Gigabyte U2442F


Gigabyte U2442FNotebook: Gigabyte U2442F (U2442 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1300 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 83.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 88%, features: 95%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gigabyte U2442F

80% Gigabyte i7 Notebook U2442F
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Gigabyte i7 Notebook U2442F measures 33.5x23x2cm, the last figure is thickness and the figure quoted is at the front add another.5cm at the rear. Gigibyte are best known for making motherboards for both desktop and notebook computers. They also make rather good notebooks as the motherboard is itself perhaps the single most important component in the notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
85% Gigabyte U2442F Ultrabook Review
Source: Techspot English
Without question the Gigabyte U2442F is cutting edge stuff when it comes to ultrabook performance. Armed with a 3rd-Gen Core i7 processor, plenty of memory, and a quality SSD, the U2442F is as capable as a high-end desktop. If you are looking for a powerful, high quality ultrabook capable of both work and play then the Gigabyte U2442F should fit the bill nicely.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Gigabyte U2442F Extreme notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Gigabyte's U2442F is a very good notebook overall, and except for a couple of issues with its build quality, we think it's well worth considering. Its configuration is the stand-out feature and it's an Ultrabook that will leave many similar-sized competitors in the dust, especially when it comes to gaming. Indeed, if you're looking for a gaming machine that's an Ultrabook, or if you're just looking for a powerful Ultrabook in general, you should go for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte U2442F review
Source: Techradar English
Overall, the Gigabyte U2442F is certainly worth considering. Its form factor makes for a far more appealing system than your average gaming laptop. The core components are spot on, and while the SSD is a little on the small side for a gaming machine, it certainly keeps proceedings running smoothly - you'll be the first into your games while your opponents are still loading. Our biggest beef is with the materials and build quality - we simply expect much more than what we've got here for the money. You shouldn't hear a rattle when you tap a £999 / US$1,099 / AU$1,499 laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Review: Gigabyte U2442F Ultrabook
Source: PC Authority English
Not only is the U2442F a great performer for the pricetag, but it feels like it could be the start of the company becoming a serious player in an area in which it has always been second rate, and focused on gimmicks over functionality and performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
95% GIGABYTE U2442F Ultrabook Laptop Review
Source: Tweaktown English
It eventually all works down to price and that is something that you'll have to ask yourself. Do I really need all of these features and premium options? What am I really going to be using the system for? $1299 is a lot of money to spend on a system that can be outperformed by similarly priced systems. But if you need portability and performance in the same machine, look no further as the machine fits that bill perfectly. Because of the above and the fact that the performance of this machine absolutely kills the other Ultrabooks we've tested, I'm awarding it TweakTown's Best Performance award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 80% performance: 95% features: 95% workmanship: 95%

Foreign Reviews

14''-Ultrabook im Vergleich mit Apple MacBook Air
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; good hardware configuration; very good performance Negative: heavy weight
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2013


NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Gigabyte: GIGABYTE Technology is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. Established in 1986, its major customers include custom boutique PC manufacturers such as Alienware. Secondary lines in the company's product portfolio include complete PCs, laptops, optical drives, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, cooling components, mobile phones and high end mobile phone products (PDA phone, TV phone etc.), networking equipment, power supplies, and a line of barebone mid and full sized ATX computer cases. Gigabyte laptop reviews are rare and the global laptop market share low.

83.83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-2093B3U
Core i5 3210M, 2.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y400-59360114
Core i7 3630QM, 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4t-5100
Core i5 3210M, 2.2 kg
» Alienware M14x, i7-3610QM
Core i7 3610QM, 3 kg
» Alienware M14x, i7-3720QM
Core i7 3720QM, 3 kg
» Samsung Q470
Core i3 2350M, 2.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Asus UX51VZ-XB71
Core i7 3632QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus UX51VZ-DB114H
Core i7 3632QM, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Asus UX51VZ-DB115H
Core i7 3632QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Samsung 550P5C-S05PL
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus N56VZ-S4165H
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Dell Inspiron 17R 7720-0408
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» HP Envy dv7-7335
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Samsung 550P7C-S0DDE
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Asus N56VZ-4338D
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G87Maii
Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» HP Envy dv7-7266er
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Asus UX51Vz-DH71
Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» HP Envy dv6-7214nr
Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus UX51VZ-CN036H
Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Eurocom W110ER Monster
Core i7 3820QM, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-73618G1.5TMAII
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H
Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus UX51VZ
Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Samsung 700Z7C-S01FR
Core i7 3615QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv6-7014nr
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Samsung 550P7C-S02UK
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 2.9 kg
» Asus N76VZ-V2G-T1002V
Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-28 (Update: 2013-02-28)