GIGABYTE has recently unleashed the is slim yet powerful gaming laptop, the Gigabyte P35K Ultrablade; powered with the latest 4th gen Intel Core i7 Haswell quad-core processor and a GeForce GTX 765M discrete graphics processor. The P35K also features a quad-storage system with a combined max storage capacity of up to 3TB. It also features a removable DVD-ROM/HDD slot, including an exceptional 1080p Full HD IPS display, a high-quality stereo subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater sound quality optimization technology. Please continue reading below and find out more about the Gigabyte P35K features, specs, price, and where you can buy.
GIGABYTE P35K Features
The Gigabyte P35K runs on Windows 8 (Pro) operating system offering significant improvement in speed, security, and reliability. I know there are lots of people who prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8, but Windows 8 is not that bad at all once you become used to it. Too bad the display is not touched so you can’t take advantage of the touch feature of Windows 8.
It features a 15.6-inch Full HD (IPS) LCD Display at 1920×1080 with an anti-glare feature, perfect for your gaming needs. The Gigabyte P35K is powered by the latest 4th gen Intel Core i7-4700HQ Quad-Core Haswell processor with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600. When in gaming mode, graphics processing is handled by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M discrete graphics processor with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory and supports NVIDIA Optimus, NVIDIA PhysX, and DirectX11 Technology.
The Gigabyte P35K is able to pack up to two 512GB mSATA SSD and two 1TB HDD (total up to 3TB of storage), thanks to its quad-storage hybrid system. It’s able to deliver 1000MB/s and 850MB/s read/write speeds with the mSATA SSD in RAID 0 mode. Gamers and graphics designers would definitely benefit this feature.
It features a removable ODD/HDD slot giving gamers the freedom of slotting in the device according to your own preference. Likewise, gamers can slot in an empty case to maximize mobility and travel light. The Gigabyte P35K also features an Electroluminescence backlit keyboard – an automatic light sensing backlit keyboard that adjusts the light to external conditions proving a better typing and gaming experience when in dimly lit or dark room conditions.
Most gaming laptops are bulky and heavy, but not the Gigabyte P35K. It has a super slim body design with only 21mm at its thickest point and weighs only around 2.2kg. Check the rest of its features from the specifications table below. Obviously this will compete with the Razer Blade 14 and MSI GS70 Stealth who also features a slim body.
GIGABYTE P35K Specifications
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
||4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4-3.4GHz
||15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 IPS LCD
15.6-inch Full HD 1920×1080 LCD
||4/8GB DDRIIIL 1600, 2 slots (Max 16GB)
||Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset
||Intel HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GDDR5 2GB
Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
||Supports Quadruple-Storage System
128/256GB mSATA SSD
128/256GB mSATA SSD + 500/750GB/1TB 2.5″ SSHD (Hybrid HDD) 5400/7200rpm
128/256GB mSATA SSD + 500/750GB/1TB 2.5″ HDD 5400/7200rpm
128/256GB mSATA SSD + 128/256GB mSATA SSD + 500/750GB/1TB 2.5″ HDD 5400/7200rpm
500/750GB/1TB 2.5″ HDD 5400/7200rpm
|Optical Disk Drive
||Blu-ray Rewritable Drive with BDXL Support
Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive
Super Multi DVD RW
||2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI, D-sub, RJ46, Mic-in, Earphone-out (SPDIF), SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
||1.5 Watt Speaker x2, Woofer speaker, Microphone, Dolby Home Theater v4
||LAN 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n
||Li-Polymer, 11.1V, 75.81Wh
||385(W) x 270(D) x 21(H) mm
||~2.16kg (w/6-cell battery)
~2.26kg (w/ODD and 6-cell battery)
Price and Where to Buy
Currently, the price of the Gigabyte P35K or the price of their respective configurations is unknown. Gigabyte hasn’t disclosed them yet, but we will have this information as well as where you can buy one shortly.
Based on the features and specifications alone, I’m sure the Gigabyte P35K Ultrablade gaming laptop won’t be cheap. It might be priced around $1,500 or higher depending on its configuration.
The Gigabyte P35K release date is expected to be sometime in the Q4 of 2013. Stay tuned as I will update this once the P35K becomes available to order.
UPDATE: Check out the available variants, with the latest pricing, of the Gigabyte P35 gaming notebook here for the US, and here for the UK.