The Gigabyte U2142 is an ultrabook that transforms into a tablet. It looks like a classic convertible tablet, with a hinge that swivels to let you rotate the screen 180 degrees and then fold it down over the keyboard.
Gigabyte plans to bring the U2141 ultrabook to market shortly after Windows 8 hits the streets on October 26th.
The laptop has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and both a hard drive and solid state cache disk. Prices are expected to start at about $999, but Gigabyte will offer models with up to 1.2TB of storage (with a 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD) and up to 16GB of RAM — although I suspect a maxed-out system won’t be cheap.
Gigabyte’s new ultrabook will be powered by an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor, and all models will features USB 3.0, HDMI, and VGA ports as well as Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and optional HSPA.
The convertible tablet weighs about 2.9 pounds.