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GIGABYTE 9WU2442V0-GB-A-002 14-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core I7-3517U 1.9/3.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 750GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam ,2GB nVidia GeForce GT640M, Windows 7 Home Premium)

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Technical Details
Item Weight1.7 Kg
Product Dimensions39.8 x 35.4 x 5.8 cm
Item model number9WU2442V0-GB-A-002
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size14 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i7
Processor Speed3 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size8 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size878 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionNVIDIA GeForce GT640M
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size2 GB
Operating SystemWindows 7 Edition Home Premium
Average Battery Life (in hours)6.5 hours
Lithium Battery Weight1.2 kilograms
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 140,122 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.1 Kg
Date First Available7 Aug 2012

Product Description

Product Description

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 is designed to be more reliable, more responsive, and to make the things you do every day easier. And it means exciting new things for what you can do with media and entertainment, too.

Intelligent 3rd Generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor

The U2442 is powered by a powerful 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M/ i7-3517U that supports Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The processor delivers remarkable performance that flies through demanding tasks with ease. There is also Intel Rapid Start technology, which enables the computer to return to full operational mode from sleep within seconds. Intel Identity Protection Technology also come onboard and enhance data security in a smarter way.

Sleek and Lightweight Design

Hairline-Brushed Aluminum Champagne Gold Cover

Attention to every detail was paramount when designing the U2442. The notebook has an exquisitely designed champagne gold cover that comes with a premium hairline aluminum brushed finish.

Elegant Shuttle Streamline Design

Inspired by a textile shuttle, the streamline flows around the machine with slender curves to form elegant design, which perfectly balanced the agile and smooth movements. With an angular, slender build, the notebook exudes incredible style and craftsmanship.

Sleek and Lightweight Design

The U2442 accomplishes an engineering feat by packing a high-performance processor and GPU into a sleek and lightweight chassis that is only 1.59*kg and just 1.85cm thick! The stunning design is ultimate craftsmanship at its best.(*1.59 kg is the weight when U2442 is equipped with mSATA SSD)

3D Mark 06 score beyond 11000.

Amazing Visual Experience with NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB

The U2442 comes equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB that defeats the limitations of Ultrabook graphic performance. The GPU provides a superb experience that is great for multimedia and gaming and the 3D Mark 06 score beyond 11000. The results show that the U2442 delivers best in class performance.

Massive Dual-Storage System

The U2442 has all the great features of an Ultrabook, but still is able to pack a mSATA 128GB SSD and a huge 750GB HDD into its super slim body. The benefits of this dual-storage system mean high performance and impressive storage. With the large storage, it’s easy to store all your work and entertainment files without ever needing external storage devices.

Quick Startups with Intel Rapid Start Technology

Intel Rapid Start Technology allows the U2442 to resume in 2 seconds from instant on and in just 7 seconds from sleep mode. With Intel Rapid Start Technology, you can resume to the previous session exactly as it was and applications will be in the same state with no data loss.

Backlight Keyboard with Auto Adjustment

Backlight Keyboard with Auto Adjustment

The U2442 boasts an automatic light sensing backlight keyboard. This feature adjusts the light to external conditions and allows you to get work done even under low light conditions.

Unique Dual Air Vent Design Provides Cooling and Stability

The U2442 has a dual air vent design (one for CPU and one for GPU) that efficiently eliminates heat and keeps noise to a minimum. Despite the powerful features and thin form factor, the unique venting system is able to effectively keep the notebook from overheating.

Tremendous Sound Quality with THX TruStudio Pro Technology

THX TruStudio Pro groundbreaking audio technology comes equipped on the U2442 and is designed to provide outstanding performance by effectively eliminating sound distortion, enhancing volume and reinforcing even the smallest details of the sound. The result is an incredible audio quality that lets you hear every moment of the action as it was intended.

Incredible HD+1600X900 LED Backlight Display

The U2442 has a high-resolution HD+ 1600X900 LED backlight screen that delivers bright and vibrant colors, smooth and stable images, and true to life detail. With the crisp display, you can enjoy a high-quality visual experience.

