Gigabyte Announces X11, World's Lightest 11.6" Notebook
May 31, 2012 10:05 AM
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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.
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.
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RE: 1600 x 900
6/1/2012 4:12:23 AM
eyestrain is a result of your refresh rate being too low, your sizing being too small, or both. if you don't know how to increase displayed font size/icon size, then you probably aren't smart enough to use a computer anyways.
let the large-format readers-digest reading freaks use a lower, non-native display setting. the rest of us in the REAL WORLD want high resolution--and the higher the better. personally, if i could get a 10MP picture on my laptop, i'd do it. i guarantee i won't have problems reading or develop eyestrain because of it.
RE: 1600 x 900
6/2/2012 6:38:23 PM
Hey wise guy, Mr. know-it-all, changing font-size and icon size doesn't make everything look alright. There's a reason why OS developers are working on Resolution Independence. Yea, the REAL WORLD.
I guarantee your desktop will look like shit. Why do you think people complain that they can't see shit out of their Hi-Res laptops? Are they all that stupid?
If I give you a 10MP laptop with 96dpi icons and crappy fonts, you'll wish you return your laptop back ASAP. And oh, you crappy IGP will not able to handle 10MP because your display memory is shit and forget about external monitor option.
You obvious haven't used a Hi-Res screen because I have and I have done everything you mentioned above. Windows XP will look like CRAP. Don't take my word for it, do it yourself.
Win7 looks better, but not ideal. It's a simple fact based on empirical evidence and general consensus amongst many credible sources.
If you are closed minded and judgemental, maybe you can learn a thing or two. Bring your ego down from a 10 down to a 2, and listen to what others have to say.
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