Earlier this year at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, we managed to spot the Gigabyte U2142, and after a few months, it is finally available to the masses. The Gigabyte U2142 is a convertible Ultrabook that comes in a 11.6” form factor, where it boasts of a swiveling hinge that does bring back memories of Lenovo’s swiveling hinge for some of its ThinkPad models. This enables it to function as a tablet when the situation calls for it, while you can always use it as a standard issue Ultrabook, too. Running on the Windows 8 operating system, the Gigabyte U2142 tips the scales at just 1.39 kg for the m-SSD model, and is slightly heavier at 1.49kg if it carries a hard drive within, all crammed into a chassis that is 2cm thick when closed.
Powered by a third generation Intel Core processor with a host of connectivity ports, the Gigabyte U2142 convertible Ultrabook can double up as a tablet, too. The display itself sports a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels alongside multi-touch capability, an expandable memory of up to 16GB, and a choice between a 256m SATA SSD and a 1TB HDD. Pricing starts from €949 onwards if you are interested in picking one up.