Gigabyte introduced 2 new ultrabooks to the market at the 2012 CeBit. With the explosion in ultrabook demand, Gigabyte want in on the action. The U2442N and U2442V are almost identical in specs but the N will be the more powerful laptop. Both will run Intel's Core i processors, but the V model will use ultra-low voltage versions of the Intel chips, for improved battery life.
These ultrabooks will show off their slim and ultra-portable characteristics in a brushed aluminum case measuring between 18.5 and 20.5mm thick and weigh under 1.49kg. Users will enjoy a 14 inch display with 1600 x 900 resolution, which is more than what other ultrabooks offer right now.
Both the N and the V model will host NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU that has 2GB VRAM so you can expect to be able to run some intense graphics on these machines. The backlit keyboard is a nice touch for low-light typing and the standard SSD drive will ensure fast data fetching.
Connectivity will include a dual-antenna WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. There are standard USB 3.0 ports as well as HDMI and Thunderbolt ports. There also 750 GB HDD option for those who need bigger storage. There's no word on the official release date for these ultrabooks but from the looks of it, Gigabyte will release the laptops next quarter.
Gigabyte Ultrabooks Release Date: Q2 2012
Gigabyte Ultrabooks Price: TBA