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Gigabyte P35K

Author(s)

Aaber

Introduction

Slim yet powerful Notebook.

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Specifications

NameGigabyte P35K
ProcessorIntel Core i7 4700HQ
Screen15.6 Zoll IPS, 16:9, 1920×1080
RAM8 - 16GB
HDD1TB HDD 5200rpm
2x mSATA SSD possible
Optical DriveSuper Multi DVD RW
HDD Caddy included
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel 2230 N + Bluetooth V4.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYesFn + Brightness control is possible in 100 Steps… Have to find a improvement.
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
Graphics ChipYesIntel/NVidia running with bumblebee without problems
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI PortYesTV running with sound & image
mSATAYesI installed a 32GB Samsung 830 and Micron M500 with 480GB Swecure Boot is working
SoundYesFn + Volume keys not yet working
Bulti-in MicrophoneYes
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYes
Touch PadYes
Suspend/ResumeYes
Keyboard BacklightYes

Notes

RAM can be upgraded by a screw and a service hatch. Installing the mSATA SSD's has to be done by removing the whole bottom cover. The Subwoofer cable has to be disconnected via the service hatch first.
According to Gigabyte Service this does not void the Warranty. Once opened only the CPU+Graphic cooling system does have two “Warranty void if removed” stickers.
I use my laptop with the hdd caddy which is left empty instead of the DVD ROM since the drive will open if the laptop is put onto the belly. Additionally you save some hundred grams.

Summary

Installation of openSUSE worked out of the box with SecureBoot on a freshly installed mSATA SSD.
Thanks to bumblebee the NVIDIA Card is disabled on the Desktop and the system runs almost all the time without the cooling fan. Seems to be more quiet than Windows 8.1.
If you start gaming you definitively hear the fans revving up.


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p35k.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/12 13:04 by aaber
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