Gigabyte M912

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Gigabyte M912
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M912V
Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology
Type Subnotebook/Netbook
Media Secure Digital/MMC/Memory Stick/MS Pro
Operating system Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Power 4 cell 4500
CPU 1.6Ghz Intel Atom
Memory 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM RAM in a single SO-DIMM slot
Storage 4 GB SSD or 80–160 GB hard disk drive
Display 8.9 inch (diagonal) TFT LCD with LED and Resistive touchscreen Technonlogy (1024x600 / 1280x768)
Input Keyboard
Touchpad
Microphone
Camera 1.3 megapixel video camera
Connectivity 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
802.11b/g wireless LAN
Bluetooth 3 USB 2.0 ports
Dimensions 235 x 180 x 28~42 mm
Weight ca 1.3 Kilogram
Related articles Asus EEE, MSI Wind

The first netbook offering by Gigabyte, the M912, is a hybrid tablet device able to function in both a standard laptop arrangement or, by twisting the screen, able to function as a Tablet PC device. It features an Intel Atom processor and comes preloaded with either Windows XP, Windows Vista or a customised Linux distribution. The hardware varies slightly depending on the OS chosen. The Linux Version for example does not include Bluetooth and has a lower resolution screen. Press accounts suggest that there may be significant heat and speed issues compared with other netbooks. Other criticisms focus on Gigabyte's choice to ship one variant with Windows Vista Home Basic, which lacks official Tablet PC support.[1]

Features and variations[edit]

Common features:[2]

  • 8.9" Touchscreen
    • Windows models:
    • Linux models, and possibly M912T:
      • LED backlit 1024x600 display
  • 2.5 Inch HDD Bay
  • ExpressCard slot
  • 4-in-1 card reader: Secure Digital/MMC/Memory Stick/MS Pro †
  • 1GB SO-DIMM
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
  • Intel 945GSE Express Chipset+ICH7M

Variations include two models running Windows XP Home (M912X) and Windows Vista Home Basic (M912V) with a 160GB hard drive and a screen resolution of 1280x768. The Ubuntu Linux version, M912M, is expected to ship with a 1024x600 screen resolution and 80GB hard drive.[3] Another, the M912S, is expected to ship with a 4GB SSD.[4][5] Another expected model, the M912T, is believed to have DVB-T support.[6] While the Linux powered models are expected to ship with substantially lower screen-resolutions, their screens feature energy saving LED-backlights.

Good OS inc, has revealed that the Gigabyte M912 will be the first netbook to be offered with their "Cloud" instant on browser based operating system, that will add instant on internet access to the M912 touch screen netbook.[7]

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