The good news is that it looks like the Gigabyte T1125 convertible tablet which passed through the FCC this week could ship before the end of the year. The bad news is it’s not going to come cheap. Netbook News reports that the laptop will be available in two configurations. With an Intel Core i3 CPU it will run $1099, while a Core i5 version will carry a suggested retail price of $1199.
That’s not a huge surprise. Gigabyte computers tend to cost a bit more than machines from Acer, HP, Dell, or other mainstream PC vendors. They also tend to pack a bit more punch, and the T1125 is no exception.
This model has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display, NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics with NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching capabilities, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and an optional 3.5G modem. It has a USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, mic and headphone jacks, VGA and HDMI output and a card reader.The computer has a 6 cell, 7800mAh battery.
The Gigabyte T1125 should be available in early December. You can check out a video from Netbook News after the break. It also shows the optional docking station which you can use to add a DVD drive and plug in an external display while using the computer as a sort of portable desktop PC>