new Gigabyte P35K

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  1. tieubacca

    tieubacca Newbie

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    This is very confusing and I'm at the point now where I'm ready to give up on this laptop.

    So from previous posts, Gentech is saying that there is a CF2 which will be reworked to fix the bending issue.

    Then, according to another post official gigabyte reps are saying that the only thing being reworked is packaging.


    Call me sceptical, but is Gentech saying this so that they can get rid of their stock? Don't know what to believe now....

    This situation just sucks, as this laptop has the potential to be really great.
     
  2. WhiteBoySHady

    WhiteBoySHady Notebook Consultant

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    No man, gentech wouldn't do that, gigabyte might have given misleading information.
    Gentech always tries to do what's best for it's customers, and they requested the chasis to be supported and even met with gigabyte. So if you want to blame anyone you can blame gigabyte because they would be the one who lied. I been following on this story regularly and it seems gigabyte has been beating around the bush.
     
  3. WhiteBoySHady

    WhiteBoySHady Notebook Consultant

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    Let's light up our torches and marsh up to gigabyte head quarters in Taiwan :D
     
  4. Gberg

    Gberg Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well Gentech returned all their stock to Gigabyte until this problem was fixed. So what you seem to be alluding to is completely off.
     
  5. zipykido

    zipykido Notebook Consultant

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    I think you're confusing Gigabyte's naming scheme. CF refer to different configurations of the same laptop. CF1's are usually the base model while CF2 and CF3 etc are different configurations such as added ram, and drives. OCUK also reported that Gigabyte has a revision 2 model. But the problem is that the Gigabyte facebook rep isn't told anything useful so they can only really guess about what is true and what isn't. GentechPC returned all of the revision 1 models that appeared to have the bending issue. What is currently unclear is whether revision 2 refers to a change in manufacturing process, added reinforcement or just packing (which Gigabyte is what claiming). What is also unclear at this point is why the CF1's are still stuck in Taiwan while the CF2's were shipped, they have not commented on a reason for the delay as of yet.
     
  6. Plexabit

    Plexabit Notebook Consultant

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    It's a translation issue most likely, and a lack of good communication. Gigabyte threw around words like "rework" and stuff but I don't think Gigabyte ever said anything EXACTLY about reworking the chassis itself. Lost in translation, I believe.
     
  7. David7

    David7 Notebook Guru

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    I believe that when Gentech said "Gigabyte is working on a rework version with much stronger support under the weak spot", Gigabyte was probably talking about the improved packaging. Our wanting for a reinforced chasis made us over look the possibility that the statement was referring to the new packaging. Right now we can only hope that they secretly made some improvement to the laptop itself in order to save face.
     
  8. ks07

    ks07 Newbie

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    Been following this thread all Summer, and couldn't wait any more so I had to buy when Overclockers had the rev 2.0 (CF2) on sale.

    To give a mini review: The screen and design of the laptop is very nice, and it's just as portable as I'd hoped. At 20% brightness, with power saving on, I've been browsing the internet (no video playback) for coming up 4 hours now from almost full charge and the battery indicator says I have 27% remaining. So the battery life is perfectly manageable if you make a few sacrifices. The screen is fantastic, as is the keyboard. Speakers are good for notebook speakers - don't expect any miracles and you might be slightly impressed. There's very little in the way of bloatware installed; the Gigabyte utilities are useful and not an annoyance. There are a few superficial problems with translations; the recovery drive creator displays both (what I imagine to be) Taiwanese and English text.

    As for downsides, there are a few. Any significant load will get the fans running very quickly, and the fans are not quiet. Would not recommend doing anything that could conceivably be called taxing in a quiet environment, lest you get death stares from those around you. The bending issue during shipment is indeed remedied - I received one of the boxes opened by Overclockers to check their integrity. However, it does not seem to be reworked at all. I'm not keen on opening the case, but the screen and chassis do not meet in the middle - there is some slight bowing still. It's not enough to make me return it, but it's a little concerning. Finally, the touchpad is awful. The left and right click buttons give very little, and tapping to click is sometimes not registered. I suspect the latter issue can be remedied by some sensitivity setting, or a firmware update. Once you get used to it, it is serviceable, but anyone else who has tried it has had the same experience, so be prepared to carry a mouse.

    If anyone has any questions, I'll try my best to answer. Overall, it's a fantastic machine, let down by a few shortcomings. I'm willing to accept these sacrifices - the features advertised don't particularly lend themselves to each other, especially at this price point.
     
  9. Retroceded

    Retroceded Notebook Consultant

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    Do the fans RAM up at all?

    My poor P25W hates start ups and random CPU usage.
     
  10. tieubacca

    tieubacca Newbie

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    Thanks for all the clarifications guys.. Wasn't accusing Gentech of being dodgy, just didn't know what to think and thought it could've been a possibility since they were the only retailers mentioning revisions.

    ks07 - For me all the short-comings that you mentioned would be acceptable except for the bowing part, simply because we now know exactly what it could and probably will lead to. That coupled with the ambiguous communication from gigabyte has pretty much done it for me as far as this laptop goes.

    This is still a beautiful laptop, but luckily time is on my side and I can hold off for now!
     
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