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Gigabyte P34W V3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Gigabyte P34W V3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and durability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality and energy efficiency.

performance, portability, design, durability, usability

battery, sound, energy, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Gigabyte P34W V3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Gigabyte P34W v3 gaming laptop review


Meet the Gigabyte P34W v3 gaming laptop, the latest in the Taiwanese tech maker's P34 line-up, which we favourably looked at last year. It sports a 14-inch design with a slim 20.9mm-thick chassis, yet packs in a full-fat Intel Core i7 processor, the...

While Apple's MacBook range has set the bar pretty high for laptop design, Gigabyte's gaming effort is not too shabby. The P34W sports an almost all-black aluminium design that measures up at a slim 20.9mm, looks good and feels solid in the hand, but...

The Gigabyte P34W v3's high performance and gaming potential does come with a couple of drawbacks, and you'll find yourself looking for a power socket often if you do plonk your cash down. Battery life is rather abysmal, and that's not even when...

Gigabyte's P34 series has a new winner in the P34W v3 in terms of raw gaming performance, and its compact and light size makes it great for taking on the move - we just wish its battery life lasted a lot longer and it didn't get so hot, as that stops...

Jun, 2015

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Gigabyte P34W v3 Gaming Laptop Review


The refreshed ultra portable 14" P34W v3 gaming laptop has a great specification, but ultimately fails with heat and noise issues.

Great specification ; Lightweight ; Decent IPS screen

Poor cooling system ; Very noisy under load ; Low gaming performance using battery

At £1,300 the 14" P34W v3 packs a pretty fine specification into its ultra thin form factor. With a single GTX970M graphics with 3GB of VRAM, 8GB of RAM @ 1600Mhz, a Quad Core i7-4720HQ CPU with a turbo speed of 3.6Ghz and plenty of storage in the...

Expert review by : Michael Wall (

Gigabyte P34Wv3 Review


While Gigabyte's new 14-inch P34Wv3 looks like a simple Ultrabook, inside you'll find an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M and a fourth generation Intel Core i7 CPU. This gaming ultra-portable can stand toe-to-toe with many 17-inch gaming rigs.

Well built chassis ; Understated designs makes it a perfect fit for the office ; Excellent Performance ; Lightweight

Sup par audio ; Limited configuration options ; Heating issues and GPU Throttling ; With a well built tasteful design and an impressive array of specs the P34Wv3 feels like the perfect marriage of portability and performance. The only thing marring the...

With a well built tasteful design and an impressive array of specs the P34Wv3 feels like the perfect marriage of portability and performance. The only thing marring the overall package is its thermal issues.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Gigabyte P34W v3 Notebook Review


GTX 970M in a 14-inch laptop. What happens when you cram a 2.6 GHz i7-4720HQ CPU and an Nvidia GTX 970M together in an ultrathin 14-inch form factor? You get one of the fastest and truly portable gaming notebooks around - albeit one with some thermal...

Extremely powerful considering the small form factor, Very thin and lightweight for a high-end gaming notebook, Excellent gaming performance, High quality 1080p IPS matte display, Easy maintenance and accessibility, mSATA + 2.5-inch SATA III storage,...

Loud fan noise, Potential throttling issues when gaming, High surface temperatures, No dedicated macro keys, Cannot configure CPU or GPU, No QHD or 120/144 Hz display options, No RAID support, CPU and GPU not upgradeable, Reduced performance on...

The P34W v3 isn't just a fast 14-inch gaming notebook, it's one of the fastest gaming notebooks in any size category. This is a small and lightweight notebook that is on par with hulking 17.3-inch models with GTX 880M GPUs. The hardware is well-made...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Angelini (

Gigabyte P34W v3 Gaming Laptop Review


Gigabyte's P34W v3 is one of the only two 14-inch gaming notebooks with GeForce GTX 970M graphics. Can portability and performance really coexist?

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:3


Battery capacity (Watt hours):61.25
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:15.2


Front Camera: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ad
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:150


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H87 / Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I7-4710HQ / I7-4720HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78930 / 78934
Processor code:SR1PX / SR1Q8
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.09