Enjoy 3D/Full HD Entertainment on External Displays with HDMI 1.4

HDMI lets you turn the U2442 into a home entertainment centre by connecting to an external display. Now you can play the latest multimedia and enjoy it in stunning full HD quality on a large external screen. It also supports several stereoscopic 3D formats as a standard output and can be used for 3D enjoyment.

Intel Wi-Di Technology Support

Intel Wi-Di Technology Support

U2442 supports the Intel WiDi wireless display box (purchased separately), you can display the image from U2442 onto a TV screen or projector, making home entertainment and presentations even easier to share.

2X Faster Internet with 2T2R Wi-Fi

The U2442 has a new 2T2R Wi-Fi wireless chipset which delivers data transfers up to 2 times faster with a transmission date rate up to 300Mbps. This makes it incredibly fast and easy to download large files with a full range of applications.

Smart Manager User Interface

Gigabyte has thoughtfully designed the Smart Manager interface. By pressing the Smart key you can access the Smart Manager, which consolidates essential system programs into an intuitive guiding page.

Quick Battery Status Check

The innovative quick battery status check lets you see 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.

Hassle-free System Restore with Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery makes it fast and easy to restore the notebook back to factory default settings. Just click on F9 when the computer is booting up to launch Smart Recovery and you will be able to quickly restore your notebook.

Box Contains

1xUser Manual
1xDriver Disk
1x90W Adaptor
1xPower Cord
1xHandy Bag
1xRapid Start Flyer
1xWarranty Card

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Doran on 11 Dec 2012
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I really love this laptop. Its the only ultrabook style laptop I could found that is also powerful enough to handle software engineer work.

Its very portable, the screen is great and the backlit keyboard is more useful than I expected!

I upgraded to windows 8 pro for only 15 and had no trouble with drivers - all were listed and easy to download and install from the gigabyte support website. I even upgraded the bios without any issues.

So far so good :)

The only downside, which I had read in reviews on laptopreview before i bought it, is the fan is on quite a bit and can be noisy if the room is very quiet. Doesn't really bother me but I've heard of people upgrading the bios to try to solve this. Its to be expected if you have such powerful equipment in a small package.
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By Duncs on 1 Mar 2013
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UPDATE: Amazon replaced this product without any fuss or hassle and it arrived very quickly. I've turned the laptop on and this time there are no problems whatsoever. While disappointing to receive a product that was initialy faulty these things do happen. I now have no hesitation to recomend this product to anyone who needs a powerful yet light laptop.

I've had this laptop for less than 24 hours and its already going back for replacement. The Nvidia graphics chip has a problem and was not being recognised properly by the system. As such the laptop was restricted to the internal intel graphics. I appriciate that some times items will be faulty and since other parts of the system seemed very good given the limited time I spent on the machine I'm going to rate it at 2 stars. Assuming the replacement is not faulty then I can see no reason why I wouldn't up this rating to 4 or 5 stars.
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By jah wurzel on 19 Nov 2012
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Great spec but corners have been cut on screen and keyboard.

To avoid black text appearing gray, screen must be adjusted to a precise angle, this is really annoying!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Janine on 18 Oct 2012
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I have now had my gigabyte laptop a couple of weeks, and I am relatively happy with it. The keyboard is fine, as I was a little worried about the keyboard based on other reviews, but I am getting more than a little frustrated with the speed and response of the textured mouse pad and the layout of some of the other keys - in particular the page up, page down, home and end keys which you have to press an additional FN key (on the other side of the keyboard) to access. Similarly with the Print screen button you have to press Fn, Alt and Print screen. Not a big deal in itself, and I am sure I will get used to it in time, but a little niggling all the same.

The speakers are rather tinny sounding, but being realistic they are never brilliant on a laptop.

A friend has the Samsung Chronos 7 (which doesn't have an SSD) which I think seems to start up a little faster, but my husband has been kindly helping me fine tune my settings so shutting the top hibernates and pressing the power button sends it to sleep, so things are improving in terms of how I use it and what I expect.

Until now I have been a dedicated Dell girl, and use an IBM thinkpad at work, the keyboard and mouse issue will take a bit of getting used to and I hope that will be sooner rather than later so I don't have to invest in a USB mouse (I have always preferred my laptop mouse pads until now......).

Apart from that a good solid machine, the case seems sturdy enough, and nice looking once you have removed all the branding and build logo's from around the mouse pad.
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