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Feb 27 2010   4:36PM GMT

iPad Competition? Gigabyte might have the answer.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Hey everyone! I was just browsing around the net earlier and came upon this news story… could this be Microsoft’s answer to the iPad, a Netvertible? Gigabyte will soon release the Gigabyte T1000, while it might not net as smooth an interface as the iPad, i think upgradingto 2GB+ of ram, would make the experience pleasurable. The specs below are from a cached version of Gigabyte’s website, not sure why they pulled it down, maybe it was posted too early. There is no pricing mentioned either…

Intel® Atom™ Processor N450(1.66GHz)/ N470(1.83GHz) 
Windows® 7 Compliant 
Intel® NM10 Express chipset
Memory 1GB DDRII 
Intel® GMA3150
LCD 10.1″ LCD, 1366×768 Resolution
HDD 250GB 2.5″ SATA HDD 
I/O Port USB(2.0)*2, eSATA/USB Combo, Mic-in, Earphone-out, D-Sub, RJ45, 4-in-1 card reader(SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro), Express card, DC-in 
Audio 1.5 Watt Speakers*2, Internal Mic-in
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 
Webcam 1.3 Mega Pixel Webcam 
LAN Ethernet 10/100 Base-T 
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Battery Li-ion 4 cell, 4500mAh (T1000X)
Li-ion 6 cell, 7650mAh (T1000P)
 
Dimension  265(W) x 195(D) x 38.5(H) mm 265(W) x 214(D) x 41.4(H) mm 
Weight ~1.3kg (with 4-cell battery) (T1000X)
~1.48kg (with 6-cell battery) (T1000P)

I myself have an aging netbook, but you know what? It still does the job, next on my list will definitely be a “Netvertible” or “Tablet Netbook”.

-NS

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  • Nathan Simon
    yup it looks awsome - the T1000X has a 4-cell 4500mAh battery and weighs just 1.3kg (2.9lbs)
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