We have previously features Gigabyte Q1532 series laptops and like them both. The Q1532N features an Intel Core i5 CPU with all the bells and whistles you would expect from an upper-end laptop. The Q1532M dual-core Celeron, with the same sized 15.6″ screen, offered real good value for money.
Now, the Gigabyte Q1532M with the i3 2350M CPU, available at R5 899, comes with a backlit LED 15.6-inch screen in 1366 x 768 pixel wide screen size.
The i3 2350M is a Sandy Bridge dual core Intel CPU with 3 megabyte of cache and a clock speed of 2.3GHz. Not too shabby at all!
Clear graphics comes through the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card which is integrated in the i3 2350M CPU and shares the fast level 3 cache (3072KB) with 4 cores of the CPU.
The Q1532M also features the THX TruStudio Pro™ technology that delivers crisp and clear sound, delivered through 2 x 2 Watt stereo speakers. The speakers are set so that it does not interfere with the internal microphone when you connect to, for instance, Skype. Talking of which, the Gigabyte Q1532M also sports a 1.3 Megapixel web cam.
The finish of the Q1532M is typical Gigabyte quality. The black laptop casing is made of strong materials and is fingerprint resistant.
Gigabyte Q1532M i3 2350M laptop specifications:
|CPU||Intel® Core i3 2350 Mobile Processor (Sandy Bridge)|
|Display||15.6″ 1366×768 LED backlight|
|System Memory||2GB/4GB DDRIII, 2 slots (Max 8GB)|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel® HM65 Express Chipsets|
|Video Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Family|
|Storage||320GB 2.5″ 9.5mm SATA HDD 5400rpm|
|Optical Disk Drive||12.7mm Super Multi DVD RW|
|I/O Port||USB2.0 x 1, USB3.0 x 2, HDMI, D-Sub, RJ45, eSATA,
Mic-in, Earphone-out, DC-in jack
9-in-1 card reader (SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/RS MMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Dou)
|Audio||2 Watt Speakers x 2, Internal Mic-in|
|Communications||LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Base-T
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V3.0+HS
|Webcam||1.3 Mega Pixel|
|Battery||Li-ion 6 cell|
|Dimensions||374(W) x 250 (D) x 14.3~37.2 (H) mm|
|Weight||~2.6kg (w/ODD and 6-cell battery)|
While you might end up using the Q1532M for hours watching movies or chatting over Skype you will also find this laptop a complement to your business. The full-size keyboard is spacious and has a numeric keypad for when working those accounting numbers.
Furthermore, to quote Asus:
“Enjoy mobility with Wi-Fi by connecting at places like your home, the office and coffee shops. Bluetooth 3.0 is another excellent feature that provides fast and easy wireless data transfers, great for sharing data and media (music, photos, videos) between devices in close proximity.”