Akihabara News is reporting that Gigabyte announced today that the Gigabyte M912, wait, make that the Intel-Atom powered Gigabyte M912V, is now available (at least in Taiwan).
This has been an eagerly anticipated entry in the numerous netbooks or sub-notebooks, mainly because it’s one of the first to offer an 8.9-inch touchscreen display (with a nice resolution of 1280×768) and because it comes with a higher capacity hard drive than most other devices in this range. It also has an ExpressCard slot.
The price is actually better than I expected – 450â‚¬ (about $706 USD). This could definitely put some pressure on Fujitsu in regards to the 8.9-inch Fujitsu LifeBook P1620, as that’s around half the price of the P1620. The P1620 does have a much beefier CPU and battery life, but when you are talking half the price…
Other M912V Specs:
– 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU
– 2.5″ SATA 160GB HDD
– 1 GB of Memory (which maybe the maximum)
– Optional HSDPA capability
– 1.3MP Camera
If it runs Windows Vista Home (which is what’s being said), and only has 1GB maximum memory (it was reported earlier to have only one memory slot, and wasn’t upgradeable), I have my doubts about the performance.
Read: Akihabara News