Gigabyte P27K Gaming Laptop

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Late last year we took at look at the Gigabyte P35K Ultrablade, then the most recent Gigabyte gaming laptop to be released. We found it a gaming powerhouse in a very slim chassis, but the laptop did have thermal, noise and input issues that made it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend.

Today, we’re looking another Gigabyte gaming laptop, the P27K. The P27K has similarly powerful specifications to the P35K, but with a larger 17″ screen and a thicker chassis. In this review, we’ll be testing to see if the issues with the P35K were resolved and how this larger laptop compares to its slim cousin.

Let’s get started.

Specifications

 

OS Windows 8
CPU 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ 2.4-3.4GHz
Display 17.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 LCD
System Memory 8 GB DDRIIIL 1600 (1x 8 GB)
Chipset Mobile Intel® HM87 Express Chipset
Video Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M w/ 2 GB GDDR5 RAM
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Storage 1x 128 GB mSATA SSD (LiteOn)
1x 1TB 2.5″ 5400 RPM HDD (Toshiba)
Keyboard Type Full-sized Backlit Keyboard
Optical Disk Drive Blu-Ray DVD Combo Drive
I/O Port USB(3.0)*2, eSATA / USB(3.0) Combo*1, USB(2.0)*1, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45
Mic-in, Earphone-out, 9-in-1 card reader, DC-in jack, S/PDIF out
Audio 2 Watt Speaker*2, Microphone, Sound Blaster(TM) Cinema
Communications LAN: 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth: 4.0
Webcam 2.0 Megapixel
Security Kensington Lock
Battery Li-ion, 8 cell, 5200 mAh, 79.96 Wh
Dimensions 413(W) x 277(D) x 17.5~48.8(H) mm
Weight ~3.2kg (w/ODD and 8-cell battery)

Specifications listed here are for the review unit provided; different configurations exist with varying amounts of system RAM, optical drives, storage options, installed OS etc. Up to 3 disk drives can be installed (1 256 GB SSD, 2x 1TB 9.5mm HDDs).

About William Judd

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