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Gigabyte P34G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Gigabyte P34G. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and screen are generally positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and battery, while there are mixed opinions on the touchpad and usability.

portability, design, performance, screen, size

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte P34G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Decent performance at a good price, Slim and lightweight, Bright 1080p display with good viewing angles

Loud cooling fans, Generic-looking design, Uninspiring battery-life

And given how much performance it offers in a small and easy-to-carry package, those looking for a portable gaming solution, whether instead or in addition to bulkier and pricier alternatives, will find a lot to like in this system.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Housen Maratouk (computershopper.com)

Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2 Review and Ratings

 

Offering more performance than you might expect from a 14-inch laptop in this price range, the $1,499 Gigabyte P34G v2 is a great option for those who want a lightweight gaming system that can comfortably be taken on the road.

Decent performance at a good price ; Slim and lightweight ; Bright 1080p display with good viewing angles

Loud cooling fans ; Generic-looking design ; Uninspiring battery-life

The P34G v2 finished next to last in our grueling battery rundown test, lasting just over four hours. The Razer Blade showed almost three hours more stamina.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Henrietta Rowlatt (techradar.com)

Gigabyte P34G v7 review

 

A gaming laptop that owns ‘normcore', and that's a good thing…

Light, thin and stylish ; Quiet and efficient cooling ; Good touchpad

Poor battery life ; Only 2GB of GDDR ; Bouncy keyboard

Gigabyte continue their medium-specced P34 line with a machine that performs well and blends in with co-workers. Although we’d like more battery time.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (pocket-lint.com)

Gigabyte P34G v2 review

 

Gaming laptops are usually chunky beasts - the sort of thing that will give you shoulder ache and win you odd looks should you dare to take them out of the house. The Gigabyte P34G v2, however, is something quite different. If you thought gaming PCs...

Great gaming performance, portable, high-quality display

Build not that flashy, fan is very loud under strain, battery can’t match non-gaming rivals

If you thought gaming PCs had to be big, heavy and ugly, then think again. The Gigabyte P34G v2 can't hold a candle to most £1,000+ Ultrabooks in the battery life or looks departments, but it's a discreet and portable laptop with serious gaming power.

Sep, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Gigabyte P34G review

 

For the price, this gaming laptop packs a powerful punch

Excellent performance and specs ; Easy overclocking tool ; Great price

Poor touchpad ; Disappointing battery life ; Cheap-looking build

The Gigabyte P34G gaming laptop offers fantastic gaming performance for hundreds less than the competition. It's a no-brainer.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Gigabyte P34G gaming laptop

 

The P34G aims for a balance between gaming prowess and the thin-and-light territory of Ultrabooks.

Just 21mm thick, 1.67kg with SSD only ; Can run modern games at low-medium graphical settings ; Ultra Boost’ feature overclocks GPU for a few extra FPS ; Full HD 1920x1080-pixel display ; Solid, attractive construction

Can’t produce playable framerates while running on battery ; No optical drive for disc-based games (fine if you use Steam or Origin)

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Gigabyte P34G review

 

This is a formidable portable gaming laptop with an excellent screen and powerful hardware

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Gigabyte P34G v2 review

 

This lightweight gaming laptop is very capable, although it doesn't have enough battery life for serious use while out and about

The Gigabyte P34G v2 gives you a lot of power for under £1,000, and it's definitely one of the lightest gaming laptops we've ever seen. However, if you're not interested in gaming and would prefer instead to be able to use your laptop on the move all...

Consumer review by: Nick K (newegg.com)

A Unchained Beast, with Ultrabook size

 

I wonder how this would do with 16GB 2133mhz dual channel ram and a 1TB 840 EVO instead of the mSata and traditional hard drive. I imagine it would be a incredible experience for years to come, not that I have any doubts it will be the way it's shipped!

This laptop is incredibly powerful. Except for the MUCH more expensive Razer Blade, which is sold out in so many places, you cannot get a faster 14" Laptop ; 14" is truly a size I've fallen in love with. Great for carrying in a backpack, but the screen...

No Optical drive. I have noticed I don't really need one built in at all as of late, digital distribution really is here ; Fans can be loud ; May take a little tweaking to get the best battery life for light use

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Nick K (newegg.com)

Not Compatible with Wii U Control Pad

 

I wonder how this would do with 16GB 2133mhz dual channel ram and a 1TB 840 EVO instead of the mSata and traditional hard drive. I imagine it would be a incredible experience for years to come, not that I have any doubts it will be the way it's shipped!

This laptop is incredibly powerful. Except for the MUCH more expensive Razer Blade, which is sold out in so many places, you cannot get a faster 14" Laptop ; 14" is truly a size I've fallen in love with. Great for carrying in a backpack, but the screen...

No Optical drive. I have noticed I don't really need one built in at all as of late, digital distribution really is here ; Fans can be loud ; May take a little tweaking to get the best battery life for light use

Jun, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:47.73 / 61.25
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47.73 / 61.25
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:11.1 / 15.2

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:120 / 150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 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:350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
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:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:120 / 150

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / DMI3
Chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4200H / i7-4700HQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4710MQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-4200H / i7-4700HQ / i7-4710HQ / i7-4710MQ / I7-6700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1364 / BGA1440 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
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:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):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
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75027 / 75116 / 78930 / 78931 / 88967
Processor code:SR15E / SR15G / SR1PQ / SR1PX / SR2FQ
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 256 / 750 / 878

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.41
Height:0.823 / 0.827
Weight:3.68 / 3.75 / 3.88
Width:13.4