Most P.C gamers who want to game on the go expect to lug around a desktop replacement laptop: unwieldy mammoths that have power similar to a desktop. NVIDIA and Gigabyte have a solution to ameliorate this problem: putting the GeForce GT 600M GPUs into Gigabyte’s latest Ivy Bridge powered Ultrabooks.
Gigabyte first showed off some of these new ultrabook offerings at CeBIT in March, but is promising a more in depth showing this week at Computex – fitting since the Computex of 2011 was where the ultrabook platform was born.
While Gigabyte is offering three major ultrabook configurations for 2012, only the U2442N and U2442V will come with an NVIDIA GPU. The notebooks have an HD+ (1600×900) LED backlight display, a dual storage system equipped with an mSATA SSD and an mSATA 750GB HDD, and USB 3.0 ports. The U244N has an Intel Core i5 chip while the U2442V uses ULV (ultra-low voltage) versions of the Intel chips, for improved battery life.
Gigabyte has yet to disclose the battery life of the U2242V with an ULV chip.
Unfortunately, Gigabyte is currently coy on details about pricing and availability.