Netbooks aren’t exactly the best way to meet sales targets for any company in this day and age as churning out a tablet would be a far better idea, but that doesn’t mean that the netbook market is permanently dead. The FCC has just received the Gigabyte T1006, where this convertible tablet-style netbook will feature a display which is connected to the device’s base using a swivel instead of a couple of hinges. This enables you to rotate the display 180 degrees, and when doing so, you can fold it down over the keyboard to use said device as a tablet.
No idea on the kind of Intel Atom processor that the T1006 will run on, but the user manual points out that the device will have Intel GMA 3650 graphics, which is what you will find in the latest generation of Atom chips from Intel anyways. Other hardware specifications include a 10.1″ display with a capacitive multitouch touch panel, a 2.5″ hard drive bay, a DDR3 memory slot, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity with the option for 3G support. No idea on pricing, but it shouldn’t be stratospheric – what do you think?
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