The Gigabyte T1005 isn’t a new convertible netbook, but the addition of the resistive touch screen for the business user is. The Gigabyte T1005P is different from its predecessor the T1005M as it was previously sporting a capasictive touch screen. Most users are clamouring after the capacitive thanks to apple, but its clear the business user like to have a stylus or pen when using this device.
Spec wise the Gigabyte G-Style T1005P is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor, a 10.1-inch swivels multitouch LED-backlit display with resolution of 1366×768 pixel (WXGA), 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 250/320GB hard drive, Intel GMA3150 graphics processor, USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, optional 3.5G modem, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a built-in 1.3 MP camera, a 6-cell Li-Ion battery, and runs Windows 7 Home/starter.
The main difference between this model and the T1005M is that the M has a capacitive screen and the P comes with a multitouch.
Samsung has released a new NF208. It’s very similar to Samsung NF210 we reported on while back only with upgraded dual core Intel Atom N550 chip and no OS.
Most netbooks have windows or linux pre-installed, this one comes clean with no operating system. At least you don’t feel bad about formatting one you’d paid for to install your favorite OS.
Samsung NF208 netbook has a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 2GB of DDR RAM, a 320GB of storage and 6 cell battery. This model will not make it to shores of greater America, sad as it is.
This is pretty much how we’ve caught most of Gigabyte’s new releases, by checking out the company’s product pages to see if they’ve quietly put up new products. Two new netbooks are up with dual core Atom N550 processors, as you’d expect from any recent netbook worth their salt.
First up is the Q2005, looking very similar to the Jolicloud netbook with the same chiclet keyboard and same trackpad battery apart from some very minor differences, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this pop up at CES 2011 with a bulging 6-cell battery. It sports a 10.1″ 1024 x 600 display, 1 / 2GB RAM, integrated graphics, 250 / 320 / 500GB HDD, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 10/100 LAN, Bluetooth 3.0+HS (optional), 0.3MP webcam, 3-cell or 6-cell battery and Windows 7 Starter or Home Premium.
Then there’s the M1005 which looks almost unchanged from the original M1022 series and includes the same docking kit and features the same tiny trackpad. The difference being a new coat of paint and of course the dual core Atom. It’s got the same specs as the Q2005 apart from Gigabit LAN and a 4-cell battery.
Samsung NF310-A01 is best in the best.
It has remarkable specifications having Intel Atom N550 processor with a speed of 1.5 GHz. It has RAM of 1 GB. The weight of this highly advanced laptop is just 2.8lbs and its screen size is 10.1 inches which is of high resolution. 250 GB is its storage capacity. Moreover Intel GMA 3150 graphic card has been used in it to provide users the best and excellent quality graphics. It has full size keyboard and wide touchpad with a feature of soft mouse button. Its price is also reasonable and affordable. Battery life is 7 hours for this laptop.
The HP Mini 5103 (Intel Atom N550 dual-core) comes out to be a standout laptop with a premium design and a set of features that you will hardly find in other laptops.
The features that its preceding version Mini 5102 lacked, can be clearly found in this HP Mini 5103 (Intel Atom N550 dual-core).Though the appearance is more or less the same as its previous version, however, the features that have been included are completely novel and comes with a new configuration of Atom N550 and a high definition screen. With such features, the laptop comes out to be the same head-and-shoulders in the crowd.
When the ASUS Eee PC 1015PN first turned up in online retail stores, we we’re promised Windows 7 Home Premium, then it shipped with Starter Edition and we started to realize that the Nvidia ION 2 on board is crippled with this particular Windows edition, requiring an upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium or better to enable Nvidia Optimus to dynamically switch between integrated graphics and the ION chip.
Well now, the Windows 7 Home Premium 1015PN models, with 2GB of RAM are back up on Amazon Germany although there are no shipping dates at the moment. Priced at 449 euros vs 399 euros for the lower end model.
The Gigabyte T1005M is a 10 inch mini-laptop with a touchscreen display that you can fold down over the keyboard or use in tablet mode. What sets it apart from earlier Gigabyte convertible netbooks, the T1005M has a dual core Intel Atom N550 processor and a capacitive touchscreen display. Earlier models has resistive displays and single core chips.
The new model also has a new chiclet-style keyboard, a USB 3.0 port, and a redesigned hinge with a sturdier build.It also has an eSATA port and a USB 2.0 port.
Nicole from Netbook News got a chance to check out the new Gigabyte T1005M in person and she seemed pretty impressed with most of the features, although the 6 cell. 7650mAh battery is rather large and unwieldy in the back, and the touchpad is awfully small and has buttons on the left and right side instead of in front of it.
We’ll have to wait a little longer for reviews to start popping up, but you can pre-order the Gigabyte T1005M from Amazon for $599.99.
There’s no denying that the ASUS Eee PC 1015PN with a dual core Atom N550 processor and Nvidia ION 2 graphics is one of the most exciting netbooks to come out in years and we’re all eager to see how it performs with the lower end 8-core ION chip as opposed to the 16-core version given to netbooks larger than 10-inch in size. Richard over at EeePC.it has just completed some benchmarks on the new netbook.
Conclusion? It handles any sort of HD media playback fine but gaming performance is almost halved with performance slotting in just above the ATI Radeon HD 4200 series on board the new Nile platform (single core models).
As we’ve heard before Nvidia Optimus is not enabled on Windows Starter although you can upgrade and enable it and switching between integrated and ION graphics requires a reboot.
Last month I got a chance to check out one of Samsung’s newest mini-laptops, the NF210. Aside from a few snazzy design choices which probably make the NF210 a love it or hate it machine, the Samsung NF210 doesn’t have much to set it apart from earlier Samsung netbooks. It has the same display, processor, and other specs as pretty much every Samsung netbook launched this year.
But it turns out the Samsung NF210 has a bigger brother. Today the company officially launched the Samsung NF310 in the US. While it has the same case design as the Samsung NF210, this $399 model has some premium specs, including:
- Dual core 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 processor
- 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display
The rest of the specs are pretty much par for the course:
- Windows 7 Starter Edition
- Intel integrated graphics
- 1GB DDR3 memory
- 250GB hard drive
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- 6 cell battery (Samsung promises 9 hours run time)
- 2 x 1.5W speakers
The Samsung NF310 weighs 2.87 pounds. The company says it should be available this fall in the US. The good news is that when I met with Samsung last month a rep told me this laptop would run $429. It looks like the company has decided to offer it at a lower price.
Unlike the Samsung NF210, which is exclusively available from Sam’s Club in the US, the NF310 should be generally available soon.
Sure, the dual core version of the Acer Aspire One AOD255 was briefly available from the Home Shopping Network in August, but now Acer has officially launched the netbook. It’s available for pre-order from Amazon, and Acer has put out a shiny new press release listing the netbook’s specs.
The Aspire One AOD255 is available with either a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 single core processor or a 1.5GHz dual core Atom N550 chip.
The laptop weighs about 2.5 pounds and measures about 1 inch thick. It has 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.3MP camera, 1GB of DDR3 memory and a 250GB hard drive. The Aspire One AOD255 comes with Windows 7 Starter Edition and Microsoft Office Starter 2010. The laptop is available in red, black, brown and aquamarine.
The Aspire One AOD255 runs $329.99, making it one of the cheapest dual core netbooks available.