If you are looking for portable power in an Ultrabook, the U2442V should be at the top of your list. The design is solid and the insides are packed full of performance components. The backlit keyboard is a pleasure to type on, though there are some quirks with the trackpad that need to be ironed out. The SSD screams along with tremendously fast transfer speeds and the discrete Nvidia GT 640M graphics are capable of more than doubling graphical performance when compared to integrated HD4000. For every-day mobility we’d prefer something lighter and smaller, but the U2442V is a great desk-to-desk powerhouse, a role that is complimented by the unit’s excellent port set.
Dynamism, who lent us the U2442V to review, have the U2442N (Core i5 model) available starting at $1,099, and the U2442V (Core i7 model, tested here) for $1,199: