m1028-videoThis week Gigabyte launched three new netbooks at CeBIT, including the Touch Note M1028, which has a 10 inch touchscreen display that can be folded over the keyboard for use in tbalet mode. Jkkmobile got a chance to check one out in person and shoot some video. You can find the video after the break, but here’s the cliff notes version:

  • The display has a soft touchscreen, which means you can tap with your fingertips. No fingernails necessary.
  • The keyboard has a properly located right shift key and reasonably large buttons.
  • The touchpad has mouse buttons to the left and right instead of below the trackpad.
  • The screen is glossy and reflects glare, but jkkmobile says he’s seen worse
  • There are access panels beneath the unit for replacing or upgrading RAM, the hard drive, and WiFi module
  • Because of the swivel, there are no ports on the back of the unit and the 3 hour, 4 cell battery hangs out on the bottom of the laptop.

The computer also has an ExpressCard slot in addition to 3 USB ports, a VGA output, and SD card slot. It’s a bit thicker than most netbooks, but that’s not surprising for a laptop with a swiveling touchscreen display.

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4 replies on “Up close with Gigabyte’s Touch Note convertible tablet – Video”

  1. hope they sell higher capacity batteries and that it uses 2.5″ drives. be nice to have something to sketch on.

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