Gigabyte P2742G, a New 17-Inch Notebook for Gamers

As many others, it pairs a high-end Intel CPU with an NVIDIA GPU

By on December 14th, 2012 10:10 GMT
When it comes to gaming notebooks, there isn't much room to be surprised by the hardware choices, not anymore anyway, which is why Gigabyte is betting on something else to draw attention.

And by something else, we mean a game bundled for free with the high-end mobile personal computing and entertainment device.

Assassin's Creed III is the title of the game, despite the fact that, normally, it sells for $49.99 / 49.99 Euro (PC Standard Edition).

The deal is part of the Revolution promotion, which can be accessed and joined here. Not all countries are included though.

Gigabye's P2742G is, like many other gaming laptops, a 17.3-inch mobile PC (Full HD 1920x1080 LED backlight LCD display) powered by an Intel Core i7 central processing unit: the 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor at 2.4GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost).

4 GB or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory) back the chip up, while an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GDDR5 2GB handles graphics.

Granted, most of the time, the HD 4000 integrated graphics processor of the CPU handles things. NVIDIA's discrete card activates only when games start, or other visually intensive programs are launched.

Moving on, Gigabyte made sure there would be enough storage to satisfy any buyers. A hard drive of 500/640/750GB or 1 TB can be chosen (2.5-inch, 5,400/7,200 RPM). 128/256GB 2.5-inch SSDs can be installed also.

That leaves only the connectivity and I/O capabilities and, again, they make up the expected set: Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (4.0), a Blu-ray DVD combo drive (or super multi DVD-WR), a 2 megapixel webcam, two speakers (2W), various connectors, a memory card slot and, of course, video outputs (HDMI, D-Sub).

Gigabyte did not say what price the P2742G had, but everything else can be found written in detail here.

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