March 10, 2009 at 2:43 pm
Gigabyte’s upcoming net tablet, the Touch Note M1028, has passed through the FCC. This highlights a strong possibility of the M1028 being sold in the US as the FCC is normally a pre-cursor before a device goes on sale there. Interestingly all of the FCC documentation refers to the M1028 as the ‘CafeBook’ rather than the ‘TouchNote’ nickname with which it was paraded about last week at CeBIT. Also, it looks like Windows Vista will be offered as an option as well as an optional high resolution 8.9-inch screen at 1280 x 768.
Apart from that there is little new information, although an English manual was found on the FCC listing page. This page also shows a number of photos of the M1028’s internals and where all of the ports are to be located. The TouchNote M1028 has a 10.1-inch swivelling touchscreen display and is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU. The M1028 will have a 160GB hard-drive, 1GB of DDR2 memory (2GB maximum) and the Intel 945GSE graphics chipset.