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Review Gigabyte U2442N Notebook
« on: August 31, 2012, 10:30:42 »
Ultra-mobile without Compromise? Ultrabook-slim yet high performance? The new Gigabyte U2442N promises just that and it delivers thanks to a HDD-SSD combo and the GT 640M graphics card.


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Re: Review Gigabyte U2442N Notebook
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 19:56:17 »
I would like to know how to calculate the windows index using the 640M, I tried doing it and it only calculate as intel 4000


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Re: Review Gigabyte U2442N Notebook
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 07:58:21 »
Well it is nice to see the ultrabook manufacturers starting to grasp the importance of dedicated graphics...


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Re: Review Gigabyte U2442N Notebook
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 15:42:32 »
Fragile notebook, I bought mine and with 3 months got a dead pixel, after 15 months the SSD and MB are gone. Now Gigagyte refuses to assist me, the "2 years Global Warranty" is fake.
Don't ever buy a notebook from them.


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Re: Review Gigabyte U2442N Notebook
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 05:26:32 »
I have been using this Notebook since April 2013.  Initially in the first year I had an issue with the battery.  The cell degraded very quickly to the point it would not run for more than 30min.  I complained to Gigabyte and even contacted the battery company in Taiwan.  Gigabyte responded and told me they would replace the battery.  I was concerned the batteries were faulty so I asked to purchase a second just in case for $90.  I ended up getting 2 replacement batteries for $90 and have been using the first for the last 3 years no issues.  This is the toughest and most reliable Laptop I have ever owned.  I have dragged it around the world 2 times since purchased and it has never let me down.  I added a 240Gb Samsung M.2 to replace the original and installed a 2.5" 480GB Intel 720.  I run Mint 18.1 99.9% of the time, but did update the windows install to Win 10.  I'll be using this laptop until it dies.  Most of my work is Film RAW photos and Video editing on Linux.  I even dumped water on it for a family presentation.  Let it dry out and good to go.  It's been dropped, and had things dropped on it.  I just hope when this finally dies that Gigabyte has an equivalent replacement.  No one these days gives you a 2yr warranty on anything electronic.  This thing was born to run. Comment posted from the very unit. 8)


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