Gigabyte U2442N

Specifications

Gigabyte U2442NNotebook: Gigabyte U2442N (U2442 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.69kg
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).

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.


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": 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.


1.69 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.


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
Core i5 3317U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio SVS1312Q9ES
Core i3 3110M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-33214G52
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-53214G50Maii
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.468 kg
» Samsung 700Z5C-S02DE
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P875-31P
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G12Mas
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung 700Z5C-S01IT
Core i7 3615QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-771G-53218G50Makk
Core i5 3210M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X6-9120
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P855-10G
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire V5 Touch
unknown, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-73614G50Makk
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 3.2 kg
» Acer Aspire TimeLineU M5-581TG-73516G25Mass
Core i7 2637M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-6736
Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G52Mass
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.179 kg
» Dell XPS 15 (L521X)
Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-581TG-9825
Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Dell XPS 15-L521X
Core i7 3612QM, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
Core i7 3612QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S1311AGXB
Core i7 3520M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-S151190X
Core i5 3210M, 15.5", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52464G52Mnk
Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G1TMakk
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-2464g520mnkk
Core i5 2467M, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire M3-581TG-7376G25Mnkk
Core i7 2637M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-10- 2 (Update: 2012-10- 2)