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Gigabyte U2142 Series

Gigabyte U2142-2117UProcessor: Intel Core i5 3337U, Intel Pentium 2117U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.60 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.466kg
Price: 750, 1000 euro
Average Score: 70.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
performance: 69%, features: 71%, display: 69%, mobility: 91%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 84%

 

Gigabyte U2142-CF1

Specifications

Gigabyte U2142-CF1Notebook: Gigabyte U2142-CF1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage
 U2142-CF1 (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Gigabyte U2142 Ultrabook Convertible Full Review
Source: Ultrabook News English Archive.org version
The Gigabyte U2142 Ultarbook convertible is a well-built device with a great keyboard. The plentiful ports are a major highlight of the U2142 — it’s nice not to have to juggle between three USB devices when you’ve only got two ports (like on all too many Ultrabooks). Two full-size output options (HDMI and VGA) make it easy to use two external displays (along with the built-in display if you’d like) for serious desktop productivity. Performance is spot on in the U2142 and RAM is easily upgradable to extend unit life, thanks to a quick access hatch on the bottom of the device. Battery life is lower than some other options out there, but keep in mind that this is an 11.6-inch unit with a 40Wh battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2013
Gigabyte U2142 Unboxing: an 11.6″ Ultrabook Convertible Packed with Ports
Source: Ultrabook News English Archive.org version
The build quality on the U2142 is impressive — not unusual for Gigabtye. The whole unit feels very solid, and the clever combination of brushed metal and plastic makes the U2142 feel premium even though it starts under $1000.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2013

Foreign Reviews

60% Ultrabook mit Tablet-Modus
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: very good performance; very good port variety Negative: disappointing input devices
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Leichtgewichtiger Convertible
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: ultra-light weight Negative: input devices unconvincing
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2013

 

Gigabyte U2142-2117U

Specifications

Gigabyte U2142-2117UNotebook: Gigabyte U2142-2117U
Processor: Intel Pentium 2117U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.466kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Gigabyte homepage

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81% Review Gigabyte U2142-2117U Convertible | Notebookcheck
Conservative. A twist-and-tilt hinge, a matte display, large input devices and a Pentium processor - this doesn't sound like a truly exciting combination. But the manufacturer manages to combine this traditional approach with a slim, sleek chassis. So does Gigabyte stand a chance against the many competing sliders and convertibles?

 

Comment

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.

In the notebook sector, Gigabyte is a medium player and does not belong to the Top 10 manufacturers globally. There are many reviews on Gigabyte laptops with average ratings, but there are only few reviews on Gigabyte tablets. Gigabyte does not play a role in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge): In the mobile Ivy Bridge Celeron and Pentium CPUs integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs) and only one texture sampler - compared to the GT2 HD Graphics 4000.

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


Intel Core i5:

3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Pentium:

2117U: Ultra Low Voltage Dual-core processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Ivy Bridge core are deactivated.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.4 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

1.466 kg:


70.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Devices with the same GPU

Asus Transformer Book TX300CA-C4023H
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Core i5 3317U, 13.30", 1.9 kg
Asus Transformer Book T100-DK002H
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Atom Z3740, 10.10", 1.1 kg

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HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 11.60", 1 kg
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HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 11.60", 1.4 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2013-07- 1 (Update: 2013-07- 1)