CeBIT 2009 - Part 5


Gigabyte's Booth - Notebooks Refresh

Gigabyte's Booth - Notebooks Refresh

 Gigabyte's Booth in Hall 21.

 Meet the Thin Note M1024 mini-notebook. Based on the original Intel Atom platform, it uses a 10.1-inch 16:9 aspect ration screen (1024 x 576 resolution). Comes with a 6-cell 3600mAh battery, but its highlight is the mini-notebook's slim dimensions and lightweight at 860 grams. Take note though, it uses a smaller 1.8-inch hard drive, so its storage options and speed is less. It is also available in an optional configuration of either 4GB or 8GB NAND Flash SSD. Memory is fixed at 1GB and soldered on board. Thus this mini-notebook is built for light mobility needs only.

 The Booktop M1022G shown here is a more typical mini-notebook build. Standard Atom platform, 1GB RAM (expandable to 2GB), 10.1-inch screen (1024 x 600), 2.5-inch 5400rpm hard drive of 160/250/320GB capacities and even comes with a HSDPA (3.5G) module. This one weighs about 1.3kg though. There's also a M1022P version that comes with a better N280 Atom processor, a higher resolution screen (1366 x 768), but without the HSDPA module. Both of these have another feature too...

 Notice that the Booktop M1022 is now docked with a docking station? It's part of the package and extends the usability of the mini-notebook by using a bigger screen and the use of proper USB keyboard and mice - all hooked to the docking station. Of course you could actually plug all of these to the mini-notebook directly, but the docking station method is that much more elegant and convenient.

 Just 'drop' the Gigabyte Booktop M1022 in place and you're ready to use it at home. The connector you see here is a proprietary one.

 Remember the Gigabyte M912? Here's the bigger brother, the Touch Note M1028M. Better keyboard layout and a bigger 10.1-inch screen are its main differences.

 This is Gigabyte's main notebook model, the new W-series. Available in 13.3, 14.1 and 15.4-inch sizes. All are based on the Centrino 2 platform. The larger two models have an updated design with a more streamline silhouette, HDMI, eSATA and a 2MP webcam. Shown here is the W576V, which is a 15.4-inch screen and it even comes with NVIDIA's GeForce 9600M graphics. The 14.1-incg W476V has a GeForce 9300M GS graphics module.