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Gigabyte U2442F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and portability. The resolution and design also get good views. Some have doubts about the build quality and value for money.

screen, design, resolution, portability, battery

value for money, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte U2442F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Gigabyte U2442F


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Gigabyte U2442F from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

design, screen, resolution, usability, battery

value for money

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gigabyte U2442F 14-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i7 3.2GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD + 128GB SSD, Nvidia GT650M 2GB Graphic Card, Windows 8)


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Gigabyte U2442F Extreme Ultrabook


Gigabyte has designed an Ultrabook that allows you to do a lot more than just browse the Web and compose emails

Excellent configuration ; Matte screen ; Backlit keyboard

Screen's build quality could be better ; Keyboard isn't great

Gigabyte's interpretation of what an Ultrabook should be is a good one and the company has created a computer that's not only light and highly mobile, but also very fast. There are some aspects of the build quality that could be better, but for the...

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Gigabyte U2442F review


An Ultrabook designed for gamers

Strong GPU performance ; Great native resolution ; Plenty of RAM ; Impressive battery life ; Fast SSD

Limited storage capacity ; Uninspiring construction ; Relatively expensive


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Gigabyte U2442F review


Gigabyte's main focus has always tended to lean more toward motherboards and PC components in the UK, but it also does a good range of Ultrabook laptops. The U2442F is one of the latest, and its top-notch specs and dedicated graphics card might just...

Its screen could be better, but this is a great Ultrabook, particularly for gamers

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Gigabyte i7 Notebook U2442F


Gigibyte are best known for making motherboards for both desktop and notebook computers. They also make rather good notebooks as the motherboard is itself perhaps the single most important component in the notebook.

The Gigabyte i7 Notebook U2442F measures 33.5x23x2cm, the last figure is thickness and the figure quoted is at the front add another.5cm at the rear. It weighs 1.6kilos. The screen display is 1600x900. Model numbers for some computers often give no...

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REVIEW: Gigabyte U2442F ultrabook


Gigabyte turn their attention away from motherboards to the ultrabook market with the release of the Gigabyte U2442F. A well-rounded portable machine with dedicated graphics, find out just how well it performs in our full review.

A very worthy ultrabook, the Gigabyte U2442F is in the enviable position of being able to provide some decent gaming chops in a portable, fast-booting style. It's not the thinnest, nor the lightest, but its one of the more flexible machines...

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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Review: Gigabyte U2442F Ultrabook


An excellent Ultrabook option for power users, from a very unlikely source.

Not only is the U2442F a great performer for the pricetag, but it feels like it could be the start of the company becoming a serious player in an area in which it has always been second rate, and focused on gimmicks over functionality and performance.

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Good deal... but Beware, No GDDR5


There's a relative lack of ultrabooks with good graphics due to cooling limitations. Here we have an ultrabook that looks like a GREAT deal but upon closer examination is slightly less attractive than you'd think. Windows 8 may be a "downside" for some...

A touchscreen laptop with decent graphics, if not a homerun ; Low price (relative) ; Touch screen ; Decent display resolution ; Little to no bloatware ; Good build quality

Overall, there's no glaring problems, just some design decisions that limit the laptop somewhat ; Older Ivy Bridge processor ; No GDDR5 -- Seriously limits GPU performance -- effective performance is like a GeForce 640 LE (see TechSpot review) ; No...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 650M / GEFORCE GT650M


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I7-3517U / i7-3930K