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Gigabyte M1028 CafeBook touchscreen netbook clears FCC

Gigabyte M1028 CafeBook touchscreen netbook clears FCC

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.

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Gigabyte W376M 13.3-inch with HSDPA & TV

Gigabyte W376M 13.3-inch with HSDPA & TV

It's not all swiveling, docking, lightweight netbooks at Gigabyte's CeBIT stand; the company has also brought along a couple of more mainstream models.  One such is this, the Gigabyte W376M, a 13.3-inch widescreen Centrino 2 notebook with integrated 3.5G HSDPA and TV tuner.

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Gigabyte Booktop M1022 with desktop dock

Gigabyte Booktop M1022 with desktop dock

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.

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Gigabyte Thin Note M1024

Gigabyte Thin Note M1024

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.

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Gigabyte Touch Note M1028 hits CeBIT 2009

Gigabyte Touch Note M1028 hits CeBIT 2009

After the niche-carving success of their M912, Gigabyte are back with a new touchscreen convertible netbook.  Debuted at CeBIT, the Gigabyte Touch Note M1028 has an 10.1-inch swiveling touchscreen, comes with up to Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor and has a 160GB hard-drive.

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Gigabyte keyboards & mice bring the bland to CeBIT

Gigabyte keyboards & mice bring the bland to CeBIT

Gigabyte have released a range of new, not exactly attractive peripherals at CeBIT 2009 this week, including the bizarrely crystal-encrusted GM-M7800S wireless mouse seen here.  Obviously the one thing better than a 1,600dpi leather-clad mouse is one studded with a few Swarovski  crystals that you won't even see when using it.

 

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Intel Atom N280 with HD-capable GN40 chipset coming Q2/Q3 2009

Intel Atom N280 with HD-capable GN40 chipset coming Q2/Q3 2009

Anybody who has been following the tech world for the past six months will know that netbooks have swarmed the market; as soon as I see the word, my fingers automatically start typing "Intel Atom N270".  Now it looks as though that will have to change: reports from notebook manufacturers suggest that the next-gen single-core Intel mobile processor, the Atom N280, will begin to appear in devices between Q2 and Q3 of this year.

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Gigabyte M528 MID unboxed

Gigabyte M528 MID unboxed

Gigabyte's M528 MID has been flitting around the pages of SlashGear for so long now, it was hard to believe we'd never seen an unboxing for the touchscreen handheld.  Thankfully the guys at UMPCFever have sorted that, showing the mobile internet device taken from box, to SIM and battery slotting in, to boot and then even flirting with its aigo counterpart.

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Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 gets Zalman GPU cooling in Japan

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 gets Zalman GPU cooling in Japan

All my video cards have had after market GPU coolers for better air flow with quieter operation, so does my latest Nvidia with Zalman VF900-cu. The Zalman VF900 is a hybrid VGA cooling combines uniquely heatpipes design with a 90mm fan on its pure copper heatsink. Apparently Gigabyte likes the design; they have teamed up with Zalman, packed its latest ATI Radeon HD 4870 GV-R487D5-1GG with VF-900 looks alike GPU cooler.

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Fujitsu U2010 & Gigabyte U60 UMPCs next to get Windows 7

Fujitsu U2010 & Gigabyte U60 UMPCs next to get Windows 7

Benchmarks schmenchmarks - what we want to see is Windows 7 running on more and more devices!  Today it's the turn of a couple of touchscreen ultraportables, one old and one new, to take the Microsoft pre-beta OS for a spin.  The venerable Gigabyte U60 - rocking a VIA 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM - takes first punt, closely followed by the Fujitsu U2010 (aka U820).

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Windows 7 on Gigabyte M912 touchscreen netbook

Windows 7 on Gigabyte M912 touchscreen netbook

The Windows 7 testing continues, with Gigabyte's M912 convertible touchscreen netbook the latest to have some playtime with Microsoft's new pre-beta OS.  Actual test results are pretty sparse right now, but UMPC Fever have been recording start-up and shut-down times which give a good indication of how usable the OS might be on the tablet.  Booting into Windows 7 on the M912 takes roughly 1 minute 11 seconds, while shutdown is around 32 seconds.

Video demos after the cut

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OS X Touchscreen Netbook: Gigabyte M912X gets the Apple sauce

OS X Touchscreen Netbook: Gigabyte M912X gets the Apple sauce

Netbooks running Apple's OS X have been done before, so this software install hack takes it one stage further by putting Leopard on a touchscreen Gigabyte M912X.  Since Leopard has inking facilities built-in - including an on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition courtesy of InkWell - it looks to be a very successful transplant.

Check out the video demo of the Gigabyte touchscreen MacBook after the cut

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