Gigabyte P27K Haswell Gaming Laptop: Specs, Price and Where to BuyPublished on September 20th, 2013 | by Peter Paul
GIGABYTE has recently unleashed the a new powerful gaming laptop, the GIGABYTE P27K; a 17-inch gaming laptop powered by the latest 4th gen Intel Core i7 Haswell quad core processor and a GeForce GTX 765M discrete graphics processor. The Gigabyte P27K also features a triple-storage, one mSATA SSD and 2x HDD, with max storage capacity of up to 2,256GB. It also features a nice 1080p Full HD anti-glare display, with Sound Blaster Cinema sound quality optimization technology. According to Gigabyte, the P27K is a stylish “must have” ultimate gaming laptop. Check out its features, specs, price and availability below.
GIGABYTE P27K Features
The Gigabyte P27K runs on Windows 8 (Pro) operating system offering significant improvement in speed, security and reliability. Many of you might not want a Windows 8 OS, and you can fully install a Windows 7 OS instead. The P27K doesn’t have a touch screen display anyway, so the touch features of the Windows 8 is pretty much useless.
The Gigabyte P27K features a 17.3-inch Full HD LCD Display at 1920×1080 with anti-glare feature, the best configuration for gaming purposes. Like its slim brother P35K, the 27K is also powered by a 4th gen Intel Haswell Core i7-4700HQ Quad Core processor with clock speeds of 2.4GHz to 3.4GHz, and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600. However, graphics processing is handled by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M discrete graphics processor when it’s time to play some games or run some graphics intensive applications. The GTX 765M has 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory, and supports NVIDIA Optimus, NVIDIA PhysX and DirectX11 Technology.
The Gigabyte P27K gaming laptop has 1x mSATA that supports up to 256GB SSD and 2x SATA slots for two 1TB HDD. It also has built-in 3 DIMM memory slots that are expandable up to 24GB of DDR3L SDRAM. It also features the same Electroluminescene backlit keyboard that the P35K has. The backlit keyboard features an automatic light sensing that adjusts the light to external conditions.
Although the Gigabyte P27K is not a slim gaming laptop, it features an eye-catching orange and black color combination and a stylish design. Based on the specifications above, clearly the Gigabyte P27K is a direct competitor of other gaming laptops, like the Asus G750, MSI GE70, and Toshiba Qosmio X75.
GIGABYTE P27K Specifications
|Operating System||Windows 8
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
|Processor||4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4-3.4GHz|
|Display||17.3-inch Full HD 1920x1080 LCD|
|System Memory||4GB/8GB DDR3L 1600, 3 slots (Max 24GB)|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset|
|Video Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GDDR5 2GB
Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
|Storage||Supports Triple-storage System
750GB 2.5" 9.5mm Hybrid HDD 7200rpm
128GB mSATA SSD + 1TB 2.5" 9.5mm HDD 5400rpm
256GB mSATA SSD + 1TB 2.5" 9.5mm HDD 5400rpm+1TB 2.5" 9.5mm HDD 5400rpm
|Optical Disk Drive||Blu-Ray DVD Combo Drive
Super Multi DVD RW
|I/O Port||2x USB 3.0, eSATA/USB3.0 Combo, USB 2.0, HDMI, D-Sub, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, 9-in-1 card reader(SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/RS MMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Dou), DC-in jack, S/PDIF Out|
|Audio||2 Watt Speakers, Microphone, Sound Blaster Cinema|
|Communications||LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
|Battery||Li-ion 8-cell, 5200mAh, 76.96Wh|
|Dimensions||413(W) x 277.5(D) x 17.5~48.8(H) mm|
|Weight||~3.2kg (w/ODD and 8-cell battery)|
Price and Where to Buy
The Gigabyte P27K is (surprisingly) already available to order online. Currently the Gigabyte P27K-CF2 with Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 17.3″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display, 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory, 128GB mSATA SSD + 1TB Hard Drive, Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, sells for $1,529. Check out more Gigabyte Gaming Notebooks here.