gigabyte gigabyte  /ˈɡɪ ɡə ˌbaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes
  2. (n) a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That isn't anything like the limit you can get up to 344 hours on the 320-gigabyte drive but it's enough to record every single West Wing ever broadcast.
  2. Standard PCs bought more than 18 months ago typically came with less than a gigabyte of RAM; they may be running painfully slow with today's more demanding programs.
  3. But I sympathize more with the toddlers whose bouts of playing with themselves, feces hurling and projectile vomiting are being recorded, page by gigabyte, for posterity.

News

  1. Gigabyte at the Taipei 101

    Part of the Gigabyte show over recent years as one of the main sponsors of Computex is their VIP suite on the 36 th  floor of the Taipei 101, reserved for media and special guests, with the main Gigabyte booth at one of the show halls nearer to the ground.  My first meeting this week was at the Gigabyte VIP Suite, looking at most of the new hardware and talking to the important people who make ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: AnandTech

  2. Gigabyte to Bundle WindForce 450W on Select GTX Titans

    Gigabyte’s GV-NTITAN-6GDB bundle will include the company’s WindForce 450 W coolers as a DIY upgrade with select batches of reference design GTX Titans.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Tom's Hardware

  3. Gigabyte's convertible tablet goes on sale in July

    Taiwan-based Gigabyte may be more widely known for making motherboards and components. But it caught our eye at Computex this week with some new two-in-one devices about to hit the market. The S1185 is a laptop-tablet hybrid that has a stand and detachable keyboard. The device has a variety of connectivity and ports including USB 3.0, VGA and HDMI. It will be out in the beginning of July and for ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PC World

Quotes

  1. "We're choosing to focus on the PlayStation 2 consumer with the PlayStation 2, which remains incredibly relevant, and focus on the PlayStation 3 consumer with the new 40-gigabyte model and the great software coming out," Tretton said....
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Jack Tretton Source: Reuters.uk

  2. "We are now offering our users more capacity at an even lower price per gigabyte.," said Philip Schiller, Apple's marketing vice-president, revealing that the company has shipped 76PB of storage space since it began its onslaught on the market...
    on Sep 14, 2005 By: Philip Schiller Source: ZDNet UK

  3. "When we started with our first iPod five years ago, it put 1,000 songs in your pocket," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "This new 160-gigabyte iPod Classic, which is far smaller than the original iPod, puts 40,000 songs in your pocket. It's just
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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