Gigabyte Unveils New Intel Haswell Core i7 Powered Gaming Laptops, P25W and P27K

Posted on 04. Jun, 2013 by in Laptops, Laptops

Gigabyte P27K backSoon Gigabyte will make available two new gaming laptops that feature some of Intel’s new quad-core Core i7 4th gen. Haswell processors and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 700M graphics cards. The new models will be called Gigabyte P25W and Gigabyte P27K. Gigabyte plans to offer the P25W with a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD and the P27K will have a 17.3-inch 1080p LCD.

Both models aren’t designed to compete with the other new Gigabyte gaming laptops for 2013 which include the 14-inch Gigabyte P34G Ultrablade and 15.6-inch Gigabyte P35K Ultrablade. The P25W and P27K are considerably heavier at over six pounds each than the new Ultrablades and the P25W and P27K also measure more than one and a half inches thick while the Ultrablades are under one inch thick.

However the P25W and P27K do offer different case designs than the Ultrablades. The design for the P25W and P27K are more in-tune with other gaming laptops on the market while the Ultrablade series look like Ultrabooks. The P25W has the more toned down design compared to the hard lines you see featured on the P27K’s case.

Check out both models in the gallery below:

The Gigabyte P25W will be coming equipped with a 4th gen. Haswell Intel Core i7 quad-core processor that hasn’t been named yet. Graphics power for the P25W will come from the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M GDDR5 3GB discrete GPU which has DirectX 11.1 support, Nvidia Optimus Technology, and more. For storage you get three storage bays that can have up to 1.5TB worth of storage drives included with a setup that includes two 256GB SSD’s and a 1TB HDD in Raid 0 for max performance. The P25W has two slots for RAM with a max. of 16GB supported by the models motherboard, Gigabyte will offer 4GB and 8GB DDR3 1600MHz configurations from the factory.

The P27K will also have a yet unnamed Haswell Intel Core i7 quad-core processor. Graphics power will come from the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M 2GB GDDR5 discrete GPU which has DirectX 11.1 support, Optimus Technology, and more. You also have the ability to have up to three storage drives in the P27K, but Gigabyte will offer up to 2.25TB (two 1TB HDD and a 256GB SSD) for the P27K with Raid 0 performance optimization. You will get three slots for RAM with the P27K and the motherboard for this model supports RAM upgrades up to 32GB, but Gigabyte will only offer up t0 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz memory from the factory.

At this time Gigabyte hasn’t announced pricing or a release date for the P25W and P27K. The two notebooks have only been shown for the trade show Computex which is happening now in Taipei, Taiwan. We should hear more about these two models and the entire new line of Haswell based Gigabyte laptops in the ensuing months.

You can check out the full specifications for the Gigabyte P25W and P27K gaming laptops below.

ModelGigabyte P25W
OSWindows 8
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
CPUFuture 4th gen Intel® Core™ processors
Display15.6″ Full HD 1920×1080 LCD
System Memory4/8GB DDRIIIL 1600, 2 slots (Max 16GB)
ChipsetIntel® 8 series chipset
Video GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M GDDR5 3GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Storage*Supports Triple-Storage System
128/256GB mSATA SSD
128/256GB mSATA SSD + 128/256GB mSATA SSD
128GB/256GB mSATA SSD + 500GB/750GB/1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm SSHD (Hybrid HDD) 5400/7200rpm
128GB/256GB mSATA SSD + 128GB/256GB mSATA SSD + 500GB/750GB/1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm SSHD (Hybrid HDD) 5400/7200rpm
128GB/256GB mSATA SSD + 500GB/750GB/1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD 5400/7200rpm
128GB/256GB mSATA SSD + 128GB/256GB mSATA SSD + 500GB/750GB/1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD 5400/7200rpm
500GB/750GB/1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD 5400/7200rpm*The storage size may differ between different countries and regions. Please confirm with the local dealers or retailers for the latest specifications.
Optical Disk DriveBlu-ray Rewritable Drive with BDXL Support
Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive
Super Multi DVD RW
I/O PortUSB(3.0)*2, eSATA/USB(2.0) Combo*1, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader(SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro), DC-in Jack
Audio1.5 Watt Speaker*4, Woofer speaker*1, Microphone
CommunicationsLAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0
Webcam1.3 Megapixel
SecurityKensington Lock
BatteryLi-ion 8-cell, 5700mAh, 86.18Wh
Dimensions392(W) x 263(D) x 32.1~38.3(H) mm
Weight~2.8kg (w/ODD and 8-cell battery)
ModelGigabyte P27K
OSWindows 8
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
CPUFuture 4th gen Intel® Core™ processors
Display17.3″ Full HD 1920×1080 LCD
System Memory4/8GB DDRIIIL 1600, 3 slots (Max 24GB)
ChipsetIntel® 8 series chipset
Video GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M GDDR5 2GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Storage*Supports Triple-storage System
750GB 2.5″ 9.5mm Hybrid HDD 7200rpm
128GB mSATA SSD + 1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD 5400rpm
256GB mSATA SSD + 1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD 5400rpm+1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD 5400rpm*The storage size may differ between different countries and regions. Please confirm with the local dealers or retailers for the latest specifications.
Optical Disk DriveBlu-Ray DVD Combo Drive
12.7mm Super Multi DVD RW
I/O PortUSB(3.0)*2, eSATA/USB(3.0) Combo*1, USB(2.0)*1, HDMI, D-Sub, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, 9-in-1 card reader(SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/RS MMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Dou), DC-in jack, S/PDIF Out
Audio2 Watt Speaker*2, Microphone
CommunicationsLAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0
Webcam2.0 Megapixel
SecurityKensington Lock
BatteryLi-ion 8-cell, 5200mAh, 76.96Wh
Dimensions413(W) x 277.5(D) x 17.5~48.8(H) mm
Weight~3.2kg (w/ODD and 8-cell battery)

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