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Gigabyte M912

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Gigabyte M912. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the energy efficiency and usability are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the keyboard and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the screen.

portability, performance, design, usability, energy

price, durability, software, battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gigabyte M912 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Joanna Stern (laptopmag.com)

Gigabyte M912V Size & Design

 

This mini-notebook's swiveling touchscreen turns heads, but a few weaknesses diminish its appeal.

Responsive touchscreen, Stylish glossy lid, ExpressCard slot, Good productivity punch

Poor battery life, Cramped keyboard, No dedicated screen-orientation button, No preloaded touch software

The integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam worked when we initiated a video chat over Skype, but our face looked washed out, and our caller complained of motion blur as we moved our hands. The microphone, located above the keyboard, provided decent audio to...

Aug, 2008

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Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

GIGABYTE M912 Convertible Tablet PC Netbook

 

In my recent discussion about whether netbooks are already obsolete, I said that the segment needed a real game-changer, because it has become increasingly difficult to find the marketable advantage. ...

It's a convertible tablet in netbook form ; Best performance figures of reviewed netbooks to date ; Stylish background for top panel ; Power switch easily accessible while in tablet form ; High-resolution WXGA display can handle 720p video

Considerably more expensive than most non-tablet netbooks ; Build quality and choice of materials are suspect ; Somewhat heavy and bulky for a netbook ; Kind of pricey at around US$800 MSRP

No, this isn't exactly revolutionary, but it keeps everything nice and tidy. It also makes it easy to pack everything back into the box if you need to do so.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Geoff Gasior (techreport.com)

Gigabyte's M912 nettablet

 

Only a year ago, the netbook was a mere niche curiosity-a promising concept, but one whose utility was far too limited to have mainstream appeal. Fast forward to the present, and netbooks have practically become a commodity product. Fueled by an Atom...

We've been covering the netbook market since the beginning, and over the past year, we've largely seen minor variations on the same basic theme. The M912, however, is a more radical departure from traditional netbook form factors that can easily be...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: yuga (yugatech.com)

Gigabyte M912

 

Gigabyte may be the only netbook player that has gone into the tablet form factor with the M912. In this review, we'll look into how the Gigabyte m912 works as a tablet netbook.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

Gigabyte M912 Netbook - Touch Friendly

 

The battle for your netbook dollar has just gotten one notch higher with the introduction of the Gigabyte M912, a Vista-based touchscreen machine that's all ready for touching.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

Gigabyte M912 - HardwareZone.com

 

The Gigabyte M912 is a Vista-based touchscreen netbook.

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Gigabyte M912M review

 

Tablet PCs were practically foisted onto an unwilling public. Despite attempts to make them usable, the Windows Tablet concept remains unloved. Contrast this with netbooks, where the notebook-buying audience seemed to jump on the idea as soon as the...

There may be some environments when a touchscreen walkabout netbook can be useful, in which case the M912 could still earn its keep. But is there a need for netbook performance at a tablet price? For normal usage, given its high price, uninspiring and...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Gigabyte M912X review

 

Running Windows XP Home, the Gigabyte M912X is perhaps more correctly described as a netbook - but even the Gigabyte packaging also refers to it as an MID.

Neither a great netbook, or a true MID, the Gigabyte M912X ought to be a nippy machine but seems rather clunky and expensive by comparison with the latest netbooks.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Gigabyte M912M laptop

 

There may be some environments when a touchscreen walkabout netbook can be useful, in which case the M912 could still earn its keep. But is there a need for netbook performance at a tablet price? For normal usage, given its high price, uninspiring and...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techworld.com)

Gigabyte M912X laptop

 

The Gigabyte M912X is a mini convertible laptop that sits somewhere between a netbook and a mobile internet device (MID).

Neither a great netbook, or a true MID, the Gigabyte M912X ought to be a nippy machine but seems rather clunky and expensive by comparison with the latest netbooks.

Apr, 2009
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:9
Display Resolution:1280 x 768
HD type:Not supported
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:80
Numeric keypad: No
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Other Features

Intel visual technologies: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH7M
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor:N270
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor socket:BGA437
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331
Processor code:SLB73
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows XP Home Edition

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:160
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160