Gigabyte T1000 Pine Trail convertible netbook makes an appearance

February 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Gigabyte T1000Gigabyte will soon be launching a Pine Trail update to its 10-inch TouchNote T1028 convertible tablet. The Gigabyte T1000 made a brief appearance on the company’s official site with a full list of specs, which has since been pulled.

The T1000 looks very similar to the T1028 but will come with a 1.66GHz N450 Atom or 1.83GHz N470 Atom processor. It also sports a chiclet keyboard, the original came with a normal keyboard.

Two SKUs are due, the T1000X has a 4-cell 4500mAh battery and weighs 1.3kg (2.9lbs). The more expensive T1000P will have a multi-touch display, 6-cell 7650mAh battery and weighs 1.48kg (3.3lbs). You can check out a full spec list after the break. Read more

Gigabyte Japan announces 10.1” M022X & T10128X Windows 7 netbooks

October 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Gigabyte T1028 & M1022Gigabyte 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.

Via Netbooked.

Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote unboxing video

August 11, 2009 at 10:33 am

Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote 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

Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote with HD display now available

August 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote 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 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.

Gigabyte TouchNote and Booktop on sale in US

July 17, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Gigabyte TouchNoteTwo 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.

NbC Exclusive: Gigabyte P1080 and P1082 netbooks

April 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Gigabyte P1080 and P1082We 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

Gigabyte TouchNote T1028M netbook tested

April 11, 2009 at 11:46 am

Gigabyte T1028MA 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.

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote Video Unboxing

April 9, 2009 at 9:47 am

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNoteGigabyte’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

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote, first review appears

March 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNoteWhilst 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

Gigabyte T1028M & M1022 netbooks expected in April

March 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Import specialist, Mobilx, has confirmed that Gigabyte’s upcoming range of netbooks will start to hit retail channels from 30 April. The only models that have confirmed dates so far are the T1028M TouchNote convertible tablet and M1022 Booktop.

The TouchNote series will come in four different variants (M, G, P & X). All four have a 10.1-inch LED backlit display but the M/G models have 1024 x 600 resolution whilst the X/P models will be the HD models, supporting a resolution of 1366 x768. The Booktop M1022 is a white netbook that comes with its own docking station. The docking design allows you to connect a keyboard and monitor so that you can use it as a desktop at home and then take it out of its dock when on the move. The ThinNote S1024 (‘S’ standing for slim) is just 2cm thick and weighs only 890g.

Mobilx already has a sample unit of the T1028M TouchNote in their possession and have upgraded it with a 3G-module as the antenna is pre-wired. The TouchNote also has a pre-enabled SIM card slot. The Gigabyte T1028M TouchNote has a pre-order price of €477.63 whilst the M1022 Booktop has a pre-order price of €440.34. The S1024 Thin Note is listed at the same price as the Booktop although has no date listed yet. All of the above prices exclude VAT and 3G options cost extra. Check out the full specifications for Gigabyte’s range after the break. Read more

Gigabyte releases promo clips for new netbooks

March 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Gigabyte announced three new netbooks at CeBIT that are planned for release during 2009. It has released three short promotional videos for these netbooks giving an idea as to what they look like in motion. All three models sport a 10.1-inch display and are powered by Intel’s Atom N270/N280 CPU.

Judging by the videos it appears that the model names have changed slightly since CeBIT. The TouchNote T1028 (‘T’ standing for touch) seems to be the same model that was paraded as the M1028 at CeBIT. It is a convertible tablet with 10.1-inch LED backlit touchscreen. The ThinNote S1024 (‘S’ standing for slim) was previously known as the M1024 at CeBIT. It is just 2cm thick and weighs only 890g. Finally the Booktop M1022 is a white netbook that comes with its own docking station. The docking design allows you to connect a keyboard and monitor so that you can use it as a desktop at home and then take it out of its dock when on the move. All three videos plus full specifications after the break. Read more