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Gigabyte BookTop M1305 & M1405 with external GPU docks get video demo

Gigabyte BookTop M1305 & M1405 with external GPU docks get video demo

Remember Gigabyte's BookTop M1405, the docking-station equipped notebook that not only gained extra ports when locked into place, but an external graphics card?  Gigabyte have been demonstrating it at CeBIT 2010 this week, and it looks an interesting prospect.  In fact, there are two new BookTops, the M1405 - with a 14-inch display - and its 13-inch M1305 partner, packing a choice of Celeron ULV, Pentium or Core 2 Duo processors.  Inside the dock, meanwhile, there's an NVIDIA GeForce GT220 with 1GB of its own DDR3 memory.

Video demo after the cut

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For DIYers and PC Gamers, GIGABYTE System Builder released by Futuremark

For DIYers and PC Gamers, GIGABYTE System Builder released by Futuremark

Most shoppers for a new PC face the dilemma of deciding how much to spend (especially in this economy) and what type of performance they should expect in return.  Known for its performance analysis software and services( for PCs and smartphones such as the the 3DMark benchmark suite), Futuremark, is attempting take the strenuous guesswork out of the process of purchasing a PC with the System Builder by Gigabyte online tool.

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MID development slashed as manufacturer interest wanes?

MID development slashed as manufacturer interest wanes?

Many have accused Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) as being gadgets in dire search of a purpose, and despite Intel's push for the segment the talk out of Taipei is that the ultraportable touchscreen handhelds are having a difficult time finding traction among manufacturers.  DigiTimes is reporting that several companies originally signed up to Intel's Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance (MIDIA) have axed MID development, while those manufacturers who have actually shipped devices have only done so in numbers described as "very weak".

Gigabyte Booktop M1305 ultraportable gets GPU-toting desktop dock [Video]

Gigabyte Booktop M1305 ultraportable gets GPU-toting desktop dock [Video]

Gigabyte have always thought a little different with their ultraportables, and their latest model is no different.  The Gigabyte Booktop M1305, like the Booktop M1022 we reviewed back in June, comes with a desktop docking station; however, the M1305 is a 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 machine and uses Intel's CULV processors, rather than the paltry Atom N270, and squeezes an NVIDIA GeForce GT220 GPU with 1GB of DDR3 memory into the dock for improved graphics performance.

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