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GIGABYTE Windows 8 S1185 Tablet & U2142 Ultrabook

Under: Tablet PC
Date: January 22nd, 2013

We have some details today of two new devices from GIGABYTE, a Windows 8 tablet and a masterclass convertible ultrabook. The S1185 is a full HD IPS tablet that runs the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro OS and is targeted at both business and leisure use. The U2142 is a sleek Ultrabook, also running Windows 8 or Windows Pro 8 and gives users the option of using it as a tablet with touch capability or as an Ultrabook with the power of a notebook.

We’ll start off with some details for the GIGABYTE S1185 tablet. This has a 3rd generation Intel Core processor, Intel HD Graphics, 11.6-inch full HD IPS display with resolution of 1920 x 1080, a 5-megapixel rear camera as well as a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 4000 mAh battery. It also has a keyboard kit that attaches magnetically, VGA and HDMI ports, GIGABYTE mouse buttons, Optical Finger Navigation for PC mode usage and of course the use of Windows 8 apps. Dimensions are 297mm x 183mm x 13.6mm and it weighs 1kg with battery or 1.45kg with battery and keyboard. You can find out more, including pricing at this GIGABYTE product page.

The GIGABYTE U2142 Ultrabook on the other hand is a sleek convertible Ultrabook featuring innovative technology. It boasts a swivel hinge for converting it to use as either a tablet or an Ultrabook and it is powered with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor, either a 1.8GHz Core i3-3217U or 1.7 to 2.6GHz Core i5-3317U and Intel HD Graphics 4000. It sports an 11.6-inch display with resolution of 1366 x 768, 1.3-megapixel webcam and multi-connectivity ports.

The U2142 has up to 256GB mSATA solid-state drive and an extra 1TB of HDD so it has a huge amount of storage options and offers lightning quick speeds and excellent performance. It packs all of this into a unit weighing only 1.39kg (with battery and mSSD) or 1.49kg (with battery, mSSD and HDD) and dimensions are 339mm x 188mm x 20mm. To find out more, including pricing, head to this GIGABYTE product page.

Do either of these products sound like just what you need? Are you tempted to purchase the S1185 tablet or are you more drawn to the U2142 Ultrabook? Let us know by sending us your comments on these GIGABYTE products.

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    Battery life on either?
    And is the u2142 come with a tn or ips panel display?

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