Outside of being a tech junkie, I am a gearhead. I love cars, especially American iron built in the ’60’s & ’70’s. We have a term called a sleeper. It means that it’s an unassuming plain Jane car with the hardware where it counts and in a drag race from stop light to stop light, you’ll get your doors blown off. This is how I feel about the Gigabyte P2742G Gaming Laptop. Close up the laptop is pretty unassuming. The blacked out design with the optional orange top is without any fancy designs and tends to make people wonder “what does he have in that thing?” This is a gaming laptop that has game.
The Gigabyte P2742G can play modern PC games at a full 1080p resolution with decent image quality. Reducing the resolution allows the user to up the quality level. But let’s bring price into this equation. Price as configured is $1399.00 USD, In my opinion that’s not bad considering a high-end non gaming laptop can run upwards of $1100.00 without a SSD or discreet graphics card. Throw in the fact that a 1 TB hard drive is included with the option to remove the SSD and add another for RAID 0 performance and let the games begin.
Gigabyte has positioned the P2742G to be just on the lower edge of pricing scale while maintaining a performance level of higher priced laptops. Can the Gigabyte P2742G compete with today’s $2500 laptops? No, but it is not supposed to either. This isn’t a laptop for the elitist crowd, it is the every day gamer’s laptop. I’ve said before that one of the biggest contributing factors to any piece of hardware is its value, or bang for the buck and the Gigabyte P2742G delivers in a big way.