May 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Gigabyte is set to launch an 11.6-inch convertible ultrathin at Computex. The M1125 will be powered by Intel’s new Calpella series (Core i3, i5, i7) of processors. The actual processor used is unknown but we’ll find out more details next week. The M1125 will also come with USB 3.0 connectivity.
Other specs aren’t known right now although it will come with an optional docking station that includes an optical disk drive. What we can tell from the only picture we’ve found is that it comes with a chiclet keyboard, VGA and Ethernet port. More details are expected next week at Computex, including the type of touch panel used. Click through for a larger picture after the break. Read more
March 5, 2010 at 10:10 am
We have already heard that Gigabyte is launching a Pine Trail update to its Booktop M1022 netbook called the M1000. We are receiving word on the different models under the M1000 series, the flagship of which will be the M1000N that comes with a flush glass display with 1366 x 768 resolution.
This particular model will also come with next-generation ION graphics, most likely the 8-core version since it is a 10-inch netbook. As it is a Booktop model, it will include a docking station that has a HDMI port and DVD drive. It will also come with a 6-cell battery with a price point estimated at €450 – €500. Read more
March 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm
Gigabyte is set to announce a number of new netbooks at CeBIT that officially begins tomorrow. The T1000P already made an appearance on Gigabyte’s official website last week, so there’s not too much we don’t already know. It is the Pine Trail update to the 10-inch T1028 TouchNote that also sports a chiclet keyboard.
Two versions are due, the T1000X has a 4-cell 4500mAh battery and weighs 1.3kg (2.9lbs). The more expensive T1000P will have a N470 Atom CPU, multi-touch display, 6-cell 7650mAh battery and weighs 1.48kg (3.3lbs). JKKMobile has a hands-on video of the T1000P that we’ve attached below. Read more
October 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm
Gigabyte is the latest company to announce its Windows 7 refreshes for its current range of netbooks. Both the 10.1-inch T1028X TouchNote convertible netbook and M1022X Booktop will be launched with Windows 7 Starter Edition.
The T1028X TouchNote has a 10.1-inch (1366 x 768) touchscreen display and is powered by a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, 1.3MP webcam and 6-cell (7650mAh) battery. The specifications remain unchanged apart from the OS.
The M1022X Booktop does have revised hardware. It also now has a HD display (10.1-inch display with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels). It also comes with a high capacity 6-cell (7800mAH) battery that should last for 8 hours.
The Windows 7 T1028X will ship for 72,800 Yen (£488, $800, €537) and the M1022X will cost 66,800 Yen (£447, $735, €492). Both models should hit other regions soon enough.
August 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm
The Gigabyte S1024 Myou netbook (or recently known as the ThinNote) has now started to ship in Hong Kong. The Myou is the ‘thin and light’ part of the recent trio of netbooks released by Gigabyte, which includes the T1028 TouchNote and M1022 Booktop.
The Myou has a 10.2-inch (1024 x 576) LED backlit display and is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU and 945 GSE chipset. Other features include 1GB RAM, 60GB/80GB PATA HDD (4200RPM), Wi-Fi (b/g), Bluetooth 2.1 and optional 3G. It also comes with a 6-cell Li-Ion battery rated at 3600mAh. It is currently selling for HK$3,580 (£280, €323, $462). We’ll bring you news of a wider release as soon as it comes.
August 11, 2009 at 10:33 am
The Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote has only just become available for sale and already we have the first unboxing video from Brad over at Liliputing. The T1028X is the higher-end model in the T1028 series and offers a slightly faster 1.66GHz N280 Atom processor, high-resolution (1366 x 768) display and a 6-cell 7650mAh battery that should last for around six and a half hours.
The keyboard looks nice and large along with a wide multi-touch supported touchpad. However, to account for that large keyboard, the mouse buttons are placed either side of the touchpad. There are several access panels on the bottom for the RAM, HDD and a Mini PCI-E slot. Behind the battery, you’ll also find a sim-card slot. The T1028X is also compared to the 10-inch Lenovo S10-2 and Asus Eee PC 1000H. Check out the unboxing and first impression videos below. Read more
August 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Gigabyte has released a more powerful 10-inch convertible netbook in its T1028 range. The T1028X follows on from the T1028M by including a slightly faster 1.66GHz N280 Atom processor, high-resolution (1366 x 768) display and a 6-cell 7650mAh battery that should last for around six and a half hours.
Other specs remain the same and include 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Wi-Fi (b/g), Bluetooth and an Expresscard/34 slot. It is currently available in Europe from Moblix.hu for a recession-busting €622. Certainly not cheap, but it seems to be one of the few convertible netbooks with 10-inch swivel touchscreen on the market today.
Via UMPC Portal.
July 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm
The Gigabyte Booktop M1022 is a 10-inch netbook with a twist. It comes with a docking station that allows you to connect a keyboard and monitor. The idea being that you can use it as a desktop at home and then take it out of its dock when on the move. Slashgear has posted the first proper review we’ve seen of the Booktop and their impressions were favourable.
They questioned whether you would want to use a system based on the N270 Atom processor as a desktop, but for light use it probably would be fine, with the added bonus of using full-sized peripherals. Whilst the Booktop does come at a premium to its peers, they found that the build quality and battery life were one step above its rivals. Read more
July 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Two Gigabyte netbooks have now seen their release in the United States. The Gigabyte TouchNote T1028 and Booktop M1022 have both gone on sale for $599.00 and $449.00 respectively. This leaves only the Gigabyte ThinNote S1024 to make its way at some point.
The TouchNote T1028 is a convertible netbook similar to the Asus Eee PC T91, so that it can be used in a tablet mode. However, the T1028 has a 10-inch screen compared to the 8.9-inch screen found in the Eee PC T91.
The Gigabyte M1022 has a docking station that can be connected to monitor/keyboard/mouse and be used as a desktop system when at home. It also has a 6-cell battery that should be good for 8 hours of battery life. Both models are powered by a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU and come with 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. So far there is no sight of these Gigabyte netbooks in the UK.
Via Portable Monkey.
June 3, 2009 at 10:44 am
Gigabyte initially announced three 10-inch netbooks a few months back. We’ve already heard quite a bit about the TouchNote T1028 and the Booktop M1022, but there has been little news surrounding the skinny ThinNote S1024 (‘S’ standing for slim).
It seems that Gigabyte has now rebranded the ThinNote S1024 and is now known as Myou. The specifications appear to be exactly the same, the Myou is just 2cm thick and weighs only 890g.
The Myou has a 10.2-inch (1024 x 576) LED backlit display and is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU and 945 GSE chipset. Other features include 1GB RAM, 60GB/80GB PATA HDD (4200RPM), Wi-Fi (b/g), Bluetooth 2.1 and optional 3G. It also comes with a 6-cell Li-Ion battery rated at 3600mAh. Check out a hands-on video of the Myou (courtesy of Engadget) after the break. Read more
May 26, 2009 at 11:04 am
Gigabyte will shortly be releasing the 10-inch M1022 Booktop. This is a netbook with a twist, as it has a docking station that allows you to connect a keyboard and monitor. The idea being that you can use it as a desktop at home and then take it out of its dock when on the move.
NetbookNews.de went hands-on with the M1022M, which comes with a 10.1-inch glossy (1024 x 600) LED backlit display powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU and 945GSE chipset. Several SKUs will be available including the M1022P that comes with a higher resolution 10.1-inch (1366 x 768) display and 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU plus GN40 chipset combination. Other features include 1GB RAM (2GB supported), a 160GB hard-disk drive, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, a 1.3MP webcam and a 6-cell 7800mAh battery. Read more
April 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm
We have learned from a very reliable source that Gigabyte is set to launch a couple of new netbooks this June. The 10-inch Gigabyte P1080 and Gigabyte P1082 appear to have the exact same specifications from what I can tell. The only difference is that the P1080 will be a white model, whilst the P1082 will be in black.
These new models will sit at the lower end of its netbook range, coming in cheaper than the TouchNote T1028, Booktop M1022 and ThinNote S1024. Given this value positioning, the specifications do nothing to amaze. Read more
April 11, 2009 at 11:46 am
A few days ago, UMPC Portal unboxed the Gigabyte’s 10-inch convertible tablet, the T1028M. They have now posted their thoughts following a couple of days of testing and overall impressions seem to be positive. The T1028M was found to come with some excellent features including a convertible screen, ExpressCard/34, easy access to HDD/RAM panels, wireless draft ‘n’ and a pre-wired 3G antenna.
The device seems to sit in a unique place with few major competitors. Asus are planning on introducing two models in the near future, the 8.9-inch T91 and the 10-inch T101, but apart from that, Gigabyte has the 10-inch market to themselves. The T1028M also boasts significant improvements over Gigabyte’s first convertible tablet, the 8.9-inch M912, which include better battery life, cooling, noise levels and stronger hinges.
The hard-disk was one of the fastest they had seen, giving a CrystalMark 2003 performance test of over 28,000. The reception on the 3G antenna was also excellent and even outperformed his mobile phone. The main points of criticism came from a glossy screen that made it difficult to use outdoors and battery life. The battery lasted between 2.5 to 4 hours depending on different levels of brightness and 3G connectivity, which is respectable but nothing outstanding. We look forward to seeing how the T1028M fares against Asus’ upcoming offerings.
April 9, 2009 at 9:47 am
Gigabyte’s upcoming 10-inch convertible tablet netbook, the T1028 TouchNote, has been unboxed courtesy of UMPC Portal. They videoed the whole event and gave their first impressions. The T1028M supplied to them already came pre-installed with an in-built 3G modem. Overall the unit fared favourably to Gigabyte’s previous net tablet, the 8.9-inch M912. It has a larger keyboard and touchpad and despite having a bigger screen, didn’t feel much heavier either. They felt noise and heat was also an improvement over the M912 despite some fan noise remaining.
The 1024 x 600 display did not appear to be as sharp as expected, probably due to the touch layer on the screen muting the screen somewhat. The screen felt responsive and supported gestures. Battery life wasn’t brilliant though, predicted to last under three hours. The T1028M comes with a 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 1GB RAM and 160GB hard-disk drive.
We know that a number of different T1028 models are planned with a ‘P’ version coming with a higher-resolution (1366 x 768) screen and 1.66GHz N280 CPU. The T1028M is expected to launch at the end of this month and it is interesting to see that the unit they played with had final retail packaging. Check out the video after the break. Read more
March 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Whilst Gigabyte’s upcoming 10-inch convertible tablet, the T1028 TouchNote has yet to launch, it already has seen its first review. Engadget China managed to get hands-on with the unit and posted their thoughts. They compared the T1028 to Gigabyte’s previous convertible tablet, the 8.9-inch M912.
The T1028 they played with had an in-built 3G module and a 6-cell battery. Gigabyte claims the battery should last 6.5 hours, however with the CPU at 100% load, 3G on, full brightness and highest volume it lasted 4.5 hours. Under normal use therefore I imagine it would get close to Gigabyte’s claims.
Screen accuracy was an improvement over the M912, however with a resistive screen this remains single touch only. The touchpad supports multi-touch gestures. In terms of benchmarks, the T1028 obtained a PCMark score of 1488 and a 3DMark06 score of 76 which is distinctly average compared to its peers. Overall, they felt the T1028 was an improvement over the M912. It has better build quality and they would recommend the T1028 (higher resolution 1366 x 768) with a 3G card. Click through for a full gallery of pictures and specifications. Read more