Thursday, February 7th 2013

Gigabyte Announces U2442 Extreme Ultrabook

GIGABYTE announced the U2442 Extreme Ultrabook GeForce GT 650M and GT 730M graphics options. The U2442 is exceptionally designed with an elegant shuttle streamline design in a sleek form factor between 18.5 - 21mm and weighs in at just 1.59kg/1.69kg. Designed to bring you ultra-performance, it is powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M / GT 650M discrete graphics. The U2442 Ultrabook is able to pack a 256GB mSATA SSD and a large 750GB/1TB HDD into its super slim body. The dual-storage system provides the user with speed and massive storage options. Do away with external storage with the Extreme Ultrabook.
GIGABYTE U2442 Ultra Performance with Sleek Design
The NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / GT 730M discrete graphics reaches 3DMark Vantage at 9,587 / 8610 points. The U2442 has a dual air vent design (one for CPU and one for GPU) that efficiently eliminates heat and keeps noise to a minimum. Despite the powerful features and thin form factor, the unique venting system is able to effectively keep the notebook from overheating. It also boasts an automatic light sensing backlit keyboard. This excellent feature adjusts the light to external conditions and this allows for work to get done even under low light conditions.

GIGABYTE U2442 Ultra Performance with Entertainment Enjoyment
The U2442 also provides an awesome audio and multimedia experience with a fantastic HD+ display and THX TruStudio Pro audio technology. THX TruStudio Pro groundbreaking audio technology comes equipped on the U2442 and is designed to provide outstanding performance by effectively eliminating sound distortion, enhancing volume and reinforcing even the smallest details of the sound. Enjoy high definition entertainment with HDMI 1.4 on external displays! GIGABYTE's brilliant design team has developed the Smart Switch Technology in Windows 8 to help you access general start-up functions from your desktop screen itself making it easy and convenient for you.

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5 Comments on Gigabyte Announces U2442 Extreme Ultrabook

now if this has a nice screen, I am sold. If it has the generic 1366x768.
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Steven B
its deff 1600x900, none glossy. I have the U2442(non extreme, there are a crapload of versions but all called U2442(odd naming choice considering there is no naming scheme)) but with gt640 and i can play BFBC2 online(medium res), it is pretty cool gaming ultrabook, batter could be better tho, you have to change some power settings for it to be. It really is a pretty nice ultrabook, but it is one the edge of a ultrabook. I always get comments, people say, it looks like a mac, i tell them it might look like one but its got much better hardware, you can get it configured however you want.

i love how it looks, its even got a dual exhaust like a car with dual exhaust haha, its cool. When i travel to see my folks i take this, and i get my dose of BFBC2.

Also if you do buy one, check out the trackpad's settings, you will want to change some of them as there are some really cool features not enabled by default, like for instance the touchpad wont turn off while typing unless you enable that feature, nor can you scroll with the edges unless you enable that feature. However some things are enabled by default, like finger moments and palm detection for zoom and accident touching. The wifi is pretty good as well, and the bootup is SUPER fast, prob b/c of SSD + 3rd gen CPU and chipset.
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im looking forward to a new machine and this looks like the one. I was going to go with a sony vaio S, but the screen feels like it is about to snap off.
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I always feel like any vaio model is about $100-250 overpriced. Hopefully these prices will be reasonable when it hit the street.
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