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Gigabyte Gaming Laptop Has Discrete GTX 850M

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.

  • red77star
    Better than Surface Pro 3 by mile.
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  • realibrad
    Better than Surface Pro 3 by mile.

    Totally different product by 2 miles
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  • damianrobertjones
    Better than Surface Pro 3 by mile.

    Eh? Stop smoking that stuff dude! (It's also 'by a mile')
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  • red77star
    Microsoft said Surface Pro 3 can replace your laptop so it is ok to compare it to this product therefore it is better than Surface Pro 3 by mile and i know (it is by a mile but don't care). I wish you people read sometimes what you write...claiming what MS claims and than contradicting yourself just like that flop company does saying something like...but they are totally different products.
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  • Deus Gladiorum
    DDR3 VRAM? That seems like a downgrade considering that any laptop I've seen with a GT 750M packs GDDR5. That doesn't bode well for 1080p res in games.
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  • exar333
    Microsoft said Surface Pro 3 can replace your laptop so it is ok to compare it to this product therefore it is better than Surface Pro 3 by mile and i know (it is by a mile but don't care). I wish you people read sometimes what you write...claiming what MS claims and than contradicting yourself just like that flop company does saying something like...but they are totally different products.

    You are an idiot. Different machines, different purposes. MS said the Pro 3 was to replace a standard Ultrabook, not a discrete laptop (which this is).
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  • southernshark
    Comparing this to the Surface is absurd. Those of us who have to work for a living and carry around a laptop to make real presentations on understand this. Children who live with their parents and game all day do not.
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  • red77star
    Exar333 go to www.microsoft.com and it clearly says:

    Surface
    Meet the tablet that can replace your laptop. Surface Pro 2.
    As I said you people need to read multiple times what they write and check the facts before calling someone an idiot or claiming something. Gotta love brain-washed people...
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  • red77star
    Meet the tablet that can replace your laptop. Surface Pro 3. i meant
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  • red77star
    Southernshark,

    I agree with you but it is Microsoft which compares Surface to Laptop. Their statement is right there on their web site.
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