Portable, Powerful Rig, For Just Over £900
While tablet-sized computers such as the Microsoft Surface and the Razor Edge attempt to take computing to a more portable size, Gigabyte have released a new gaming notebook that aims to pack a powerful punch in a more conventional way. Available from today, the P2742G notebook aims to “to give gamers lightning speed performance, accessibility and playability,” with a price tag that hovers just about the £900 mark.
Running on Windows 8, the gaming laptop boasts a quad-core i7 processor, 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, a GeForce GTX 660M, and the ability to support a RAID array between its two storage bays should the user wish. At extra cost, users can pimp them out even further with an optional Blu-ray combo drive and THX TruStudio Pro enhancement to go along with the 17.3” display, capable of providing a 1080p resolution. When it comes to connectivity, there are three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, USB 2, a range of the usual audio connections, a 9-in-1 card reader, and an Ethernet port.
While it may not be as exciting as the tablet-form announcements we have covered in recent months, Gigabyte’s latest piece of hardware certainly provides a viable portable option for PC gamers on the go, or for those not willing to wait for the Edge to make its way over to our shores. But it's the sub-£1000 price that impresses us most. It might not look as ostentatious as some of the portable gaming rigs out there, but it's got some grunt under the hood.
For more information on the P2742G you can visit the official website here.