Gigabyte’s known for making netbooks that are innovative, but not necessarily cheap. The company’s M912 was the first 10 inch laptop with an Intel Atom CPU to sport a convertible touchscreen tablet style design. And the recently announced Touch Note, Booktop, and Thin Note models all have premium features that will tack a few dollars onto the base price.
Now Netbook Choice reports on a rumor that Gigabyte may be introducing some lower priced models in June. The Gigabyte P1080 and P1082 netbooks will reportedly sport 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel displays, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPUs, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g WiFI, Bluetooth, and optional 3G modems. They’ll come with a 4 cell battery, weigh 2.6 pounds, and measure 10.5″ x 7.3″ x 1.2″. If the specs are less than remarkable, that’s probably because this netbook is meant to compete based on price, not specifications.