Gigabyte M912 touchscreen netbook unboxed on video

Having found out on Monday that Gigabyte’s diminutive M912 convertible touchscreen tablet would start from just $556, interest in the Atom-powered ultraportable has steadily increased.  UMPC Portal’s Chippy has one of the first demo models, and he’s put together his unboxing and first impressions video (which you can see after the cut).


Gigabyte M912 touchscreen ultraportable priced from $556

Pricing details for Gigabyte’s M912 mini-convertible have emerged, courtesy of UMPC Fever’s user forum.  From the start, OS details were confusing; now it appears that three versions of the touchscreen notebook will be available, the M912V running Vista and the M912X and M912M both running XP. 


SlashGear Week in Review – June 15th

Unsurprisingly the iPhone 3G has overshadowed just about all other news this week, with Steve Jobs taking to the Keynote stage at WWDC 2008 on Monday and announcing Apple’s updated cellphone.  Packing 3G, GPS, improved software and more into an only slightly thicker (and curvier) chassis, the iPhone 3G is destined to make waves when it launches on July 11th, especially given the lower price of $199 (for the 8GB model).  We live-blogged the Keynote and many of you were good enough to join us; check out our coverage here, and click over to iPhone Buzz for more up-to-the-minute iPhone news.


Gigabyte M528 MID gets pricing, availability details

Gigabyte have revealed pricing for their M528 MID, which we last saw back at CeBIT 2008.  The compact device has a 4.8-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, 3G HSDPA and dual cameras (VGA up front, 3-megapixel with autofocus round the back).  Storage is courtesy of a 4GB SSD, while the processor is an 800Mhz Silverthorne/Poulsbo (Menlow).  The Taiwanese end-user price is a recommended $750.


Gigabyte M912 touchscreen Diamondville UMPC

Gigabyte’s UMPC, the M704, may not have exactly wowed reviewers, but the company is sending in touchscreen reinforcements in the shape of the M912.  While at first glance it might look like a full-sized convertible tablet, a glance at the spec list reveals that it actually has an 8.9-inch WXGA display, putting it firmly among the UMPC/budget ultraportables and a direct rival to Fujitsu-Siemens’ P1610.  Under the hood is a 1.6GHz Intel CPU, and the fact that it uses the 945GSE chipset suggests this is based on Intel’s Diamondville platform; Gigabyte are quoting “Windows XP compliance and support Linux” which doesn’t exactly make clear which OS will be preloaded. 


Gigabyte M704 UMPC unboxed & reviewed: keyboard disappoints

Remember the Gigabyte M704?  Billed as the smallest 7-inch 1024 × 600 UMPC on the market, we briefly spent some time with the 780g device at CEBIT 2008 and came away, if not madly impressed, then at least still curious.  Now Mobile01 have unboxed and reviewed the M704 – complete with its modular GPS and DVB-T accessories, and the docking station – to see if the 1.2Ghz VIA C7-powered Windows XP PC is up to scratch.


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

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 – more robust than the M528 MID

This device is an actual UMPC, not a mobile internet device, and it has a 7” screen and 780 gram weight to prove it. The screen on this one is an actual touch-screen though, meaning you can control everything from the screen.


Gigabyte Roll Pad passive notebook cooler – makes me hungry for California Roll

Basically, what this is is a giant heat sink for the bottom of your notebook. It attracts the heat from the bottom of your notebook, and due to the metal it’s made out of, is able to dissipate the heat faster than your notebook or your lap.


Gigabyte M528 MID – small and light, yet powerful, like dynamite

It has a 4.8-inch screen, which should give you a reference for dimensions, and it weighs a mere 340 grams. Technically it’s being called an MID or Mobile Internet Device, but it looks pretty capable.


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 1024×600 resolution, and a 40 or 60GB HDD with Windows Vista. It weighs a mere 780 grams.


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