[EXPIRED] Gigabyte P25Wv2 15.6″ gaming laptop, I7-4710MQ, GTX 870M, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, 1080p IPS for $1000

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Gigabyte P25Wv2 main specifications
CPU I7-4710MQ (2.5-3.5GHZ)
GPU GTX 870M 3GB Kepler
RAM 8GB DDR3
HDD 1TB HDD, 7200RPM
Screen 1080p IPS
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 6.17 lbs (~2.8kg)

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Gigabyte P25Wv2 Reviews
  • P25Xv2 (880M)

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Gigabyte P25Wv2So this fairly unknown gaming machine which was selling for around $1400-$1500 before, is now selling for $1000 with an I7, GTX 870M GPU and an 1080p IPS display. That’s a very good combination for $1000 and the fastest for gaming. I’ve found no reviews of this model, but the bigger sister P25Xv2 was thoroughly reviewed and the conclusions are that it does have some weak points – high case heat and CPU throttling and a so-so keyboard. Speakers are also mediocre. Build quality is considered to be mediocre by this review.

So, it’s a good deal for such components and performance, but you have to weigh it against other laptops and think if this is what suits you. The Acer VN7-591G above will get considerably less hot, has an M.2 port available, more lightweight, keyboard is good, it costs $100 less and probably speakers are better.

The P25Wv2 main advantage is the 870M which has some 30% advantage on average, over the 860M, but you’ll pay in lower keyboard quality and higher heat. There is no clear winner here, in my opinion, but remember that for around $230-$300 more you can even now get a GTX 970M equipped machine with an IPS display (Clevo P650SE / Sager NP8651) and the 970M is around 30-40% faster than the 870M and costs less in heat.

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