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Gigabyte U2442N

Specifications

Gigabyte U2442N
Gigabyte U2442N (U2442 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M - 2048 MB, Core: 625 - 709 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3-VRAM, ForceWare 296.68, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4096 MB Transcend DDR3-1333 CL9, 2 Slots
Display
14.0 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, LG LP140WD2-TLD2, TN, LED-Backlight, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
Crucial RealSSD M4-CT128M4SSD3, 128 GB 
, + Western Digital Scorpio Blue 750GB (5400 rpm)
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones + Microphone (each 3.5 mm jack), Card Reader: SD card reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 339 x 233 ( = 0.83 x 13.35 x 9.17 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4000 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 90 W power adapter, Leather bag, Driver CD, User's Manual, Gigabyte Smart Manager, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.69 kg ( = 59.61 oz / 3.73 pounds), Power Supply: 250 g ( = 8.82 oz / 0.55 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro

 

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 90%, features: 74%, display: 71% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Gigabyte U2442N

81% Review Gigabyte U2442N Notebook | Notebookcheck
Ultra-mobile without Compromise? Ultrabook-slim yet high performance? The new Gigabyte U2442N promises just that and it delivers thanks to a HDD-SSD combo and the GT 640M graphics card.
80% Gigabyte Notebook
Source: Gadgetspeak English
A name I know for powerful PCs, here a notebook running Windows 8, it does however not have ‘touch’. So is it a desirable thing to have a fast powerful notebook that runs an operating system that uses a front end that restricts it? This Gigabyte Notebook measures 33x27x1.5cm and weighs 1.7kilos.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100%
70% Gigabyte U2442N review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If we were going by specs and price alone, this game-worthy Ultrabook with its innovative dual storage system would get our recommendation. Unfortunately, the Gigabyte U2442N’s average design, mediocre if high-res screen, indifferent touchpad and poor battery life put a spoke in that wheel. If you’re after a powerhouse ultraportable that you can play at least some games on and are willing to live with its faults, then the U2442N is definitely worth considering. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to hope Gigabyte’s next slim gaming effort improves on this admirable but ultimately flawed effort.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

63% Gigabyte U2442 im Ultrabook Test
Source: Ultrabook King German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 63% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%
91% Klassisch, schlank und leistungsorientiert
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 85%
Обзор Gigabyte U2442N: мощный и недорогой игровой ультрабук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: The price; aluminum case; 14-inch matte screen and high resolution; excellent SSD-drive; sufficient memory; powerful discrete graphics. Negative: Battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2012

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Middle class graphics card of the 600M series based on the 28nm GK107 chip (Kepler architecture).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.69 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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.


77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Gigabyte U2442V
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3317U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire V3-471-73814G50Ma
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire V3-471G-53214G75Makk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 2.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire M3-581TG-33214G52
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-53214G50Maii
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.468 kg
Samsung 700Z5C-S02DE
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G12Mas
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Samsung 700Z5C-S01IT
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3615QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Cyberpower Xplorer X6-9120
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite P855-10G
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Acer Aspire V5 Touch
GeForce GT 640M, unknown, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-73614G50Makk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 3.2 kg
Acer Aspire TimeLineU M5-581TG-73516G25Mass
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 2637M, 15.6", 2 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-6736
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G52Mass
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.179 kg
Dell XPS 15 (L521X)
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-9825
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell XPS 15-L521X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM, 16.0", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM, 17.3", 3 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S151190X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52464G52Mnk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G1TMakk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-2464g520mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-7376G25Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 2637M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-9326
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 2637M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P855
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.95 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52466G52Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581T-32364G34Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 2367M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-10- 2 (Update: 2012-10- 2)