Gigabyte reveals prices, availability for NVIDIA graphicsequipped USeries

Since not everybody wants to lug an eight pound gaming machine or settle for a lightweight but graphics-challenged notebook, Gigabyte unveiled its U-series at Computex: two notebooks and an ultrabook with discreet NVIDIA graphics and 4th-generation Intel CPUs. The models build on the company's last-gen 14-inch U2442 Ultrabook, which unlike most models in that category, carried GeForce GT640M graphics and a generous supply of ports while still maintaining a respectable 3.3 pound heft. Gigabyte's looking to continue in that vein with the new models, which will all arrive by early August. To see a breakdown on all the pricing and specs, head after the break.

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Gigabyte reveals prices, availability for NVIDIAequipped USeries Haswell notebooks

The power entry in the trio is the 15.6-inch U35F, with a 1,920 x 1,080 LED screen, Intel core i5-4200U / i7-4500U 4th-gen CPU, 8GB RAM (upgradeable to 16GB), NVIDIA GeForce GT750M 4GB graphics, support for two 512GB SSDs and two 1TB HDDs, a 21mm profile and five pound curb weight. You'll be paying between $1,100 and $1,700 depending on your choice of processor and drive configuration.

Next up is the Gigabyte U24F, which fits the Ultrabook form factor but doesn't get the name since it has a non-capacitive, 14-inch 1,600 x 900 display. It'll come with a Core i5-4200U processor, 8GB of RAM (16GB max) GeForce GT750M DDR3 2GB graphics, support for a 256GB mSATA SSD and a 1TB HDD. It tips the scales at 3.5 pounds, very respectable for a discreet-graphics equipped machine, and has a reasonably slim 18.5 mm profile. It's also the most reasonably priced, starting at $1,000 and going up from there depending on your storage needs.

Last is the one true Ultrabook in the series, the U24T, which is identically equipped to the U24F except for the Intel-mandated 14-inch multi-touch 1,366 x 768 LCD and an optional Core i7-4500U CPU. The touchscreen also pushes the weight and profile up to 3.75 pounds and 20.5mm, respectively, along with the price -- it'll run between $1,100 and $1,600, depending on options. Need more info? Check the PR below.

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GIGABYTE Showcases Powerful Ultrabook™, Introduces U-Series of Notebooks with discrete Graphics Cards

Business, Graphics work, Editing or Playing Games – All you need is U-series

Taipei, Taiwan (5 June, 2013) – GIGABYTE, unveiled their range of U-series notebooks at Computex today. The U-series represents Ultra-Thin and Light category targeting users that require powerful machines to accomplish their tasks yet portable enough to carry. As a longtime leader in computer technology and innovation, GIGABYTE developed the highly successful U2442 series and has now added to the 14-inch U2442 family released last year. This year, sees the unveiling of a 15-inch 'Invincible U35', 'Perfect Fusion U24', and the Ultrabook™ U24T with the 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor (formerly codename Haswell). The U-series stands out from most notebooks in the market today since they make use of the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GT discrete graphics card. Making life easier, most U-series notebooks come with backlit keyboards. This excellent feature assists in typing and hitting the right keystrokes in dimly lit rooms or while gaming.

Exceed the limitations – Invincible U35F
U35F – Looking to do some graphics work or shoot down zombies, the all new Invincible U35F with the latest 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with a dedicated GT 750M GPU DDR3 4GB is perfect for just that. In pursuit of ultimate portability and power, the Gigabyte R&D Team designed the invincible U35F that supports two 512GB mSATA SSDs and two 1TB HDDs into its slim chassis of just 21mm. Kick back, relax and enjoy movies through the swappable DVD-ROM / HDD slot on an exceptional 1080p Full HD display, with Sound Blaster™ sound quality optimization technology and high quality multimedia with HDMI digitalized interface delivering incredible audio visual.

Perfect Fusion U24F
U24F – The U24F is exceptionally designed with an elegant shuttle streamline design that is just 1.69kg and a sleek form factor tapered body from 18.5-21mm. The U24F carries on where the U2442F left off, with GT 750M 2GB discrete graphics designed to deliver the perfect fusion of design and performance, this machine is designed for people who prefer the 14-inch portability and power of the discrete graphics card. The U24F is able to hold a 256GB mSATA SSD and a large 1TB HDD into its super slim body. This is by far one of the most powerful notebooks in its category in the market today.

Ultrabook™ U24T
U24T – Setting a new example of how powerful an Ultrabook™ can be the invincible U24T (Touch) delivers a performance rivaled by none in its class. Unlike most Ultrabooks, the U24T with an intuitive multi-touch screen packs a dedicated GT 750M GPU running games such as Crysis 3, a high-speed 256GB mSATA SSD and a large 1TB 2.5" HDD into its 20.5mm slim and lightweight body. Designed for power users, this Ultrabook™ stands out with its bevy of I/O ports, such as Ethernet, VGA, and numerous USB ports thereby reaffirming its position as a differentiation from most Ultrabooks currently in the market.

U35 Features and Specs:

  • Latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U / i7-4500U
  • 15.6" Full HD 1920X1080 LED backlight
  • SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 8GB x1 (Maximum 16GB)
  • Discrete Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M 4GB
  • Full Featured PC Connectivity: USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
  • Swappable Storage for 9.5mm DVD (ODD/HDD/SSD/Dummy)
  • Dimensions 385 x 270 x 21 mm
  • 2.3kg (w/ Battery and m-SSD)

U24F Features and Specs:

  • Latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
  • 14" HD+ 1600x900 LCD
  • SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 8GB x1 (Maximum 16GB)
  • Discrete Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M DDR3 2GB
  • Full Featured PC Connectivity: USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2, D-sub, HDMI, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
  • 2 Watt Speakers*2,
  • Li-polymer, 4300mAh, 11.1V, 47.73Wh
  • 339(W) x 233(D) x 18.5~21(H)
  • 1.6kg (w/ Battery, m-SSD)

U24T Features and Specs:

  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U / i7-4500U
  • 14" Capacitive Multi-touch Panel 1366x768 LCD
  • SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 8GB x1 (Maximum 16GB)
  • Discrete Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M DDR3 2GB
  • Full Featured PC Connectivity: USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x2, D-sub, HDMI, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, SD Card Reader, DC-in Jack
  • Li-polymer, 4300mAh, 11.1V, 47.73Wh
  • 339(W) x 233(D) x 20.5~23(H)
  • 1.7kg (w/ Battery, m-SSD)

Pricing and Availability:

15.6" U35F Late July – Early Aug $1099~$1699
14.1" U24T Late July – Early Aug $1099~$1599
14.1" U24F Late July – Early Aug $999~$1499

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Gigabyte reveals prices, availability for NVIDIA-equipped U-Series Haswell notebooks