Gigabyte X11 ‘world’s lightest’ laptop, U2442 and U2440 notebooks unveiled

Gigabyte X11 U2442 U2440

While the Gigabyte X11 laptop aims for the ‘world’s lightest’ title, the U2442 and U2440 notebooks stand their ground at being high on performance and cost-efficient, respectively. These portable rigs pack in the latest generation of Intel Core processors, while some get lucky with discrete graphics from Nvidia.

Weighing around 975 grams with a thickness that amounts to approximately 3mm to 16.5mm, the Gigabyte X11 is the company’s thinnest notebook to date. The device is basically built from carbon fiber with a transparent or black paint finish featuring a diamond wave pattern cover. In addition to the Core series processors, the laptop is equipped with dual aluminum alloy air vents, a 128GB SSD, a 11.6-inch HD 1366 x 768 display, USB 3.0 and a multi-touch touchpad.

Gigabyte X11

The Gigabyte U2442 notebook weighs a total of 1.66kgs and employs a 14-inch LED backlit display with HD+ resolutions of 1600 x 900 pixels. Potential users can choose between a 128GB mSATA SSD or optional 750GB and 1TB SATA HDDs which measure 2.5-inchs and operate at 5400rpm. Apart from the Intel HD Graphics 4000, a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 640M GPU can be incorporated as well. In terms of dimensions, the laptop measures 339mm x 233mm x 18.5mm to 21mm.

Last on the list is the Gigabyte U2440 notebook. This device sports a 14-inch LED backlit screen proffering resolutions of 1366 x 768 pixels. Along with the Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 1GB graphics and support for the Optimus technology, the laptop houses a couple of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports as well as a 9.5mm optical drive. Storage options stand at 320GB, 500GB or 750GB via SATA HDD or 32GB of hoarding memory through an mSATA SSD.

Gigabyte X11 U2442 U2440

The Gigabyte X11 price starts from $999 and it will be available for purchase in July. The U2442 price tag read as $999, while the U2440 price amounts to $699. These notebooks are expected to hit stores during mid-June and at the end of June, respectively.