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August 17, 2012

Gigabyte P2542G gaming & U2442N ultrabook launched

In an event yesterday, Gigabyte Philippines unveiled two of their latest creations — the P2452G gaming laptop and the U2442N ultrabook. These two machines according to the company, emanates their vision of a computer with pure performance and less compromise.

First up is the company’s first entry to the local ultrabook scene; the Gigabyte U2442N. This machine packs 14″ HD+ LED display with a 1600 x 900 resolution. It’s currently the second densest display on a 14-inch Ultrabook next to the ASUS UX31A.

This machine takes pride on being capable of handling a Terabyte of hard drive and full set of I/O ports. But the greatest asset of the U2442N lies in its GPU which is the fastest GPU we’ve seen on an Ultrabook. This Ultrabook is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPU w/ GDDR5 2GB VRAM. Here are the other things you should know about the Gigabyte U2442N.

Gigabyte U2442 specs:
14″ HD+ 1600×900 LED
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M Processor(2.5GHz – 3.1GHz)
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPU w/ GDDR5 2GB VRAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz upto 8GB
128GB mSATA Solid State Drive + 750GB HDD 7200rpm or 1TB HDD 5400rpm
Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 2x eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Mic-in,
Earphone-out, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro), DC-in Jack
Network:
*LAN:10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Base-T
*Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
*Bluetooth 4.0
2 x 2 Watt Speakers
Li-polymer battery 4000mAh, 4.2V, 44Wh
Dimensions: 339(W) x 233(D) x 18.5~21(H) mm
Weight: ~1.59kg (w/ Battery and m-SSD)

Gigabyte also has something for the gamers. Along with the U2442N, they also unveiled the P2542G gaming laptop. Since there’s a different expectation between the two, the company made sure that they have all their bases covered with this gaming machine. For starters the laptop packs a 15.6″ Full-HD display which backed by the same GPU found in its ultrabook sibling.

For superior performance, the laptop is equipped with a quad-core i7 processor and a RAM capacity that can go up to 16GB. The P2542G also features a full set of speakers to complete the gaming experience.

Gigabyte P2542G specs
15.6″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 LED backlight
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor (2.3GHz-3.3GHz)
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPU w/ GDDR5 2GB VRAM
4GB DDR3 1600MHz upto 16GB
128GB mSATA Solid State Drive + 750GB HDD 7200rpm
Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1x eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Mic-in,
Earphone-out, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro), DC-in Jack
Network:
*LAN:10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Base-T
*Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
*Bluetooth 4.0
4x 1.5 Watt Speaker w/ 1xWoofer speaker
Li-ion 6-cell, 5400mAh
Dimension: 392(W) x 263(D) x 32.1-38.3(H) mm
Weight: 2.6kg

The P2452 and U2442 will be available by the end of August. The P2452G’s price ranges from its converted SRP of USD1’399- USD1’599 and the U2442N ranges from USD999 – USD1’299 depending on the configuration.

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8 Responses to “Gigabyte P2542G gaming & U2442N ultrabook launched”

  1. Joyce Año says:

    Good to read this, Abe. They also have the amazing X11 which claims to be the “lightest notebook on earth.” Mahal lang though. Who distributes Gigabyte in the Philippines and where is it available?

  2. Cielo says:

    Monsters! :O

  3. bom says:

    Are you sure the graphics is GTX 660M for these laptops? Elsewhere it’s GT 640M. The GTX 660M is already a high end graphics not sure how it will fit within an ultrabook.

    On another note, it’s sad local ultrabooks are priced high as compared to what’s being offered in the US, going around 20-40% markup.

  4. Vatch says:

    Why not Lenovo Y580 is still my best BFTB

  5. Jad says:

    Ya, I agree with bom, there is no way the u2442n has a GTX 660m. This article is false and should be fixed immediately!!

  6. Someone says:

    saan pwedeng makabili nito? :)

    sa tingnin nyo po b meron doon sa SM yu mga tindahan sa cyberzone?

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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