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Gigabyte U2442F

Gigabyte U2442F
alaScore 87

16 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Gigabyte U2442F. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the keyboard and durability.

performance, portability, screen, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte U2442F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Laptops on Reviewers really like the size and battery. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the price and design are mixed.

durability, portability, screen, battery, size

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)

May, 2016

Expert review by: TechSpot (techspot)

Gigabyte U2442F Ultrabook Review


Without question the Gigabyte U2442F is cutting edge stuff when it comes to ultrabook performance. Armed with a 3rd-Gen Core i7 processor, plenty of memory, and a quality SSD, the U2442F is as capable as a high-end desktop. Where the U2442F falters is...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Trace Hagan (

GIGABYTE U2442F Ultrabook Laptop Review


We take a look at GIGABYTE's U2442F Ultrabook, which features discrete graphics to enable gaming while remaining light and portable.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

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

May, 2013


Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Alan Dexter (

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

Intel's third generation Core processors may dominate the laptop landscape right now, but they have one weakness. This weakness is particularly obvious to a certain exacting section of the laptop community - the gamer. Intel's processors aren't the...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Gigabyte U2442F review


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

May, 2013

Expert review by: paul_smart (

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (

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...

Jun, 2013

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: John Gillooly (

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.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

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...

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:31


Cable lock slot type:Kensington