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Gigabyte M700 IPTV UMPC with digital tuner base-station

Gigabyte M700 IPTV UMPC with digital tuner base-station

With the array of Eee-style budget notebooks clamouring to play the role of your companion PC, Microsoft's UMPC format is being forced to think outside of its traditional box to score sales. Gigabyte have stepped up with the M700; while it may look like a typical 7-inch touchscreen slate, in actual fact it's running VIA's 1.2Ghz processor with the new VX800 chipset (with Chrome 9 graphics and video decoding hardware) and is part of the company's latest IPTV push. The M700 is in actual fact a mobile media center, complete with a dock that packs a digital TV tuner and IPTV streamer.

Check out the video overview of the Gigabyte M700 after the cut

MSI and Gigabyte launching new budget notebooks end of Q2

MSI and Gigabyte launching new budget notebooks end of Q2

According to a Chinese-language paper, Commercial Times, there are sources that say that MSI will be launching its Wind notebook in 8.9 and/or 10 inch sizes priced between $470 and $1099. I don’t know what kind of budget PC they are marketing that is going to cap out at a little over a thousand dollars though.

Gigabyte M704 UMPC yet another addition to what seemed to be a stale market

Gigabyte M704 UMPC yet another addition to what seemed to be a stale market

First we get hit with the new Asus offering, and now Gigabyte has a new UMPC too, looks like things are popping in the UMPC market again. Sadly it looks like this will, for now, only be available in Taiwan.

But if you are still interested, it has a 1.2GHz VIA Esther ULV C7-M processor, a 7” LED backlit LCD with a 1024x600 resolution, and a 40 or 60GB HDD with Windows Vista. It weighs a mere 780 grams.

Gigabyte W251-G5 – Small, sleek, but still packs some power

Gigabyte W251-G5 – Small, sleek, but still packs some power

I'm not a huge fan of smaller laptops, mostly because I hate sacrificing my larger screens. However, when I'm traveling to shows I do get burdened by carrying around a larger (and bulkier) laptop. So I'm almost thinking that I need to get a smaller notebook just so I'm not weighed down. This new one from Gigabyte looks pretty appealing.

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