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Gigabyte announces 14-inch lightweight laptop with Tiger Lake CPU and two M.2 slots

Gigabyte introduced its U4 laptop. This 14-inch laptop weighs less than a kilogram and features, among other things, a Tiger Lake series Intel Core i7 CPU and two M.2 slots. Battery capacity is 36Wh.

from Gigabyte U 4 It weighs 990 grams and is 16.5 mm thick. The notebook has a 14-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, according to GB, the screen can display 100% of the sRGB color space and the screen can be tilted 180 degrees.

The laptop is also equipped with an Intel Core i7-1195G7 CPU, which has four cores with interlacing and a clock speed of 2.9GHz, although the maximum turbo frequency is 5.0GHz. The U4 has an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU and comes standard with 8GB of DDR4-3200 memory, although it can be expanded to a maximum of 64GB. The laptop also has two M.2 2280 slots, one of which supports PCIe 4.0.

In terms of connectivity, the Gigabyte U4 features a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A connector, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, and a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 4 support. The laptop also has HDMI 2.0, a 3.5mm combo jack for audio, a microphone, and a microSD card reader. The laptop supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

The U4 battery has a capacity of 36Wh. According to Gigabyte, the battery lasts eight hours, but the company doesn’t share how battery life is calculated or with what workload battery life should be achieved. The 65W battery is charged via DC connection. The laptop also supports 35W charging via the Thunderbolt 4 connector. Gigabyte hasn’t mentioned a release date or suggested retail price yet.