Gigabyte has added a new convertible laptop in Gigabyte U series line up with Gigabyte U2142 few weeks ago and now the device has showed up in Federal Communications Commission (FCC), so we expect the convertible laptop will be hit the US market soon. Unfortunately, the company did not yet announced about pricing a this time, but we get some rumors if the U2142 will be has retail price around of $999. Interested? Check details specs, features and short review below.
Like Panasonic Tougbook C2 laptop, the Gigabyte has an unique and strong hinge below the screen that makes the display can be rotated to transform into a tablet mode. It boasts a 11.6 inch Capacitive Touch Screen display with LED backlight technology, multi touch support and support a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixel. Paired with Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics accelerator, Gigabyte U2142 offer clear, crisp, bright and vivid color for images, video and latest modern games. For detailed viewing experience, user also can connect the machine into HDTV and enjoy Full High Definition 1080p video content, thanks to HDMI port.
Under the hood, this convertible laptop bring a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3-3217U dual core processor for base configuration or up to Intel Core i5-3317U “Ivy Bridge” dual core processor with a base speed of 1.7GHZ and support Intel’s Turbo Core technology to increase processor speed up to 2.6GHZ. It also incorporated with a 4GB or 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset and preloaded with the 64 bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 O or up to Windows 8 Pro as the operating system deliver more than enough power for daily office/productivity tasks and light multimedia tasks.
In term of multimedia storage, Gigabyte offer several configuration, such as a 500GB SATA HDD with 24GB SSD for system cache, 256GB mSATA SSD and up to 1TB Serial ATA HDD with speed of 5400 rpm. Other features are a 1.3 Megapixel web camera built into bezel with internal digital microphone offer high quality video communication, double stereo speakers, Kensington Lock, comfortable keyboard, 2-in-1 card reader, microphone jack, headphone jack, UB 2.0 prot and 2x USB 3.0 port which offers faster transfer speed.
In term of size, the 1.39kg laptop has dimension in 339 x 188~200 x 20 mm and bundled with a Lithium Polymer battery. Other interesting features is a Bluetooth V4.0 + LE, 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet with RJ 45 port for wire connection, 802.11b/g/n WLAN and 3.5G Antenna built-in with support 3.5G network. If you have a plan to buy a new powerful laptop that can transform into a tablet, we think you must take a look at the Gigabyte U2142 convertible laptop.