The Gigabyte P2542G is a 15.6 inch laptop packing Intel Core i7 3610QM processor running at 2.3GHz clock speed and 6MB L3 cache. Graphics are handled by Nvidia GeForece GTX 660M that make it a perfect laptop for anybody and everybody. It packs full HD display, 8GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, Blu-ray writer and has good selection of ports – 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA – HD D-Sub, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Multi-port (USB / eSATA) and 1 x Ethernet – RJ-45 port.
This 15.6 inch laptop is framed with chrome to give it an expensive look. The screen is matte and packs 1920 x 1080 pixels making it ideal for businessmen, students and gamers. Chassis is well made and sturdy. Hinges are strong too and should hold well over a period of time. Keyboard is backlit which is a welcome addition for those who like to use their laptop in the dark. External monitors can be connected via VGA and HDMI.
Performance of the P2542G is exceptional and with 16078 points in 3DMark 06, we can easily recommend it for high end gaming. In PCMark 7 and PCMark Vantage benchmark tests,it got 4676 and 19870 points respectively. With all that performance, you just cannot expect good battery life. You will get around 3 hours of runtime on a single charge and under gaming test, you get just 1 hours of continuous runtime.
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