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Gigabyte U2442N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Gigabyte U2442N. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and durability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and touchpad get critical opinions, and there are mixed comments on the image quality and size.

performance, portability, design, durability, usability

screen, keyboard, battery, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Gigabyte U2442N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Gigabyte U2442N


An ultraportable gaming laptop that packs in the specs.

Some of the best specs of any Ultrabook, High-resolution screen, Usable, backlit keyboard

Poor battery life, Average design, TN screen = poor viewing angles, Clacky keyboard keys

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : AVForums (

Gigabyte U2442N


Good value for money, Excellent build quality, Very quiet even during gaming, Very portable and lightweight at just 1.69Kg

Very poor on-board speakers, Matte screen may not be to everyone's liking

This sleek, stylish and impossibly thin Ultrabook certainly appears to tick all the boxes. At just 21mm thick and weighing just 1.69Kg it's amongst the lightest laptops/Ultrabooks that we have ever reviewed here at AVForums and certainly won't weigh...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Gigabyte U2442N Extreme Ultrabook (preview)


Gigabyte has launched its extreme Ultrabook in Australia, catering to users who want power as well as mobility

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics ; 128GB SSD ; Good CPU ; Four USB ports

Doesn't have dual-band Wi-Fi ; Rough touchpad texture

Gigabyte's extreme Ultrabook is tailored towards users who want plenty of speed in a small chassis. It has a powerful graphics chip, a full-voltage CPU, and it can be configured with up to 8GB of RAM and hybrid storage.

Aug, 2012

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Review Gigabyte U2442N Notebook


Ultra-mobile without Compromise? Ultrabook-slim yet high performance? The new Gigabyte U2442N promises just that and it delivers thanks to a HDD-SSD combo and the GT 640M graphics card.

High application and gaming performance, Matt display surface, SSD-HDD combo, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Few notebooks have a weight in this region with such high performance. The Gigabyte U2442N can even act as a desktop replacement thanks to the...

Poor contrast and viewing angles, Noisy keyboard, High power consumption, Poor speakers, Small battery, We found quite a few flaws which dampened our joy. The display is matte and offers a high resolution, but the viewing angles and contrast are not...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Gigabyte U2442N Extreme Ultrabook (preview)


Gigabyte has launched its extreme Ultrabook in Australia, catering to users who want power as well as mobility

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics ; 128GB SSD ; Good CPU ; Four USB ports

Doesn't have dual-band Wi-Fi ; Rough touchpad texture

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:THX TruStudio PRO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery Capacity:4000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:4.2


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Colour of product:Aluminium / Metallic
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product colour:Aluminium / Metallic
Product Type:Ultrabook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+ / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard: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
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports: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:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-3210M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: 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: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
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): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65708 / I5-3210M
Processor code:SR0N0
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage Media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 878

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1.85
Height (rear):2.1