Gigabyte P2742G: a laptop for gamers

The most mobile players know, it is not always easy to find laptops affordable capable of running the latest games at the moment. Gigabyte seems to have realized that everyone did not necessarily have the means to slam 2000 € or € 3,000 in a bike and that is how the manufacturer has just lifted the veil on the P2742G a nice machine for gamers and is available from € 1,329 for the basic version . And if you want to know what was right for that price, then know that everything is explained a little further down in the article ...

Level design must admit, it is far from current trends with a very angular body and a machine with very compact dimensions . Same for the weight - around 3.2 kg with optical drive and battery - making machine mainly oriented sedentary. At the same time, we speak of a machine for gamers, eh, so this certainly explains it. Some love it, others less, but you can add that P2742G will be available in two colors: black or orange pumpkin.

Let's rather technical specifications. Everything is explained on this page , but be aware that the Gigabytes P2742G embarks Full HD LED screen of 17.3 inches ,   an Intel Core i7 3630QM 3rd generation clocked between 2.4 Ghz and 3.4 Ghz , between 4GB and 8GB RAM (max. 24 GB) , Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5 , graphics card Intel HD Graphics 4000, different storage capacities depending on the options chosen, optical drive type DVD-RW or Blu-Ray and a choice of 2 megapixel webcam video conferencing. The connection is not left with a USB 2.0 port , three USB 3.0 ports , HDMI output , a D-Sub output, an ethernet port, an eSATA port, a microphone input, a headphone jack and a card reader 9 -in-1. Add to that WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, and even a port Kensington, plus a 5200 mAh battery to top it off.

The thing is pretty cool in storage since P2742G take two slots for hard drives , and you will have the opportunity to fit what you want and opt for such a combo SSD / HDD to small onions. Feel free to also opt for a RAID 0 if you feel like it, of course. In performance and after the press release that ran aground in my inbox, the Gigabyte P2742G get a score of 12193 in 3DMark Vantage. Fans will appreciate.

Price level and as mentioned a little earlier, Gigabyte P2742G is proposed to € 1,329 with basic configuration and a 750 GB hard drive or to € 1,499 with a 128GB SSD + HDD 750 GB Finally , you can add it with Windows 8, of course.

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