We have seen plenty of cool laptops being launched this year, but the fashionable ultrabook has been left behind some what. However Gigabyte have bucked this trend and come up with the cool looking U2142 convertible ultrabook, being in this Intel classification the U2142 has to meet certain standards, which of course, it does. However, this is also a convertible laptop and that means it brings some more qualities to the table, it is also going to be small with an 11.6 inch capacitive multi touch screen. However, whether it is going to be used as a laptop or tablet, this machine is smart looking and comes with a wide range of features and a whole lot of upgrades and options too.
To get an idea of what the U2142 convertible ultrabook has on offer we are going to be checking out the base model, which comes with the 11.6 inch screen with capacitive multi touch panel, LED backlight and a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolutions. This machine is going to be running on the latest Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and powered by the 3rd Generation Intel Core i3-3217U Processor offering 1.8 GHz. There is support from the Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset and the video is controlled by the capable Intel HD Graphics 4000 video card.
The internal memory starts from 4 GB and rises to 16 GB of DDRIII, 2 slots, RAM, while the choice of storage is massive, with a 500 GB, 750 GB & 1 TB 2.5″ 9.5 mm 5400 rpm hard disk drive (HDD) and a 24 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB and a 256 GB mSATA solid state drive (SSD). For communications there is the 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth V4.0 + LE and the 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN. Other features include the built in 1.3 mega pixel web camera, two fast connecting USB 3.0 ports, two standard style USB 2.0 ports, D-sub, HDMI, RJ45 and the always handy 2-in-1 card reader.
The U2142 measures in at 339 mm (W) x 188 mm to 200 mm (D) x 20 mm (H) and weighs in at handy 1.39 kilos with the built in Li-polymer, 7.4V, 40Wh battery pack. Gigabyte have priced the new U2142 convertible ultrabook to start from around $1,000.
Source: Ultrabook News