Intel’s drive towards reviving notebooks is all about making them more accessible, portable and user friendly. Haswell mobile is a big part of this and we can already see Gigabyte taking this onboard with the U24F slim notebook. Gigabyte showed off this notebook in a demonstration at Computex and the U24F has some decent specifications. There is a choice of Haswell Mobile Core i5s or Core i7s and it uses a 14 inch 1600 by 900 LCD. 4GB or 8GB or SODIMM DDR3 come pre-installed and there is space for up to 16GB. The graphics are powered by a combination of Intel HD 4400 graphics and Nvidia’s GT 750M 2GB GPU. Nvidia Optimus technology means the U24F can switch between the two to balance performance and battery life.
Gigabyte are offering a 128 or 256GB mSATA SSD pre-installed and a 500/750/1000GB hard drive. A DVD-RW is provided as well as two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, an SD card reader, Gigabit LAN, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 to top off the extensive connectivity options. The provided battery is a 47.73 watt-hour battery and should provide extensive battery life with the new power efficient Haswell mobile architecture.
The Gigabyte U24F weighs 1.59kg with an mSATA SSD and 1.69kg with an mSATA SSD and mechanical hard drive.
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