Gigabyte U2142 convertible Ultrabook announced

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When it comes to Ultrabooks, there are dime a dozen models to choose from out there. Of course, the more expensive models would feature just pure SSD memory for the storage space, in addition to a high powered Core i7 processor from Intel with a fantastic looking chassis to boot, made out of nothing but premium material. Well, some of the more established names when it comes to the Ultrabook market would be Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer, but with Gigabyte who is not so established, it is nice to see them make the jump into the Ultrabook market with the Gigabyte U2142. Thing is, the Gigabyte U2142 will not be any ordinary Ultrabook, as it is a convertible model with more than decent specifications located right underneath the hood.

For starters, the Gigabyte U2142 convertible Ultrabook would come with a multi-touch 11.6 “display to take advantage of the Windows 8 operating system, while sporting a dual storage system that would certainly mean far more storage space compared to just featuring an SSD alone. Another interesting aspect of the Gigabyte U2142 would be the swiveling hinge which allows you to turn it into a tablet as and when the situation calls for it. While this is not exactly the newest idea in the market, at least it offers you the flexibility of carrying both a tablet or an Ultrabook in a single device. Lenovo’s famous swiveling hinge has made its mark a long time ago, and to see a resemblance of it in a Gigabyte device, it is definitely interesting.

The Gigabyte U2142 would tip the scales at 1.39 kg, and measures 20mm thin, sporting the third generation Intel Core processor, with a display resolution of 1366 x 768 with multi-touch capabilities, a maximum RAM count of 16GB, and the choice of a SSD 256mSATA SSD and a 1TB HDD. Depending on the model that you pick, the Gigabyte U2142 would retail from €949 to €1,099 where its starting price is concerned.

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