We've been talking about the T1028M Touchnote for awhile now, but nothing gets us more excited than full, genuine unboxing and that's precisely what we came across today. The Gigabyte T1028M Touchnote got its moment in the sun today with a full unboxing over at UMPCPortal. This portable seemed to pretty much live up to expectations, though there was a disappointment factor when it came to the battery.
Gigabyte have posted the official specifications page and user manual for their T1028 TouchNote netbook. The convertible touchscreen netbook was announced at CeBIT 2009, and has a 10.1-inch 1042 x 600 LED backlit display as standard, an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz or N280 1.66Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM (max 2GB).
Gigabyte's three CeBIT 2009 netbooks have scored pricing and shipping dates from importer Mobilx. The Gigabyte M1022 BookTop, which has an upright desktop docking station and the Gigabyte T1028M TouchNote with a convertible 10.1-inch touchscreen will land at the end of next month, followed by the Gigabyte S1024 ThinNote.
Gigabyte's M1028 convertible touchscreen netbook has cleared the FCC, complete with Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, up to 2GB of RAM, a maximum 250GB HDD storage and optional 3G and/or WiMAX data connections. Listed under the product name Gigabyte M1028 CafeBook, rather than "Touch Note" as we've seen before, the manual also lists the display as 8.9 rather than 10-inches; we're presuming that's an error rather than an actual spec-change.
Docking stations for laptops aren't new, but offering one for a netbook is. That's what Gigabyte have brought along to CeBIT this year, in the shape of the Gigabyte Booktop M1022, a 10.1-inch WXGA netbook running Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor that has a special upright dock offering connectivity to a standalone monitor and peripherals.
If you're going to call your netbook "Thin Note" then it has to be pretty blinkin' thin, and happily Gigabyte seem to have managed to shave a reasonable amount of bulk off of their Thin Note M1024. The 10.1-inch netbook has an LED-backlit display and Intel's N270 1.6GHz Atom CPU, paired with 1GB of DDR2 memory.