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Gigabyte P34G review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £1200
inc VAT

This is a formidable portable gaming laptop with an excellent screen and powerful hardware


14 in 1,920×1,080 display, 1.8kg, 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ, 8.00GB RAM, 878GB disk, Windows 8

The touchpad was fine for navigating the desktop, but we multitouch gestures were fiddly to execute. Pinch-zooming was particularly difficult to control, and swiping from the sides for Windows 8 shortcuts was also temperamental. We liked the button bar along the bottom, though, as this was easy to use and gave good feedback when we clicked through our files.

Gigabyte P34G

The P34G has a good selection of ports for a 14in laptop. As well as two USB3 ports and two USB2 ports, there’s VGA and HDMI inputs for connecting the laptop to an external display, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD card reader and a combined headphone and microphone jack. You’ll want to use this to connect a proper pair of speakers, as its integrated speakers were very tinny and had no bass whatsoever.

Gigabyte P34G

Battery life was average, which was a little disappointing considering the portability of the P34G. The laptop lasted just 4 hours and 17 minutes in our light use test with the screen set to half brightness, and playing games will drain it sooner.

The Gigabyte P34G isn’t cheap, but at this price it beats the competition. The Best Buy-winning Scan 3XS Graphite LG155 is cheaper, but it’s slower than the P34G and has a much thicker chassis. It’s a shame the P34G’s contrast isn’t better, but we’re willing to overlook it in the face of its outstanding design and phenomenally powerful hardware. If you value portability and want the best hardware money can buy, the Gigabyte P34G is for you.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor Intel Core i7-4700HQ
Processor clock speed 2.4GHz
Memory 8.00GB
Memory slots 2
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 16GB
Size 21x340x239mm
Weight 1.8kg
Sound Realtek HD Audio
Pointing device touchpad


Viewable size 14 in
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Graphics Processor Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M
Graphics/video ports VGA, HDMI
Graphics Memory 2,048MB


Total storage capacity 878GB
Optical drive type none

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 4
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots N/A
Supported memory cards SD
Other ports headphone, microphone


Carrying case Yes
Operating system Windows 8
Operating system restore option restore partition
Software included N/A
Optional extras N/A

Buying Information

Warranty two years RTB
Price £1,200