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Gigabyte X11  (Source: Gigabyte)
X11 is the lightest 11.6-inch notebook in the world

Gigabyte has launched three new lightweight and powerful notebook computers including the X11 Ultra Lightweight claimed to be in the lightest 11.6-inch notebook on the market at 2.15 pounds. The machine uses a carbon fiber chassis that is light and durable, and the machine is only 0.3 cm at its thinnest part in 1.65 cm at its thickest part.
Gigabyte designed the X11 to remind users of a high-end sports car and it uses a hidden aluminum hinge for the lid. The machine uses Windows 7 and has a 128 GB SSD. The X11 also has a USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, and an LED backlit screen. The machine will be available in multiple configurations costing up to $1,299 when it launches in July.

Gigabyte X11
The Gigabyte U2422 is a 14-inch notebook computer weighing in at 3.46 pounds. It uses the new third-generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M or 640M discrete graphics. The notebook also has a light sensing backlit keyboard and screen resolution of 1600 x 900. The notebook promises superior sound with THX TruStudio Pro technology. The U2422 will sell for $999-$1,299 when it launches in June.
The third new notebook is the Gigabyte U2440. It is a 14-inch notebook using third-generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce 630M graphics. The machine has a 1 TB hard drive for storage and THX audio for superior sound quality. The machine will start at $699 and features USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4 out, and Bluetooth. The machine will launch in June.

Gigabyte U2440

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RE: It was great until
By Motoman on 5/31/2012 11:22:02 AM , Rating: 5
Oh sure...the industry should cater to the 0.01% that wants to put Linux (or whatever) on their laptop. So we should always sell all laptops without any OS at all. Makes perfect sense. Can't see how that wouldn't work out.

RE: It was great until
By tayb on 5/31/2012 11:18:57 AM , Rating: 2
It wouldn't be much of a hassle to offer the notebook without an OS but it would be a technical support nightmare. Far too many idiots out there.

RE: It was great until
By XZerg on 5/31/2012 11:38:30 AM , Rating: 2

To the poster 2 post above: How exactly is a company supposed to know what drivers to make available and test the system with if they don't install an OS?

RE: It was great until
By Argon18 on 5/31/2012 3:32:31 PM , Rating: 1
Um, no. If there is no OS, there is no drivers. And there is no software support. How can it be a "support nightmare" if there is no software support included? Windows itself is a support nightmare. The computer OEM saves from having to provide that support if they sell the machine without an OS.

It would come with hardware warranty only, and no software support. Include a bootable hardware diagnostic CD. If it runs and finds no problems, then the hardware is good. If it finds a failed component, then the hardware is bad, send it in for replacement. Very simple and straightforward.

RE: It was great until
By kmmatney on 5/31/2012 3:56:20 PM , Rating: 2
Not going to happen....

At least you can still use your windows license inside a VM when needed.

RE: It was great until
By ritualm on 5/31/2012 9:34:31 PM , Rating: 2
Linux simply is not designed for mass consumption, Windows is. Lindows/Linspire never took off precisely because it's not Windows.

The market of people who want Ubuntu pre-installed on laptops is smaller than those who want a pair of GTX690 in SLI.

RE: It was great until
By alcalde on 6/7/2012 1:13:01 AM , Rating: 2
>Linux simply is not designed for mass consumption, Windows is.

I'm sorry, I must have missed the section where you provided the evidence for your trolling comment....

>Lindows/Linspire never took off precisely because it's not Windows.

You're going back a thousand years there, aren't you? I'm sure a preexisting software monopoly has absolutely nothing to do with it.

RE: It was great until
By Argon18 on 5/31/2012 3:28:04 PM , Rating: 3
Um, no. You're focus is too narrow, open your mind a little. Lets say I have bought a retail box copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I put it on my desktop pc. Then later, I decide to ditch the desktop and get a laptop instead. Why should I have to pay for yet another Windows license? If I already own a legitimate Windows license and install media, I should be allowed to use that, and not be forced into buying another license.

RE: It was great until
By Reinman on 5/31/2012 3:54:23 PM , Rating: 2
Why would you buy another license if the licensed you bought is retail price. Only the OEM that can't be transferred. For retail, you can always install to another PC or laptop as long as the other is not active anymore.

RE: It was great until
By Argon18 on 5/31/2012 3:35:37 PM , Rating: 3
Also, your reading comprehension sucks. "should always sell all laptops without any OS at all" is not what I said. I said they should offer it as an *option*. An Option!

RE: It was great until
By Motoman on 5/31/2012 5:57:07 PM , Rating: 2
Your attitude sucks. STFO and GTFO.

RE: It was great until
By alcalde on 6/7/2012 1:09:22 AM , Rating: 2
It's called "bundling", and yes we would be better off if every machine wasn't shipped with an OS. If you've already got an OS license you can use on the new machine, you're still stuck paying an estimated $50+ more for an OS license you didn't need. And if you're using Linux, then you're paying for something you don't even want. There's no reason why machines can't come with or without an OS. Seriously - laptop vendors give you a choice of memory sizes, hard drives, discrete graphics options, often different LCD resolution options - why do you have a problem with an OS option? Why can't there be a "No thank you, I'll supply my own" checkbox under OS on the ordering page just like there's always an option to upgrade to a higher level of Windows?

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