Gigabyte Intros 11.6” Lightweight Laptop Q21

On Tuesday, Gigabyte launched the Q21, a "light and affordable" notebook with an 11.6-inch screen. The big selling point here is that this laptop supposedly provides a dual storage system including an mSATA and a 2.5-inch hard drive. The notebook is also expected to have a very low price point.

The specifications show that there are a number of configurations. The screen itself will have a 1366 x 768 resolution powered by an Intel Celeron N2930 Processor (1.83 GHz, 2.17 GHz) or an Intel Celeron N2807 Processor (1.58 GHz, 2.17 GHz) and integrated Intel HD graphics. There is also 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB of DDR3L memory in one slot, depending on the model (8 GB max).

The specifications also list an HD webcam mounted in the screen, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two speakers, a Kensington lock and a Li-ion 3-cell 24 Wh battery. The ports include one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, a headphone jack and a microphone jack.

"The dual storage on Q21 combines capacity and speed rarely seen on laptops of this dimension," the press release stated. "Its mSATA SSD grants a generous space up to 512 GB for seamless data transmission while the hard disk drive supports a whopping capacity up to 1 TB for data storage. You can now back up your system even without access to cloud storage or external devices."

The laptop is available now. However, the company doesn't provide a starting price, yet expects to see an extremely affordable price with the version sporting Windows 8.1 with Bing. There will also be models that have Windows 8.1 (without Bing) as well.

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  • frelled
    My 1.5 year old Clevo/Sager W110ER with 3630QM and 650m blow this out of the water. Give me a laptop with a lower power Haswell and a Maxwell GPU and I would gladly upgrade for the battery and heat savings.
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    My 1.5 year old Clevo/Sager W110ER with 3630QM and 650m blow this out of the water. Give me a laptop with a lower power Haswell and a Maxwell GPU and I would gladly upgrade for the battery and heat savings.


    thanks for the relevant comparison!
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  • knowom
    Yeah something like Maxwell GPU would great for a laptop. CPU performance is important particularly in desktops where we are more held back by it, but in a laptop we are more drastically held back by GPU performance so balancing that out better would be great.
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