It is already no secret that even with the criticism Microsoft has had to face in terms of their new version of the Windows OS, manufacturer are still doing a very good job at adopting it, about as eager as never before. That is because the software though breaks tradition it offers mobile-oriented features such as no other.


The rumors about manufacturers such as Acer or Toshiba getting ready to unveil hybrid Windows 8 powered devices of the convertible kind have flooded the internet lately, though without any actual solid info about a possible release date. In the meantime it looks like Gigabyte has went ahead and done it, managing to announce one of the first convertible ultrabooks for this year.

The Gigabyte U2142 breaks tradition with its mobility oriented device that offers the possibility to use it as a regular tablet. Still, not just any tablet as the U2142 comes with the Microsoft Windows 8 OS, weighting in at just 1.39 kg for the m-SSD variant. It comes with a 1366 x 768 multitouch display, offers expandable memory of up to 16GB and 256m SATA SSD to 1TB HDD internal memory choices. It is expected to be priced at around €949 for the cheapest model.