It may have started with Asus, but the rest of the Taiwanese crew is jumping in on the Atom-powered subnotebook bandwagon. One such unit is the Gigabyte M912X, which is on display at Computex in Taipei. One of the cooler features on this little laptop is the 8.9-inch WXGA display that can swivel around like a convertible tablet. It’s actually a touchscreen, so editing images is probably a lot easier.
Other features include your choice of Windows XP or Linux, up to 1GB of DDR2-667 RAM, Intel 945GSE chipset, a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive with up to 250GB of storage, and an integrated 1.3 megapixel CMOS webcam. Oh, and this thing is powered by Atom too, so it should be reasonably power efficient as well.
It’s great that the subnotebook market is getting populated by so many options. It’s a good time to be a consumer.