Similarly to the Fujitsu Lifebook Premium announced the same day, the Gigabyte U2442V and U2442V Ultrabooks just 1.49 kg (lbs) at their lightest for a maximum 20.5 mm thickness (18.5 mm at its thinnest).
The top cover features a nice brushed aluminum material (check the video), however, the inside feels a little too plastic to my taste, however it surely contributes to the light weight and the visual effect conveys quality.
A nicely designed grid necessary for the cooling system for the discrete graphics processor is located on the back side, and both sides are packed with connectors. The display has a resolution of 1,600 x 900 pixels, the image quality is vivid and bright. I wish that the device would offer a frameless screen like the Fujitsu Lifebook Premium ultrabook, the frame looks a too thick compared to other ultrabooks.
The connectivity options are quite good as well, they include include USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt (optional), and 2T2R Double Antenna Wi-Fi. You have the choice between SSD or 750 GB hard drive.
The only difference between the U2442V and the U2442N will be the processor the V will get the ultra-low voltage version and the N will feature standard voltage 3rd generation Intel Core processor.
Both units will be available end of Q2 when the next-gen Intel Core processor will launch, and we got no word on pricing.
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