|Media||Secure Digital/MMC/Memory Stick/MS Pro|
|Operating system||Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista|
|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)|
|Camera||1.3 megapixel video camera|
|Connectivity||10/100 Mbit Ethernet|
802.11b/g wireless LAN
Bluetooth 3 USB 2.0 ports
|Power||4 cell 4500|
|Dimensions||235 x 180 x 28~42 mm|
|Mass||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.
Features and variations
- 8.9" Touchscreen
- 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. Another, the M912S, is expected to ship with a 4GB SSD. Another expected model, the M912T, is believed to have DVB-T support. 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.
- Gigabyte M912 Mini-Review. Blog.laptopmag.com. Retrieved on 2013-11-13.
- Official specification sheet
- Gigabyte M912 tablet LCD to come in two flavors. Liliputing (2008-08-28). Retrieved on 2013-11-13.
- Gigabyte M912. Uber-Netbook or Budget TabletPC? Specs, EU Pricing (its good!) and Availability. | UMPCPortal – Ultra Mobile PCs. Umpcportal.com (2008-07-09). Retrieved on 2013-11-13.
- Gigabyte’s Mobile TV netbook coming soon! M912V/X now shipping. | UMPCPortal – Ultra Mobile PCs. Umpcportal.com (2008-08-26). Retrieved on 2013-11-13.
- cloud available on the M912
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