Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte U2442N
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.
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
Source: Ultrabook King 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%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
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
CommentNVIDIA 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.