Gigabyte's second-generation UMPC
The changes are mostly cosmetic, though the VIA processor is bumped up to 1.2GHz and its screen has grown from 6.5 to 7 inches.
Though better known for making mainboards than consumer electronics, Gigabyte's U60--was surprisingly competent and incorporated a few innovative features such as split keyboard and GPS/TV tuner expansion slots.into the UMPC market--the
The changes in the new Gigabyte M704 are mostly cosmetic, though the VIA processor has been bumped up to 1.2GHz and its screen has grown from 6.5 to 7 inches, obviating the need to scroll sideways on some Web sites designed for viewing in 1,024-pixel resolution. Despite the larger display and faster processor, the battery life remains similar to the U60 at around three hours--that's rather mediocre considering models like the Everun and Kohjinsha SA1 can go on for a couple more hours.
We're waiting to hear word on its availability but, in the meantime, here are other features from the company's product page:
- 1.2GHz VIA processor
- 768MB RAM
- 40GB or 60GB HDD
- 7-inch LED-backlit screen
- 2 x USB 2.0; VGA output; SD/MMC card reader
- Built-in Webcam
- 780g weight
(Source: Crave Asia)