Gigabyte is finally giving the segment a bit of spice with
its new entry, the
M912V. The M912V packs a wealth of features into its 8.9" frame.
Considering that the M912V is a Tablet PC, its screen swivels 180 degrees to
lie flat on top of the keyboard for writing on the screen. The display also
features a respectable resolution of 1280x768 and is LED-backlit for better
battery life, increased visibility, and a thinner panel.
Other features include a 1.6GHZ Intel Atom processor, 1GB of
DDR2 memory, a 160GB SATA HDD, 802.11b/g wireless, Bluetooth, and a 1.3MP
webcam. Ports are plentiful as the M912V comes equipped with three USB 2.0
ports, VGA port, 56k modem, NIC, an ExpressCard slot, and an internal expansion slot for
The M912V manages to house all of these features into a
frame that weighs only 2.86 pounds.
According to PCLaunches,
Gigabyte's new netbook will be available for purchase later this month with a price
tag of $699. By that time, the competition should be heating up with the
arrival of the MSI
Wind and the Eee