Inside Gigabyte P34W – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

We’re reviewing the ultra-slim gaming beast – Gigabyte P34W and as always before the review, we will reveal some important highlights. We’re going to take a look under the hood and see how Gigabyte has managed cram all these power-hungry components in a body with such restricted volume (14”, 20.9mm).

We remind you that the specific configuration that we currently have is equipped with Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphic card, 4030 mAh (61.25 Wh, 15.2V) battery and 128GB SSD (mSATA) + 1TB HDD.

You can check the current price of Gigabyte P34W here:


If you need to access just the RAM, you won’t have to remove the whole bottom panel. There’s a little cover in the center held by just one screw.




In order to gain full access, you have to remove 14 more screws. After that, pulling up the bottom cover is easy and you can reach everything you might need to service – the battery, 2.5” HDD, mSATA (6 Gbps), two RAM slots (in our case one of them is free), Wi-Fi module, BIOS battery, cooling system.

Speaking of the latter, two small fans share the heat coming from both the CPU and the GPU. The main air vents are on the back of the laptop, and of course, it has holes on the bottom panel for extra airflow to the fans and the heat pipes.







We would prefer M.2 slot instead of the mSATA, but it’s still impressive that Gigabyte has found enough space for additional storage.

These are the specific components we found in Gigabyte P34W’s body:

  • Battery: SIMPLO 961TA013F (GNC-J40)
  • 2.5” HDD: WD Blue WD10JPVX (1TB, 5400 rpm)
  • mSATA: LITE-ON LMT-128L9M (128GB)
  • RAM: Transcend, 8GB (1x 8192MB DDR3, 1600Mhz)
  • Wi-Fi: Intel Dual-Band Wireless AC-7260 (7260HMW)

You can check the current price of Gigabyte P34W here:

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments