CeBIT recently took place and Gigabyte came guns loaded. The Taiwanese tech company knows how to attend a tech show and decided to show off a whole slew of great devices. Two of the “best of show”, if you will, are the all new U2442 ultrabooks and P2542G gaming laptop.
The U2442N comes complete with an Ivy Bridge class Core i5 or i7 (depending on your specifications) in an 18.5 millimeter (at its smallest) casing with a base weight of 3.3 pounds. The U2442V, on the other hand, swaps out the standard voltage CPUs for ULV ones with the same 14″ 1,600 x 900 display resolution.
Both of these laptops also offer a GeForce GT640M GPU with 2GB of memory as well as up to a 750GB hard drive and USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Thunderbolt connections. Not too shabby, if you ask me. What’s more is that these devices also seem to be pretty adequate replacements for Apple’s MacBook line, which is currently dominating the netbook market.
The 15.6″ P2542G ditches the portability in favor some pretty high-end components (it is a gaming rig after all). Among those components is an Ivy Bridge Core i7, a 2GB GTX 660, Blu-ray drive, THX certified dual-woofer sound system, 1,920 x 1,080 full HD display and an HDMI out port next to your usual assortment of USB ports and whatnot.
Scanning through the company’s press release on the devices, I couldn’t find any mention of a solid release date or pricing scheme. That being said, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill laptops. I would expect the U2442N and U2442V to be around $1,100+ with the P2542G gaming rig easily being anywhere from $2,500 to $3,000.
That’s just my own rough guess, so don’t hold me to it. As soon as more details emerge I will be the first to give them to you, so keep checking back regularly for the latest news on these products as well as all laptops.
Source: Engadget – Gigabyte unveils U24423 ultrabooks and P2542G gaming laptop at CeBIT