First the good news. That Gigabyte M912V tablet PC that showed its face at Computex? It’s real, and it’s spectacular (at least on paper). Now for the bad news. While the M912V is certainly cheap by tablet PC standards, at $699 it’s one of the most expensive “low cost,” Intel Atom-based ultraportable machines scheduled for release this year.
Here’s a rundown of what you get for the money:
- CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom
- Storage: 160GB HDD
- RAM: 1GB
- Display: 8.9 inch 1280 x 768 touch screen with 180 degree rotation angle
- OS: Windows XP, Vista Home Basic, or Linux
- Keyboard: 80 keys
- Expansion/Connectivity: 3 USB ports, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g
- Webcam: 1.3MP
- Battery: 4500mAh, 3.5 hours
No word on if or when the M912V will show up in the US.