The Gigabyte Booktop M1305 is a 13 inch notebook that comes with a docking station that lets you effectively use the laptop as if it were a desktop by quickly and easily plugging in a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and other peripherals. It’s basically the larger version of the 10 inch Booktop M1022.

The idea is that the notebook is more useful when you stick it into the dock. So to promote the “stick it in” concept, Gigabyte is running a campaign in Taiwan showing another popular “stick it in” action: people sticking their fingers in their nose. Because umm… well, really I don’t know why.

It’s not exactly the kind of campaign that’s going to appeal to everyone. but who knows, maybe it will go over well in Taiwan.

via and Mobile and Notebook

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10 replies on “Well, that’s one way to sell a notebook”

  1. Durn, I thought it was how Gigabyte pictured their entire market population.
    Like in: “This is the sort of person who buys our products.”

    1. Wow, didn’t realize it contained it own video card, this would mean they using internal pci-e port to drive the dock video card.

      Docking Station Includes NVIDIA® GeForce® GT220 DDRIII 1GB Desktop VGA Card (Dock Graphic card can only output from the video-out ports on the dock)

      “More fun when its inserted” I can think of soemething else that applies too 😛 , but dont think they can use that pic in the add 😛

  2. The guy with the finger in his knose is a ‘snot-ty’ thing to do. 🙂

    Personally, I would not want a product that had that kind of advertisement. As with another reply, they have a causasion instead of some one Asian which would imply a slam against non-Asians.

  3. according to the poster above, what makes the docking station special is that it has a built-in graphic card, so it’s more about improving the performance.

  4. Old docking systems where very expensive and many laptops had the port on the bottom. But like the other have said there are other pays.
    I would rather plud in a few usb cables than spend $100 or more for a dock.
    I also think the guy picking his insult might be an insult to us Americans.
    I don’t care that much but it does show a lack of class.

  5. This can be done with pretty much any netbook with at least 2 USB ports, and a VGA or DVI-out. I just use a keyboard and a mouse with the lid closed. I don’t see how this is more convenient.

    1. The idea behind most docking stations is that you can leave all of your
      peripherals plugged into the dock instead of your PC. That means you can
      just grab your notebook and go, and connect it to all of your peripherals in
      just a few seconds instead of by connecting each device one by one.

      If all you’re using is a mouse, you definitely don’t need a dock. If you’re
      using a mouse, keyboard, display, printer, external speakers, and a
      scanner… this could definitely be a time-saver.

      But you’re right, you don’t *need* a dock to do those things.

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