The details about the Gigabyte M912, aka the Gigabyte M912 Netbook, have finally started to come out, complete with an official product page (it had been a few months since we had heard anything significant). Of note, Gigabyte referred to it as a Netbook (I’m just pointing that out, as someday we may resolve the whole netbook / sub-notebook debate). More details will be released this week at Computex.
This 8.9-inch Intel Atom-powered convertible is going to turn a lot of heads and is going to shake up a small segment of the ultraportable laptop market.
I’m not talking about the netbook / sub-notebook segment of the ultraportable market – I’m talking about the segment that Fujitsu has pretty much had to itself – the under 10-inch “convertible” segment (aka the display rotates and lays flat and allows you to use it either as a notebook or as a Tablet PC). The Gigabyte M912 has a 1280×800 touchscreen display with LED backlighting. Folks, this is pretty close to the Fujitsu LifeBook P1620. This could pass for a low-cost P1620 aimed at the netbook market, but the P1620 is quite a bit more expensive (expensive enought to price itself out of the netbook market).
In addition to the other specifications we knew about, here is some additional information: