|CPU||Intel I7-5700HQ Broadwell, 4C/8T|
|GPU||GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5|
|RAM||8GB DDR3 1600MHZ|
|HDD||1TB 7200RPM HDD|
|Screen||1080p, eDP, IPS|
|Weight||5.07 lbs (~ 2.3kg)|
link (Thanks Joao for this deal!)
The Gigabyte P35Xv4 is Gigabytes’ previous generation top 15.6″ gaming laptop. It comes with a GTX 980M 8GB, I7-5700HQ Broadwell CPU, 8GB DDR3L RAM, 1080p IPS display and weighs only ~2.3kg.
For a laptop with a GTX 980M it’s a very low price which makes this one a very cost effective gaming laptop, if you can utilize its power. It’s easily the most cost effective, on average, in terms of gaming performance/price, maybe surpassed or matches by laptops with GTX 970M for $1000.
What you won’t get:
- Cool chassis or low temps of CPU and GPU
- Good speakers
- Quiet operation
- Thunderbolt 3
The GTX 980M delivers around 20-30% higher performance, on average (depends on the game). I would consider this deal carefully, because although tempting, you might prefer, eventually, a laptop with a GTX 970M (or even a 965M!), but more full features or considerably cheaper. A thunderbolt 3 port or some eGPU solution (like Alienware Amplifier) could also be more cost effective and attractive, because remember that in the bottom line, a GTX 970M is a powerful GPU.