Recently the Gigabyte T1006 showed up at the FCC, after sifting through the boring paperwork we can finally reveal some interesting information regarding this netvertible (yes, that is what they are calling netbook which boasts a display which can be flipped over and used just like a tablet).
The T1006 will feature an LED backlit 10.1-inch display which outputs at 1366 x 768, an unspecified Intel Atom processor (we presume this will be dual-core), there will also be Intel GMA 3650 graphics, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, an optional 3G radio, VGA out, HDMI out, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x USB 2.0 port and one combo USB/eSATA port.
You can see the user manual here, it clearly shows that there is also a webcam, microphone, a memory card slot, a touchpad, built-in speakers, Ethernet, a headphone jack and a microphone jack. We can also confirm that there will be just 1 x DDR3 slot (support for 4GB of RAM), an unspecified SATA HDD and Windows 7 (actual version is unclear, but we presume Starter).
In terms of size and weight we are told to expect dimensions of 265 x 214 x 41.4mm and with its battery fitted it will weigh roughly 1.48kg. It is by no means light and dainty and in our opinion the design looks dated already (see these pics). Obviously it was never going thin due to the mechanism which allows the display to flip over, but things like the protruding battery (see below) make you think you’re looking at a product which arrived a few years ago.
We currently have no idea of pricing and release date details, therefore we will keep you posted as we hear more, hopefully then we will find out what processor it’s rocking as this could potentially make or break this netvertible.
Is this the worst-looking netbook of 2011?