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Slim yet powerful Notebook.
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|Processor||Intel Core i7 4700HQ|
|Screen||15.6 Zoll IPS, 16:9, 1920×1080|
|RAM||8 - 16GB|
|HDD||1TB HDD 5200rpm
2x mSATA SSD possible
|Optical Drive||Super Multi DVD RW
HDD Caddy included
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Intel 2230 N + Bluetooth V4.0
|Screen||Yes||Fn + Brightness control is possible in 100 Steps… Have to find a improvement.|
|Graphics Chip||Yes||Intel/NVidia running with bumblebee without problems|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Port||Yes||TV running with sound & image|
|mSATA||Yes||I installed a 32GB Samsung 830 and Micron M500 with 480GB Swecure Boot is working|
|Sound||Yes||Fn + Volume keys not yet working|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
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.
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.