Netbooks Get a Power Upgrade

| December 30, 2010 | Reply

Netbooks are a category of small, lightweight, and inexpensive laptop computers.

At their inception in late 2007 — as smaller notebooks optimized for low weight and low cost[1] — netbooks omitted certain features (e.g., the optical drive), featured smaller screens and keyboards, and offered reduced specification and computing power. Over the course of their evolution, netbooks have ranged in size from below 5″ screen diagonal[2] to 12″.[3] A typical weight is 1 kg (2-3 pounds). Often significantly less expensive than other laptops,[4] by mid-2009, some wireless data carriers began to offer netbooks to users “free of charge”, with an extended service contract purchase.

The M1005 Gigabyte Notebook is staying within the ‘definition’ of what a Netbook is, just putting some extra horse power under the hood.
Here are a list of Specs:

-Intel® Atom™ Dual Core Processor N550(1.50GHz)

-1GB/2GB DDRIlI, 1 slot (Max 2GB)

-Mobile Intel® NM10 Express Chipsets

-Video Graphics Intel® GMA 3150

-Hard Disk Drive 250/320 GB 2.5″9.5mm SATA HDD 5400rpm

These specs will all be contained within a 265(W) x 191(D) x 30.5(H) mm package, weighing in at ~1.26Kg (w/ 4-cell battery), and with a 10.1″ 1024×600 LED backlight screen to boot.  Not to mention a stylish charging hub that will make your jaw draw.  The advancements in technology will make a Netbook similar to today’s laptops at a fraction of the cost.  Lets also mention that this little guy will have Genuine Windows 7 Starter or Windows 7 Home Premium!  Gigabyte is coming out with a great product not only for the business professional, but great media play for the everyday person.  The 1.5ghz processor and the GMA3150 Graphics Card will more than handle  streaming video with out the constant ‘buffering’ period that gives you headaches.  Included is a hefty hard drive that will keep your system free for more applications, personal photo’s, movie’s and whatever your heart may so desire.  Look for more great products to come from Gigabyte.

Source:  Wikipedia

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Born In Colorado a former Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball,  Sean has always been drawn towards technology.   This hobby lead Sean to become a Site Advisor for where he helped develop a dedicated team of moderators and help support staff.  With his knowledge he Co-Created where he too started to build hybrids by manipulating .cod files through java.  Looking to change careers Sean is studying to become Cisco Certified (CCNA) and work his way into the world’s growing network.