Gigabyte Shows Off The Booktop M2432 Notebook... And Its Docking Station

Brad Chacos

Whew! Is it getting hot in here, or is it just all the smoking new tech coming out of the Computex 2011 trade show? We've already spent some time looking at Gigabyte's AMD AM3+ CPU boards , but the company's Booktop M2432 notebook is looking mighty fine too. The successor to the Booktop M1405, the M2432 includes an Intel i5 processor, Intel's integrated HD 3000 GPU with HD graphics support, a USB 3.0 port, and a 14 inch backlit monitor with a 1366 x 768 resolution. But enough about the notebook – the cool thing about the M2432 is its docking station.

Slipping the M2432 into its docking station is kinda like feeding a Mogwai after midnight – it unleashes a whole new kind of bad-ass. The docking station turbocharges the M2432 with a built-in Nvidia GT 440 GPU with 1 GB of DDR5 VRAM and support for dual external monitors. You want ports? The docking station has ports. In addition to hosting six additional USB 3.0 ports, it also features HDMI, DVI and standard D-sub connections, plus "other useful ports normally found on a desktop PC," whatever that means. The notebook itself comes with Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 and THX audio, probably to help it keep up while you're getting your game on with the docking station's dual-screen goodness.

The notebook itself weighs it at just under 4 lbs, but who cares? We're totally leaving the M2432 hooked up to the docking station once one ends up in our sweaty little hands. You can check out more details in Gigabyte's press release .

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