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Engadget Chinese managed to spot those three new netbooks from Gigabyte we first heard about the other day. As expected, Gigabyte is launching a Thin Note, a Booktop, and a Touch Note machine. As you can probably guess, the Touch Note has a touchscreen display and can be used in tablet mode, much like the Gigabyte M912. But unlike the Gigabyte M912, which has a 9 inch display, the new Touch Note T1028 will have a 10 inch screen.

The touchscreen netbook will also have a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU, and come with a choice of a 1024 x 600 pixel or 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 160G hard drive, 3 USB ports, and an ExpressCard Slot. It looks like you’ll have a choice of a 4 cell, 4500mAh battery or a 6 cell, 7650mAh one. The TouchNote will weigh beween 2.9 and 3.3 pounds, depending on the battery. It will be available with 802.11a/b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, a 3.5G modem, and WiMAX options.

The Thin Note S1024 is, you guessed it, a thin and light model, weighing just under 2 pounds with a 6 cell, 3400mAh battery. It has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 576 pixel display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, p to 80GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM. This mdoel will have a just 2 USB ports, and support for 802.11a/b/g wireless, Bluetooth, and a 3.5G modem.

The Gigabyte Booktop M1022 is a strange contraption. At first blush it looks like a standard netbook with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, a 10.1 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. Like the Touch Note, it has support for 802.11a/b/g/, Bluetooth, WiMax, and a 3.5G mdoem. It also has an ExpressCard slot, 3 USb ports, and a 6 cell, 7800mAh battery and weighs 2.9 pounds. But there’s one thing that sets the Booktop apart: It comes with a dock that you can place the netbook in vertically to use like a low profile, low power desktop computer. Just add a keyboard and VGA monitor. The hub also has a few USB ports and an Ethernet port.

The Gigabyte Touch Note T1028 will sell for about $610, the Thin Note S1024 will set you back about $615, and the Booktop M1022 will go for around $580. It’s not yet clear if these devices will be released in the US.

via Engadget

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3 replies on “A closer look at Gigabyte’s extended netbook family”

  1. I think Atom N-series is too old for me. I`d prefer Atom Z5xx series in my netbook (HW virtualization). Also they should up the ram to at least 2GB and external display to hdmi.

    1. Just flash GigaBucks, flash enough and you can get one without the wrapper.

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