Gigabyte U2442V and U2442N: And so, as Jazzie B-fronted classic UK funkmongers Soul II Soul once sang, “Back to life, back to reality”. They also went on to sing, “However do you want me?”. If you’re here, I assume it’s because you want me to “Keep on keeping on”. That was by Curtis Mayfield, though, not Soul II Soul. So I’ll keep on “Doin’ the Doo”. That was by Betty Boo.
Anyway, back in the era when people bought scary looking circuit boards with terrifyingly brittle microchips on them, Gigabyte were a household name. Given that most of us couldn’t give a flying fig what motherboard our computer uses, or how many Us or Vs there are in its name, it makes sense that they should pivot* into copying Apple’s MacBook Air. What a relief. The business is saved. Great product names too.
*If they’d been a VC-funded start-up, they’d be a photo-sharing social networking site by now, thus obeying “Patrick’s Law”.
(image from The Verge)