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Gigabyte unveils U2442 ultrabooks and P2542G gaming laptop at CeBIT

You didn't think a company like Gigabyte would roll into CeBIT empty-handed, did you? The Taiwanese company knows how to rock a trade show properly and came packin' a whole bevy of goodies. Getting top billing are the brand new U2442 ultrabooks and the P2542G gaming laptop. The slim and light model comes in two versions. The U2442N comes rocking an Ivy Bridge class Core i5 or i7 in a shell that's 18.5mm thick at its narrowest point and starts at 1.49Kg (3.3lbs). The U2442V trades in the standard voltage CPUs for ULV ones, while keeping the same 14-inch 1600 x 900 display. They both also offer a GeForce GT 640M GPU with 2GB of memory, up to a 750GB hard drive as well as USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and Thunderbolt connections.

The 15.6-inch P2542G sacrifices portability, but comes packing high-end components like an Ivy Bridge Core i7, a 2GB GTX 660, a Blu-ray drive, a THX certified, dual-woofer sound system, a 1920 x 1080 display, oh, and an HDMI out jack in addition to the usual assortment of USB ports. For more check out the gallery below and PR after the break.

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GIGABYTE Presents Marvelous Mobile Computing Innovation at CeBIT 2012

Introducing the Stunning U2442 UltrabookTM and Powerful P2542G Gaming Notebook

CeBIT, Hannover, Germany – March 6, 2012. GIGABYTE today introduced an extraordinary lineup of computers that are redefining mobility and powerful performance. The U2442V is a sleek and stunning 14" UltrabookTM that provides fantastic performance with a 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i5/i7 ULV processor, while the U2442N features the same incredible form factor, but has a powerful 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i5/i7 standard voltage processor. Both models feature an excellent NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU, which provides remarkable graphics performance for multimedia and games.

Other models to be introduced include the P2542G, which is a 15.6" powerful gaming notebook with an exciting race car design; and the Q2542N, an excellent 15.6" mainstream notebook that delivers terrific versatility. Also to be showcased at CeBIT 2012 is the S1081, a 10.1" powerful business slate; the BooktopTM T1132N, an 11.6" revolutionary 3-in-1 notebook, tablet and desktop; the BooktopTM M2432, a sleek 14" notebook that provides desktop graphics performance through its unique docking station; and the AC21, an all-in-one PC that simplifies the desktop experience.

GIGABYTE will be located in Planet Reseller, Hall 15, D19 from March 6th to 10th.

U2442N and U2442V UltrabookTM
The 14" U2442N and U2442V UltrabookTM are at the forefront of GIGABYTE's commitment to impressive notebook innovation. Both models have the same bold, striking design that exudes remarkable style and combined with powerful features herald a new era of mobile computing. The notebooks have a slim form factor that is only 18.5-20.5mm thick and weigh just 1.49Kg at their lightest, making them fantastic choices for portability. Despite their thin profile, the U2442 models are equipped with high-powered features normally found on much larger notebooks. The U2442N comes with a powerful 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i5/i7 standard voltage processor that delivers tremendous performance, while U2442V is powered by an excellent 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i5/i7 ULV processor. The notebooks have a HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlight display that produces bright, vivid images. Both models come equipped with a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M GPU with 2GB VRAM that provides an outstanding experience for multimedia and playing games. The notebooks have either a speedy and responsive SSD or a high-performing and large storage HDD up to 750GB. An outstanding backlight keyboard comes equipped on both models and provides an enjoyable typing experience in all settings. The U2442N/U2442V also have many other fantastic features, including USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt (optional), 2T2R Double Antenna Wi-Fi, and more.

P2542G - Blazing Fast Gaming Notebook
The 15.6" P2542G is an exceptional gaming and multimedia notebook with a stunning design that is reminiscent of a premium sports car. The P2542G features a powerful quad-core 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processor and a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M GPU with 2GB VRAM that provide blazing performance, great for handling even the most extreme multitasking and graphics intensive games. The P2542G also comes with a Blu-ray Drive and a brilliant and vivid Full HD 1920x1080 LED backlight screen that is great for crisp media playback. The notebook comes equipped with four terrific dual-channel stereo speakers and two woofer speakers that combined with THX TruStudio ProTM technology produce a tremendous audio experience that is great for music, movies and games. The P2542G also has either a high-performing 7200rpm HDD or a speedy SSD, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI. In terms of design, the notebook features a unique dual heat sink design with dual air vents (one for the processor and one for the GPU) that provide a powerful cooling effect even during long hours of use. With its impressive features and sleek design, the P2542G is an extraordinary choice as a mobile gaming and multimedia notebook.

Q2542N - Delivering Terrific Versatility
The 15.6" Q2542N is the perfect choice to provide exceptional everyday mobile computing. The notebook is equipped with a 3rd generation Intel® CoreTM i3/i5/i7 series processor and a great NVIDIA® GeForce® GT640M GPU with 2GB VRAM to provide outstanding performance for everyday tasks and multimedia enjoyment. Other exciting features include a Blu-ray Drive (optional), two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, a full-range keyboard with numeric keypad, and a powerful Li-ion 8 cell battery. The notebook is fashionably designed with an attractive rippling pattern to make it a stylish choice for mobile computing.

S1081 - Powerful Business Slate
The S1081 is a high-performing 10.1" slate that offers the full productivity of Windows® 7 and is designed for business and professional users. The slate is powered by the new Intel® AtomTM N2800 1.86GHz processor, which delivers fantastic energy efficient performance that is great for mobile multitasking. The slate has two excellent options for storage. The huge 500GB HDD version allows users to load all their important files and data and never worry about space limitations, while the SSD version provides a speedy user experience. Along with the responsive capacitive multi-touch display that is great for general use, there is also an optical trackpad when precision is needed. The slate also includes HDMI and VGA ports so that it can be connected to a TV or projector during presentations or business meetings. It also has USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and 1.3mp webcam. A keyboard (with USB cable) and a carrying case were also designed specifically for the S1081, which increases the functionality of the device and make it easy to stay productive while on the go.

D1080 - Multimedia Docking Station for S1081
A docking station was designed for the S1081 and it comes with a Super-Multi DVD Drive and a powerful audio system, including two stereo and two woofer speakers. The high-quality audio system is great to use for enjoying music, movies and other multimedia. The docking station also comes with many useful ports that bring excellent connectivity options.

BooktopTM T1132N - Revolutionary 3-in-1 Notebook, Tablet and Desktop
The 11.6" BooktopTM T1132N is a revolutionary new computer with an impressive 3-in-1 design that can be used as a notebook, a tablet and even a desktop through an innovative docking station. The computer is powered by an Intel® CoreTM i5 processor that delivers incredible performance. The NVIDIA® GeForce® GT520M with 1GB VRAM provides an outstanding multimedia experience and comes with OptimusTM technology that helps extend battery life. The T1132N has two high-quality dual-channel stereo speakers and two woofer speakers that combined with THX TruStudio ProTM technology provide a masterful audio experience that is normally found in live performances, films, and recording studios. The computer also comes with a 3.5G antenna built-in, USB 3.0 and HDMI. The T1132N can instantly transform into tablet mode and the bright and responsive capacitive multi-touch display makes the computer great for accomplishing business tasks and enjoying multimedia content. The T1132N also features an innovative docking station that when hooked up with peripheral devices transform it into a desktop. The docking station includes a dockable Super-multi DVD drive and multiple ports, including USB 3.0, HDMI and more, which provide excellent connectivity and expandability options.

BooktopTM M2432 – Sleek Notebook with Desktop Grade Performance
The BooktopTM M2432 is a stunning notebook that is thin and light and can also be transformed into a powerful desktop with a unique docking station. The notebook has a sleek and eye-catching design with a gorgeous aluminum hairline brushed finish and is powered by a high-performing Intel® CoreTM i5 processor that delivers fantastic performance. With a 14" LED backlight display that produces bright and crisp images and Intel's high-quality integrated HD 3000 graphics, the M2432 is great for everyday tasks and also enjoying multimedia. The notebook comes equipped with two excellent speakers and THX TruStudio ProTM technology that deliver a superb audio experience. The innovative docking station comes loaded with many exceptional features to provide a desktop-like experience. It has a NVIDIA® GT 440 GPU with 1GB VRAM GDDR5 built-in, which provides desktop level graphics performance back into the notebook and on up to two external displays. Like a desktop, it also includes full I/O connectivity, including six USB ports, HDMI, D-Sub, DVI, and other useful ports. With all the I/O connectivity, there is never any need to deal with the hassle of unplugging accessories or power cords and it's always ready to go.

The 21.5'' AC21 combines a beautiful display with a feature-rich desktop PC in an All-in-One design that makes it an ideal choice for both home and business as a space-saving desktop replacement. The computer has a special modular design that provides great flexibility for users to easily upgrade the components. The AC21 incorporates a 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM i3/i5/i7 series processor that provides exceptional performance. The Full HD (1920x1080) LED Widescreen display produces an excellent visual experience, making it perfect for both work and play. The display can also support a spectacular 10-point capacitive multi-touch panel (optional). The AC21 can be equipped with an internal battery (optional) so that it can be moved around the home or office without constantly needing to connect to a power source. The computer has a back stand that is designed to be easily adjusted to provide a comfortable viewing angle. The AC21 can support up to a 1TB HDD, 8GB of RAM, and is also packed with connectivity ports, including two USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0, HDMI, Mini-PCIe, 4-in-1 card reader and a S/PDIF sound port that supports 5.1 surround sound. The computer can also be installed with a TV Tuner (optional) so that HDTV can be enjoyed.

About GIGABYTE GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to "Upgrade Your Life" with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit for more information.