Although Gigabyte is better known for its motherboards and graphics cards than for its laptops, the Taiwanese company has quite a few notebook models available for sale and their lineup has just expanded to include two new models powered by Intel Sandy Bridge processors.
The new models are the P2532N and the P2532V and they both feature nearly identical specs, except for the display, as the P2532N uses a Full HD resolution (1920x1080) panel while the latter packs a 3D display capable of pushing just 1366x768 pixels.
Considering the low resolution, the P2532V can't really be used for anything more than gaming, so the P2532N is the better option of the two if you want a multi-functional laptop.
Moving back to their hardware specifications, the notebooks
are powered by an Intel Core i7 2630QM processors, which features quad processing core clocked at 2GHz (up to 2.9 via Turbo Boost) paired together with 2GB or 4GB of DDR3 memory.
Graphics is handled by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 550M discrete graphics card that is based on the GF106 core and features 96 CUDA cores, a 128-bit bus interface as well as support for either DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.
Although we don't know what type of memory Gigabyte
has decided to use for its laptops, 2GB of frame buffer are available on both models.
The rest of the specs list includes a 500GB 7200RPM mechanical hard drive, a slim DVD burner, 5.1 channel TXH certified sound, a 1.3MP webcam, 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity as well as dual USB 3.0 ports and HDMI and D-SUB video outputs.
Both laptops weight about 2.6Kg and the P2532V is bundled together with a pair of 3D glasses.
According to the ComputerBase
website, the P2532N should hit retail for about $1,200 U.S, while the pricing of the 3D-enabled P2532V hasn't been established yet.