Gigabyte has gone out of its way to make sure the company’s first low cost ultraportable stands out from the crowd. Not only will the Gigabyte M912 feature a swiveling tablet-style touch screen, but Engadget Chinese reports that it also runs Windows Vista instead of Windows XP.

The decision to use Vista is apparently due to the inclusion of the touchscreen. It costs less to include Windows Vista with touchscreen support than it would cost to package the M912 with Windows XP Table PC edition. This makes the Gigabyte M912 one of the first Intel Atom based computers to run Windows Vista.

Engadget says the operating system runs more smoothly than expected on the low-powere processor. You’ll reportedly also be able to pick up an M912 with Ubuntu. No word on pricing or availability yet.

[via jkkmobile]

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