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Gigabyte announces Q21 lightweight laptop

Gigabyte Q21 ultrabook with Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail-M processor
Gigabyte Q21 ultrabook
This new 11.6-inch machine has a Bay Trail-M Intel Celeron processor under the hood, Gigabyte's Dual-Storage system as an optional feature and comes loaded with Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 with Bing.

Gigabyte announced earlier today the Q21 lightweight laptop with Windows 8.1/Windows 8.1 with Bing and a choice of two Intel Celeron processors from the Bay Trail-M family. According to the official press release, this machine "brings enhanced integrated graphic core processing, delivering a satisfying experience for executing daily tasks and web browsing."

Gigabyte Q21 has the following technical specs and features:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2930 or Intel Celeron N2807
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB, 4GB or 8 GB DDR3L in a single slot; 512 GB SSD or 1 TB 2.5-inch 5400 rpm HDD storage (detailed options not available yet)
  • Display: 11.6-inch LCD with 1,366X768 pixels
  • Webcam: HD camera
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, 1XUSB 3.0, 2XUSB 2.0, HDMI, VGA
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 with Bing
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.98 pounds (battery included); 11.51X8.29X0.89 inches
  • Battery: 24 WHr lithium-ion with 3 cells

Pricing and availability are not available yet and will differ by country and region. We will get back to this machine as soon as we have more information about its storage options, availability and pricing for the US market.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08- 5 (Update: 2014-08- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.