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GIGABYTE U2442F Ultrabook Laptop Review - Accessory Port Layout and Performance

We take a look at GIGABYTE's U2442F Ultrabook, which features discrete graphics to enable gaming while remaining light and portable.

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:41 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Accessory Port Layout and Performance

 

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The left side, from back to front, features the Ethernet port, VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, microphone and audio jacks and Kensington lock.

 

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The right side, from back to front, features the power port, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader.

 

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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The GIGABYTE U2442F's USB 2.0 implementation doesn't really offer any surprises. It runs in a similar range as the other comparison systems and averages out to be towards the bottom, but not by much.

 

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Again, nothing exactly surprising or exciting happening with the U2442F's USB2.0 write performance. The system manages an average of 20.9MB/s, which is again towards the end of the pack, but not by a lot.

 

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Moving to USB 3.0, however, the GIGABYTE U2442F starts to fall behind. While not the slowest we have tested, it's pretty close to it and is over 20MB/s slower than the fastest unit we have tested.

 

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When it comes to write performance, the GIGABYTE U2442F continues the trend. It produces a write speed of 94.7MB/s, which is the slowest tested so far. It's just more than half as fast as the fastest unit we've tested, the GIGABYTE P2542G.

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