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Gigabyte U2442F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Gigabyte U2442F. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the durability. There are some negative views about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte U2442F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Gigabyte U2442F

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Gigabyte U2442F from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but the price and design get mixed views.

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

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

Nov, 2017

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 (tweaktown.com)

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 (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - BEST BUYS

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (techradar.com)

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

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Gigabyte U2442F review

 

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

May, 2013

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

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 (techdigest.tv)

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 (pcauthority.com.au)

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 (newegg.com)

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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:THX TruStudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:47.73 / 47.74
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47.73
Battery performance:4000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:11.1 / 4.2

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:THX TruStudio Pro
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65714 / 72054
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0XG
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 878

Technical Details

NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.17
Height (front):0.728 / 1
Height (rear):0.827 / 1
Weight:3.51 / 3.73 / 4
Width:13 / 13.3