Earlier this year at the consumer electronics show, Nevada, we spotted the Gigabyte U2142 ultrabook and now, it is finally available to the masses. This ultrabook features a 11.6 inch form factor and boasts a hinge that swivels around its axis.
Looks like cheaper ultrabooks might on the way as Intel is in talk with the ultrabook vendors to launch Haswell powered computers during the start of holiday season. Intel executive, Kirk Skaugen told crn that cheaper ultrabooks are indeed in the tunnel and the starting price of these computers will be 600 dollars.
After releasing Gigabyte U2442DT, the company has released U2442F Extreme ultrabook. It features 14 inch display and a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. Specs include Nvidia Optimus graphics that turns off the discrete GPU (Nvidia 650M) when not in use. In that scenario, it switches to Intel HD 4000 graphics.
The Lenovo U510 is a part of company’s ultrabook lineup. Other models include Ideapad S230u (12.5 inch), U300S (13.3"), U400 (14.1"), U410 (14.1") and U310 (13.3"). The Lenovo U510 used in this review has following specifications:
Processor – Intel Core i7-3517U (2 cores / 4 threads, 1.9GHz/Turbo Boost: 3GHz, cache 4MB, TDP 17W)
Memory – 8GB
Chipset – Intel HM77 Express
Storage – 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD
Optical drive – DVD Super Multi drive
OS Windows 8 (64bit)
Display 15.6-inch liquid crystal display (glossy), 1,366 × 768 dots, non-touch, output HDMI, output Mini-VGA (adapter included)
Graphics – Built-in Intel HD Graphics 4000
Networking – Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Other USB 3.0 × 1, USB 2.0 × 2,720 p Web camera, SD card slot, audio input and output
Size / weight – (Width × depth × height) / 382 × 250 × 21mm 2.2kg