P35W v2 News

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  1. Frobe

    Frobe Newbie

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    No, as stock from Gigabyte. To be honest I'm more concerned about the screen, anyone else getting lightbleed from around the edges?
     
  2. Riona

    Riona Notebook Enthusiast

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    Got my P35W v2 (128GB x 2 mSata + 1TB HDD, 16GB ram, GTX 870m 6GB) 2 weeks ago in Taipei and was having a blast with it! However didn't like Win8.1 so just bought Win7 Pro and did a reinstall. Also replace the 1TB HDD with a Samsung 1TB 840EVO SSD.

    Some observations:
    1. Runs hot during a graphics intensive game but it's the norm for these kind of slim gaming laptops. Graphics performance is fast and beats my Lenovo Y500 w/dual GTX 650m SLI hands down!
    2. Fan noise is almost non-existence during normal surfing, emailing, watching DVD, etc. During intensive gaming it is rather loud but the speakers volume usually mask it. However not advisable to game in a quite location (office, library, etc.) using headphones as it will annoy everyone else!
    3. Battery life > 5 hours for normal use with Wifi on & 70% screen brightness; managed to watch 2 DVDs back-to-back at full volume + 70% screen brightness. Gaming without the power brick is not encourage as it will fast drain the battery and that is no good!
    4. Speakers are slightly above average but Dolby must be activated.
    5. Matt screen display is excellent and no bleeds around the edges.
    6. Intel 7260 Wifi performance is OK compared to my other laptops (didn't have time to do a throughput test!).
    7. Keyboard does flex a bit especially in center but it doesn't bother me.
    8. Elan touchpad is responsive and comparable to my other laptops.
    9. Can use power bricks from my Lenovo and Asus gaming laptop (>150W - 180W specs).
    10. The frame around the screen is a tad too big...
    11. This thing is a finger magnet! Had to put a translucent "carbon fiber" skin on the top and around the keyboard and now it looks so much better now!
    12. Tons of storage option; 256GB C: boot drive (encrypted for work), 1TB SSD D: data drive (encrypted for work) and 1 TB HDD (non-encrypted) for movies, photos, junks, etc.

    Some Pics:
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    WP_20140623_13_15_21_Pro-P50.jpg

    BTW I ran the Samsung Magician (SSD tools) and somehow it mis-detected the C drive (mSata 128GB x 2 RAID0) as another Samsung drive! Too bad I can't get the bios to have RAID and AHCI mode to work together, perhaps someone has a suggestion?
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    The top benchmark is D drive (Samsung) and bottom is for the C drive (RAID):
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  3. peler39

    peler39 Notebook Enthusiast

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    How hot is ur laptop during intensive gaming? Cpu and gpu? Thats the only thing that prevent me to choose this laptop right now

    Sent from my SHV-E210S using Tapatalk
     
  4. WhiteBoySHady

    WhiteBoySHady Notebook Consultant

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    nope no light bleed. check if you can get a replacement
     
  5. Korporal

    Korporal Notebook Geek

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    Can you post a picture of the light bleed? I want to see how bad it is.

    Was it an issue from the start or did it happen over time?
     
  6. dennis96411

    dennis96411 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not noticing any light bleeding either.
     
  7. fuzzylogics

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    May I ask where you got the carbon fiber skin from? I quite like it.
     
  8. TheSilverSky

    TheSilverSky Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone know what the model #/brand of the RAM is? I'm tempted to get one and upgrade the mSATA drives and RAM myself since its cheaper and they're easily accessible.
     
  9. dennis96411

    dennis96411 Notebook Consultant

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    I've got a 16 GB configuration from GenTech; slot 1 is Crucial, slot 2 is Transcend.

    Oh, and I posted this on TechInferno: Gigabyte P35W v2 - GTX 870M [6 GB]
    Would like to download the file, but I don't have 5 posts. :|
     
  10. Korporal

    Korporal Notebook Geek

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    How much did you have to pay for Customs & Duty to get it shipped into Canada?
     
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