As Computex 2011 draws to a close there are a few more notable portable consumer products to discuss. Gigabyte introduced a new notebook called the M2432, which offers up a robust and generously specced consumer laptop along with a unqiue docking station. This 14-inch notebook features the latest Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs with a Core i5-2410M at a clock speed of 2.3GHz. RAM starts at 4GB of DDR3 memory, you’ve also got 500GB of storage with Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3, HDMI out, eSATA / USB 2 combo port and two USB 3 ports. Its a neat and tidy package at just 1.8KG. The graphics processing is supplied by the stock HD 3000 integrated GPU from Intel and this is where things get interesting.
The docking station not only provides an additional 6 USB 2 ports, DVI and HDMI-out ports but there is also a built-in desktop-class Nvidia Geforce GT 440 GPU with 1GB of RAM. So connecting the notebook to the docking station increases the GPU horsepower quite significantly. Now that is rather impressive. Unfortunately Gigabyte have not provided pricing or launch date details just yet.