Gigabyte P35Xv3 15.6 inch i7-4720HQ NVIDIA GTX 980M Full HD Gaming Laptop Review

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Gigabyte P35Xv3 15.6 inch FHD Gaming Laptop

Gigabyte P35Xv3 is a slim and portable with a clean and modern exterior yet very powerful 15.6 inch Full HD gaming laptop with an Intel i7-4720HQ processor and the fastest graphics card Nvidia GTX 980M as a great combination of great user experience and innovative design in a super capable package- it would actually have to be the slimmest and lightest gaming laptop of its class. Hard drive SSD and RAM size will depend on which configuration you choose through the links on this page that will take you to the Amazon product page and the prices will vary: 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD all the way up to 16GB RAM + 2 X 240GB SSD + 2TB HDD.

Gigabyte P35Xv3 comes with the high end 4th generation quad core Intel i7-4720HQ processor (6M Level 3 cache) with speeds from 2.6GHz to 3.6GHz with turbo boost and hyper threading for four cores to handle up to eight threads in parallel for enhanced and better usage of the processor, 8GB (or 16GB) DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz, 1TB 7200rpm hard drive for the base model (or +120GB SSD or 2x240GB SSD) and 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system that you’ll be able to replace with Windows 10 some time in Summer of 2015. Haswell Intel i7-4720HQ CPU has a Passmark benchmark score of 8369 as of this review day, meaning it offers superior performance and great stability and can handle the most demanding software or multitasking and has a thermal design power of 47 watts.

15.6 inch Full HD matte display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with a dedicated 8GB GDDR5 of its own plus the integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics that can be compared to the NVIDIA GeForce 820M offers very sharp, crisp and clear images. The GTX 980M is the fastest laptop GPU with a Passmark benchmark of 6864 offering brute power and will let you play the latest and most demanding games at high settings and resolutions and at very high frame rates and the built-in Intel HD 4600 is up to 60% faster than the Intel HD 4000 and about 30% in gaming tests and is quite capable in daily multimedia tasks. Although it is not as sharp as Retina displays, Full HD screen on this system is still quite impressive- high contrast, vibrant colours, sharper texts, great clarity and brightness. Sound quality is OK with the 2.1 audio system and Dolby Digital Plus- not as impressive as the display and a little tinny but many gamers will be likely to use headphones or external speakers anyway.

Gigabyte P35Xv3 Gaming LaptopGigabyte P35Xv3-0023 weighs 5.1 pounds and measures 15.16 x 10.63 x 0.83 inches- has a rather slim build for a powerful gaming laptop and weighs less than average making it quite portable. It has a full-size chiclet style backlit keyboard with a 10-key numpad for easier data entry, gaming keys and a responsive touchpad located more to the left. It has a SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW optical drive, 802.11 ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, 2 x USB 3.0 ports enabling quicker data transfers, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port to be able to game on your HDTV or external monitor, 1 x Mini Display Port, 1 x D-Sub,  1 x Microphone-in, 1 x Headphone-out, SD Card Reader, an integrated 1M HD webcam for convenient Skype chats with friends. Laptop is silent when on idle mode and a little noisy but not too bad when performing demanding tasks or games and the temperature can go up a little as is the case with the majority of powerful gaming laptops and with this one it is mostly due to the very slim body.

Conclusion: Gigabyte P35Xv3-0023 is a slim and portable, extremely powerful high-end gaming monster with the fastest mobile graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and Intel HD-4720HQ processor offering outstanding performance and will not have problems handling any of the latest 3D games- including the most demanding ones like Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 in maximum details and using enabled anti-aliasing and you will be able to edit multimedia and perform your daily tasks smoothly and efficiently even though this laptop is designed with advanced gamers in mind. The size of memory and type and size of hard drive and SSD will depend on which one of the four configurations you choose through the links on this page but both the 8GB and 16GB will be adequate for most computer users. This is the perfect gaming PC for those gamers that do not want to make any compromises. Because of the slim design and the power of graphics and how demanding the games are, it can reach above average temperatures and can get a little noisy and this is expected of the top of the range gaming machines. But you also need to be aware that this probably the only high-end / premium gaming laptop that happens to be this slim, lightweight and compact yet so fast and powerful.

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