, 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

Techradar Recommended 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

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

Audio

Audio system:THX TruStudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:76.96
Battery capacity (Watt hours):76.96
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
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:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:24
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:3x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:THX TruStudio Pro

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 3.0 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: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

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

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
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: 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 Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:71459
Processor code:SR0UX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MiniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:750
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 11
Height (front):0.689 / 1
Height (rear):1.92 / 2
Weight:7 / 7.05
Width:16 / 16.3