Gigabyte Introduces Pine Trail-M Netbooks, M1125 Netvertible - HotHardware
Gigabyte Introduces Pine Trail-M Netbooks, M1125 Netvertible

Gigabyte Introduces Pine Trail-M Netbooks, M1125 Netvertible

There are people who will opt for a tablet after the iPad's success, and there are those who insist that a dedicated QWERTY keyboard is necessary for their use. And then there are those who will split the difference. Gigabyte is taking their opportunity at Computex to introduce one of those split-personality notebooks, with the M1125 netvertible debuting in Taiwan.

This machine boasts an 11.6" display with a 1366x768 resolution, and there's also USB 3.0 support (rare on a netbook, or any notebook really), an optical disc drive, VGA output, an Intel Calpella chip and audio in/out ports. Further specifications aren't being revealed until the show starts, but the M1125 is just the beginning.

The company will also showcase three 10.1" Pine Trail-M netbooks: the T1000, M1000 and Q1000. The T1000 has a rotating multi-touch display, chiclet keyboard and "gold textured surfaces." The M1000 has a docking station (definitely unusual for a netbook), while the Q1000 is more of the "standard fare." Pricing on all of these has yet to be made public, and we're still waiting on ship dates as well. At least we're assured that tablets won't completely overtake smaller, fully-featured notebooks...we think.

GIGABYTE will exhibit three 10.1-inch Pine Trail-M netbook platforms combining style, technology and functionality. These are the T1000, M1000 and Q1000. The T1000 has a rotating multi-touch screen, chiclet keyboard and is aesthetically appealing with its gold textured surfaces. The M1000, includes the innovative docking station from GIGABYTE, allowing the netbook to be used as a mobile device or as a workstation when docked. Finally, the Q1000 emphasizes its design simplicity while offering functional mobile computing. Consumers will now have a wider variety with better options available to them with the introduction of these 3 unique netbooks.

Notebook Series

The Notebook series from GIGABYTE combines both business and entertainment aspects of your lifestyle, into one powerful device. Gigabyte, has recently, exhibited a variety of notebooks based on the Intel® Calpella platform with screen sizes ranging from the 14-inch Q1447 to the 15.6-inch Q1585. These notebooks are integrated with an NVIDIA® Graphics chipset including an HDMI interface allowing users to indulge in high quality multimedia for business or for pleasure. The Q1585 features the latest LCD technology supporting 3D cinema and an exhilarating gaming experience.

GIGABYTE remains committed to its R & D and is constantly working on new, exciting and innovative ideas to meet the needs of consumers. GIGABYTE's passion for delivering the ultimate user experience, through innovative mobile computing solutions, will be on show this year. GIGABYTE will endeavor to continue developing products that match consumer lifestyles with enhancements to suit both business and recreational activities.


GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to "Upgrade Your Life" with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit for more information.
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These look kinda cool. I have been eying touchscreens for my netbook. Would make a fun weekend project.

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I was reading over the article talking about Gigabytes outlook on employees (VS the Foxconn debacle), and was enlightened on quite a few things. The first being there regards as well as treatment of there employees against most of the other technology providers in Taiwan. The next being that they are generally second in Line with Intel as well as in many ways a direct development partner. This is also not to mention the extras like the double copper PCB body in the board products etc. I am really starting to like Gigabyte more and more, not to mention I personally have never had any issues with one, and have owned several things they have made.

They are often a few dollars more much like ASUS, and although a few dollars more for added quality is no issue for me being that because of it the parts or components are longer lasting as well as more stable.

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True Rapid one, they are a pretty reputable company. But I would like to see production here instead of there!

Local production should only support their own market. We are probably paying five times more than the rest of the world for their products without much of the rewards.

It is good to see that they still take our ideas, profits and their Lower worker costs and spend some of it on R&D? Although I don't believe we will be seeing any light bulbs, telephones going off from this type of social structure anytime soon! Its not like Japan has invented anything with all the introductions to technology and manufacturing over the years, only expanded existing ideas.

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