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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6/7/2012 1:09:22 AM
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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