Gigabyte announces three new ultra lightweight notebooks; X11, U2442, & U2440
- The X11 is the lightest 11.6" full carbon fiber notebook at only 975g. The suggested price is from $999 to $1,299 and is expected to hit the market in July.
- The U2442 series weighs only 1.57kg and measures the thinnest part at 1.85cm. The suggested price is from $999 to $1,299 and is expected to hit the market in mid June.
- The U2440 notebook is powered by the latest 3rd generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia discrete graphics. The suggested price is around $699 and is expected to hit the market in end June.
The ultra thin form factor, with carbon fiber makes the X11 the lightest 11.6'' notebook at 975g. The specific strength of carbon notebook is six times stronger than of an aluminum notebook. The design of X11 has the thinnest part at only 0.3cm, the thickest part at 1.65cm.
The X11 is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core processors, Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional, 128 GB SSD, USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0.
The 14" U2442 weighs 1.57kg and has a profile from 18.5 to 21mm. It is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M / GT 640M discrete graphics reaching 3DMark Vantage at 9,587 points. The U2442 has a dual air vent design(one for CPU and one for GPU) that helps eliminates heat and keeps noise to a minimum. The innovative quick battery status check allows seeing how much battery power is remaining when the notebook is off. Simply click on the right mouse button and the LED lights will light up to indicate how much battery power is remaining.
The 14" U2440 is designed with an aluminum dark gray cover, 3rd generation Intel Core processors, GeForce 630M GPU and a 1TB HDD in a form factor of 21.5mm. The notebook supports an mSATA for Intel Rapid Start, which allows the notebook to resume from sleep mode in seconds. The U2440 features an HD display and THX TruStudio Pro audio technology. In addition, it is loaded with other features, including USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4 supporting 3D/HD output and the energy efficient Bluetooth 4.0.