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.

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote

Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote Technical Specifications

  • Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 1.6GHz
    Intel® Atom™ Processor N280 1.66GHz (M1028P)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
  • Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset+ ICH7M
  • 1GB SO-DIMM*1 (Max 2GB)
  • Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset+ ICH7M
  • 10.1″ Touch TFT-LCD WSVGA, 1024×600, with LED backlit (T1028M/G)
  • 2.5″ 9.5mm SATA HDD 5400rpm, 160 GB
  • USB(2.0)*3, Mic-in, Earphone-out, D-Sub, RJ45, Express Card, 4-in-1 card reader(MMC/SD/MS/MS Pro), DC-in
  • Speaker 1.5 watt*2
  • Bluetooth Built-in V2.1
  • Webcam 1.3M pixels webcam
  • Ethernet LAN 10/100BASE-T
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n, 802.16 WiMAX(optional)
  • 3.5G Module HSDPA support (T1028G)
  • Battery Li-Ion 4 cells, ~4500mAh Battery, battery life 4hrs
  • Li-Ion 6 cells, ~7650mAh Battery, battery life 6.5hrs
  • Dimension (4 cell):265(W) x 195(D) x 38.5(H)mm
    (6 cell):265(W) x 214(D) x 41.4(H)mm
  • Weight 1.3kg (with 4-cell battery)
    1.48kg (with 6-cell battery)


207 Responses to “Gigabyte T1028 TouchNote, first review appears”

  1. Matthias said:
    February 27th, 2011 11:28 AM

    I’ve used the T1028x for just about 12 months now and must say it’s a very good Netbook. It incorporates a good screen and with 2Gb RAm has plenty of processing power for what I tend to use it for on the road.

    It duplicates as my car-puter when off-roading, using the T1028 has the advantage I can use keyboard, touchscreen or trackpad to easily manipulate the maps and other information.

    I’d like to see it become more widely available in the EU & UK so it’s easier to get spares and accesories for it over here.