Gigabyte M912V Specs; We Pray It Comes Stateside

We have hoped and prayed ever since seeing the Gigabyte M912V at Computex that we would get more details on the attractive and compelling mini-convertible. Gigabyte recently revealed the specs of the little tablet and now we are even more excited to get our paws on this mini-notebook. The 2.8-pound netbook will sport a n 8.9-inch, 1280 x 768 resolution 180 degree rotatable screen. The top of the touch-capable screen has a 1.3-megapixel camera. Three USB ports, a mic, headphone, VGA Out, Expresscard, and 3-in-1 card reader slot surround the chassis. It also comes with built-in Bluetooth and a Li-ion 4500mAh battery, which Gigabyte touts as having 3.5 hours of juice. On the insides the M912V will have a 2.5-inch SATA HDD 160GB, 1GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor. And the OS? As we saw back on the floor of Computex, it will run Microsoft Vista Home. The 55 second boot up time may be a hint that the heavy Vista OS isn’t ideal, but the Vista tablet interface and capabilities might bode well for it. It seems like there will be other OS options, including Windows XP and some flavor of Linux. The missing spec is the price; rumors are that it will be anywhere from $500-$700. The good news is that we are planning to review the Gigabye M912V when the company releases the mini in the next few weeks. Bad news is that we don’t know if the M912V will be coming to America. Either way, we won’t be stuck adding touch screens to the Eee PC 900 to get a mini, but low-cost tablet.

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  1. Mike Cane Says:

    Even if this isn’t good for inking or HWR, that twisting screen has advantages for keyboardless web browsing (ie, reading) as well as ebooks.

  2. Matt Dillon Says: reports that the M912V will not be coming stateside.,category,Hardware%2cGigabyte.aspx

  3. Joanna Stern Says:

    My contact at Gigabyte said they haven’t ruled out the option of it coming to the U.S. According to the company, “In terms of the launching in USA market, we are still forming the marketing plan. Though we do not exclude any market specifically, the US market does come later in our priority. If that does happen, the timing shall be in September.” Again we are praying!

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