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Old 06-06-2012, 09:30 PM
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Default Gigabyte gives its Ultrabooks a Graphical Boost

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/gigabyte-u2442-brings-high-end-nvidia-graphics-to-the-ultrabook' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/gigabyte-...o-the-ultrabook</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Ultrabooks with Intel&rsquo;s 3rd Generation Core Series processors may be good enough for productivity tasks, but we wouldn&rsquo;t recommend playing Batman: Arkham City on them. Fortunately, you don&rsquo;t have to choose between a thin-lightweight notebook and one with strong graphics performance. While it&rsquo;s not marketed as a gaming rig, the new Gigabyte u2442 14-inch Ultrabook comes with an optional Nvidia GT640M graphics chip, but weighs a reasonable 3.46 pounds while measuring just .7 inches thick. "</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1339003492.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>When netbooks came out, they were an interesting proposition.&nbsp; They were lightweight, mostly had a reasonable battery life and just enough computing power to get your day to day tasks done.&nbsp; Those days are over, with the rise of Ultrabooks.&nbsp; Thin and light, just like a netbook and with a good chunk of juice to last the day.&nbsp; However, while ultrabooks come with a little more horsepower than your standard netbook, they still lacked any graphical strength.&nbsp; Integrated graphics are much better than days of yore, but they still fall short when playing any of the more demanding modern games.</p><p>It is really a relief to see some manufacturers take notice, and offer ultrabooks with discrete graphics.&nbsp; If only they can emphasize this benefit more.&nbsp; Most people I have met show more interest in the speed of the CPU and the price tag.&nbsp; Hopefully they will realize that a happy laptop experience means taking more into account.</p>
 
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