new Gigabyte P35K

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  1. Shadow Cloud

    Shadow Cloud Notebook Consultant

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    bkloppenborg Newbie

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    It appears the p35k will receive an upgraded 800m-series GPU and be marketed as the p35r (see text mid-way down on the page). I wonder if this will decrease the price of the p35k any.
     
  3. BlkKnight

    BlkKnight Notebook Consultant

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    Is the gpu an upgrade or a rebrand?

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  4. rockmorg

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    Hey all,

    Has anyone had any issues with transferring to SSD from HDD on the CF1 setup? The BIOS is 100% locked into Secure Boot mode even after going thru UEFI disable steps...

    It seems this is preventing me from selecting the SSD as the new boot option instead of the Windows Boot manager / 750GB HDD.

    It has been a great laptop, especially after update that silenced most of the overkill fan noise! I'm beginning to realize maybe I should have gone with the CF2, however. I bought a Crucial M500 240GB mSATA and thought it would be an easy install... :)

    Thanks ahead,
    rockmorg


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  5. MatteMe

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    Nope was super simple. Used a USB->SATA adaptor that I had lying around and whatever software came with a Crucial m4 that I bought for work to copy everything from the built-in drive to my Samsung EVO. Shut things down, swapped the drives, and was done. I did not leave the original 750 GB HDD in the computer.
     
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    Posting a followup after owning a few months.

    Love the laptop overall, but...

    1. The laptop is super flimsy and flexes a lot. After using it a while I just don't feel comfortable picking it up with one hand. I also have a little Lenovo u310 that's really solid and was only 500$. The hardware isn't comparable but the build quality is so much better. Track pad on the Lenovo is better too. More responsive than the p35k.

    2. Even tho smart manager is set to manual screen brightness, the light sensor will cause my screen to flicker when sitting at my bar. There's several pretty bright lights directly above the monitor, so it's no surprise. However, manual means manual... Shouldnt the sensor not be functioning?

    3. The paint is chipping all over the top and sides. I use this laptop everyday. I move it a lot for multiple presentations a day. I carry a clipboard on top of the laptop and some books and other things. I added to the bottom of my clipboard (plastic and metal) those soft cloth like things from IKEA that you would put under chair legs so they don't scratch your floor. I scratched up my old laptop (macbook) pretty badly with the clipboard. It didn't bother me cause it could take the punishment. I feel like I really need to baby this one, and I do. Nevertheless, I have little specks of missing paint here and there.

    4. It's fast and I love it anyway. I don't even use my desktop anymore. I do some quick video editing for presentations all on the laptop. I backup with synctoy and the hotswappable / home server for double backups just in case. It never makes any noise. I leave it on stealth even when video editing and a second monitor attached. Occasionally, I switch to auto when encoding, but most times I forget. If it was more durable it would be the laptop I've always wanted. It still is, but damn you Gigabyte for skimping.

    Windows 8 is awesome too. Get classic shell and stop crying people. I do have some issues with VPN, but otherwise I've found easy workarounds for minor annoyances. Haven't seen the metro screen since installing classic shell.

    Happy computing,
    L
     
  7. yung_dt

    yung_dt Notebook Enthusiast

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    Got this laptop last week from XoticPC in the US, so far I really like the P35K. After receiving the laptop, I performed a clean install of Windows 8.1 and Arch Linux. The system is really fast, the screen is very nice, and the fans are silent during normal use- I can only hear the HDD motor noise. The keyboard isn't bad, and the touchpad works, although I'm still getting used to it. Everything in Windows works and is perfect. I haven't tested gaming performance yet, so I'll have to leave that for the future. As for Linux, I was able to install core stuff without errors, I ran into some issues:

    1. The touchpad does not get recognized by the kernel. I am booting in EFI mode, and the only way to get the touchpad working is to first boot into Windows, then RESTART into Linux. Shutting down and then booting into Linux doesn't work. Restarting from Windows into Linux makes the touchpad available 100% of the time, so I'm guessing there's something going on between the kernel and the EFI.

    2. I couldn't get sound to work. ALSA detects the Realtek ALC282 chip, but I don't see sound bars in alsamixer; only the "front" and "speaker" has bars, not in "headphones" or "speakers". I might have to resort to getting a USB DAC. Sound works flawlessly in Windows, although I'm not a fan of the speakers on this laptop. Also, the default card is set to "Intel HDA". I'll keep looking around for any fixes to the sound problem.

    Although booting into Linux takes significantly longer because I have to first boot into Windows and then restart, I am happy with this laptop. I guess I'll have to baby this laptop, hopefully it will last me through college.

    If anyone came across fixes to the above Linux issues, I will appreciate your help.
     
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    Yes, it flexes a little but I have no qualms picking it up with one hand. When I set it back down though, I do it gently. I've owned an MSI that was much worse.


    The Intel graphics card software may be to blame. If you haven't already, try this: right-click the desktop, select "Graphics Properties", click "Power", and turn off "Display Power Saving Technology". This feature adjusts screen brightness according to what colours are on the screen, independent of the light sensor.
     
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    Is it possible to undervolt the GPU? The temps are crazy when playing BF4. One core even reached 99C, and I'm hitting 90C consistently on both CPU and GPU. And this is with the IC Diamond thermal compound.
    I can undervolt the CPU by ~100mV using Intel XTU, but MSI Afterburner doesn't properly recognize the 765m.

    Any tips on temp reduction is appreciated. The temps above are with the back raised ~2cm off the surface.
     
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    WhiteBoySHady Notebook Consultant

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    So i rolled back to windows 7 because windows 8 was too crappy for me. one thing that bothered me and i know this is funny but if you look at the start button on the keyboard, the logo shows the new windows 8 logo. and windows 7 was different and old all over the system so here is what i did to feel fresh hehe i even restored the OEM System info in the properties. i even got the gigabyte smart manager for windows 8 to work in 7, because the windows 7 version doesnt have the same functions. let me know if you want to do the same. now all my system has the new logos and it feels nice to me. Windows 7 is so much faster and smoother, its unreal how ty windows 8 makes this system.
    BTW if anyone has a problem where the system says low memory while gaming, you have to change the virtual memory size. i had that problem with windows 8 but windows 7 sets its automatically to use all the ram available. windows 8 had me locked at 2GB ram:mad:

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