As the netbook craze continues, Engadget is reporting news of Gigabyte’s upcoming netbook tablet. PCLaunches.com tells us that the M912V will be available later this month and clock in at $699. The M912V will have a touch screen, and will not simply be a netbook with a convertible screen as previously anticipated.
The specs appear to follow the traditional netbook model, although it would be nice to see a little better battery life:
- Intel ® Atom 1.6GHz
- Genuine Microsoft Windows®XP, Genuine Microsoft Windows VISTA®Home Basic, Linux
- Chipset: Intel ® 945GSE
- Memory 1GB, HDD 160GB
- LCD: 8.9”LCD panel/WXGA 1280×768, w/Touch screen, LED Backlight, as 180° rotation angle
- HDD: 2.5", 9.5mm S-ATA HDD
- Optical Drive (optional) – External ODD by USB connection
- BlueTooth 2.0 built-in
- 1.3M pixel web camera
- 802.11b/g by mini-card
- Li-ion 4500mAh, Battery life 3.5 hrs
- Dimension: 235 x 180 x 28~42mm
- Weight: 1.3kg (include 2.5"HDD)
Read and see more at the official Gigabyte press release page.