Gigabyte Gaming Laptop Has Discrete GTX 850M
This laptop packs a great CPU and GPU combo.
Just days before Computex 2014, Gigabyte has revealed a new gaming laptop called the P15F v2. This portable gaming machine packs Nvidia's GeForce GTX 850M GPU with 2 GB of DDR3 VRAM and one of two fourth-generation Intel "Haswell" processors. The company doesn't provide availability or pricing, but we expect to see more information next week.
According to the specs, the laptop will have either an Intel Core i7-4810MQ processor (2.8 GHz, 3.8 GHz), or an Intel Core i7-4710MQ processor (2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz). They will also have either 4 GB or 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory (2 slots, max 16 GB). The laptop's screen measures 15.6-inches and provides a Full HD resolution.
The specs also show that this gaming laptop has a dual storage system. Configurations will include a single 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive, a 500 GB/750 GB/1 TB/1.5 TB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM hard drive, or a combination of a 128 GB/256 GB/512 GB mSATA SSD and a 500 GB/750 GB/1 TB/1.5 TB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM hard drive. Storage size may differ between different countries and regions, Gigabyte notes.
As for the other hardware, this new gaming laptop includes a Super Multi DVD RW optical drive, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an eSATA / USB 3.0 combo port, HDMI output, D-Sub, Gigabit Ethernet, a 9-in-1 card reader, and microphone and earphone jacks. There's also Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two 2-watt speakers, an HD webcam, a full-sized Chiclet keyboard, and a 6-cell 4400 mAh battery.
"The embedded Sound Blaster Cinema Audio Technology delivers crystal-clear sound and extraordinary audio experience, refining every listening moment into an exceptional audio feast," reads the company's PR. "Users would definitely find modes fine-tuned for gaming, music and movies easily accessible yet fully-tailored to specific backgrounds for different scenarios."
Customers wanting to take their PC gaming on the go may want to check out this laptop, as the CPU and GPU combination, along with the dual storage system, should prove to be impressive in performance. Granted that if you want to play the latest PC games, the 8 GB model will be the way to go; Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs, released this week, requires at least 6 GB.