Gigabyte P34G Review

Despite some annoying issues, the Gigabyte P34G is an entirely capable gaming machine. Although not entirely exceptional, the P34G should give users a good impression. It has a solid build quality although the bottom and display bezel are manufactured from plastic. Gigabyte also uses silver and black aluminum for the palm rest and display cover, which justifies the high price.

The P43G comes with decent port layout, there are two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA port, SD card reader and Ethernet port. However, the lack of FireWire and eSATA could be a disappointment for enthusiasts.

Users also need to deal with tons of preinstalled bloatware, there are 40 different tools, drivers and utilities, including Cyberlink PowerDVD 10, Office 365 trial version and PDF reader. The chiclet keyboard is consisted of reasonably large 15 x 15mm keys. Despite some stability issues, the typing experience should be quite convenient. The 2-stage background illumination should be a real highlight, since it improves gaming, web browsing and typing in darker areas.

The full HD 14-inch display offers very large color space and good viewing angles. The Gigabyte P43G is equipped with Intel Core i7 47000HQ quad-core processor clocked between 2.4 and 3.4 GHz depending on load. Another significant component is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750M with 1GHz clock rate, 128bit interface, 2GB GDDR5 RAM and 768 unified shaders.

At the laptops native 1080 x 1920 resolution, the performance of many newer games is quite acceptable, although users may need to waive highest detail settings and anti-aliasing feature in a few cases. Less demanding games like StarCraft II and FIFA  should be playable at highest possible details.

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