Event Aftermath: Gigabyte Ultrabook Launch

 

Gigabyte, one of the pioneers in technology products, just held a press launch of their latest line of laptops, the U2442V ultrabook and the P2542G gaming notebook at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel last August 16, 2012.

 

 

You know if Gigabyte is opening a product launch with a bang  when a Porsche sports car drove to the entrance area with the laptop model (and of course being held by a lovely model). They also showcased some of their current laptop lineup during the event, which includes the M2432, T1132N and  Q2432.

During the presentation, Gigabyte’s Special Assistant GM and Division Manager Vincent Liu explained the importance of balancing portability and performance, then he introduced the U2442V ultrabook and the P2542G gaming notebook. To give you the idea on how powerful these laptops are, here’s the rundown of the specs:

 

 

 U2442V

OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
CPU 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3517U Processor(1.9GHz -3.0GHz)
Display 14″ HD+ 1600×900 LED backlight
System Memory 2GB/4GB/8GB DDRIII SO-DIMM 2 slots (Max 16GB)
Chipset Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Video Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M 2GB
Supports NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Storage 128GB mSATA SSD
128GB mSATA SSD + 750GB, 1TB 2.5″ 9.5mm SATA HDD 5400rpm (Optional)
256GB 2.5″ 9.5mm SSD (Optional)
*The mSATA SSD and SSD storage will be used for Intel® Rapid Start Technology and system recovery. Actual storage space use will depend on shipping specifications.
I/O Port USB 3.0*2, USB 2.0*2, D-sub, HDMI, RJ45, Mic-in,
Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack,
Audio 2 Watt Speaker*2, Internal Microphone
Communications LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v4.0
Webcam 1.3 MegaPixel
Security Kensington Lock
Battery Li-polymer, 4000mAh, 4.2V, 44Wh
Dimensions 339(W) x 233(D) x 18.5~21(H) mm
Weight ~1.59kg (w/ Battery and m-SSD)
~1.69kg (w/Battery, m-SSD, and HDD)

 

 

P2542G

OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
CPU 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor (2.3GHz-3.3GHz)
Display 15.6″ Full HD 1920X1080 LED backlight
System Memory 2/4/8GB DDRIII 1600, 2 slots (Max 16GB)
Chipset Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
Video Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M GDDR5 2GB
Supports NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
Storage 128GB mSATA SSD
24/32/64/128GB mSATA SSD + 750GB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD 7200rpm
256GB 2.5″ 9.5mm SSD
*The mSATA SSD and SSD storage will be used for Intel® Rapid Start Technology and system recovery. Actual storage space use will depend on shipping specifications.
Optical Disk Drive Blu-ray Rewritable Drive with BDXL Support
I/O Port USB(3.0)*2, eSATA/USB(2.0) Combo*1, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Mic-in,
Earphone-out, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro), DC-in Jack
Audio 1.5 Watt Speaker*4, Woofer speaker*1, Microphone
Communications LAN:10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
Wireless LAN:802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth:Bluetooth V4.0
Webcam 1.3 Megapixel
Security Kensington Lock
Battery Li-ion 6-cell, 5400mAh, 60.95Wh
Dimensions 392(W) x 263(D) x 32.1~38.3(H) mm
Weight ~2.6kg (w/ODD and 6-cell battery)

 

 

 

Also Jeff Yen of nVidia gave us a small presentation about their GPU’s and their solutions for better visual experience and performance. There is also a Question & Answer segment for the media to ask questions about Gigabyte’s new laptops. There was a cosplay catwalk where cosplayers showed off their video game themed costumes.

You can check out our gallery for more pictures of the event.

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