GIGABYTE reveals its latest MID and UMPC featuring innovating technologies

March 28, 2008 // 8:32 a.m.

GIGABYTE reveals its latest MID and UMPC featuring innovating technologies at 2008 CeBIT

-- Garnering excellent reviews and positive responses –

GIGABYTE Notebook PC revealed its latest, stunningly innovative products, during the recently concluded 2008 CeBIT tradeshow; the 4.8” MID (Mobile Internet Device) M528 with exquisite design and impressive performance, and the 7” UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) M700 and M704, both boasting unsurpassed portability and functional features. Last but not least, GIGABYTE also unveiled concept prototypes of the minimalistic 14.1” W457V and 15.4” W583V notebook PCs.

GIGABYTE’s MID M528 has received a flood of positive reviews ever since its launch. With a 4.8” LCD screen, the M528 weighs a mere 340 grams and is built for maximum portability. At the tradeshow, it drew crowds of curious participants eager to try it out. GIGABYTE’s MID M528 enjoyed extensive media coverage, at home and abroad; its slim, graceful design and excellent performance has won nothing but positive reviews. The MID M528 comes with built-in 3.5G high-speed data transfer capabilities for users to connect to the Internet, send/receive e-mails or to use instant messaging applications, anywhere at anytime. With a 3.0 mega pixel camera and a 300,000-pixel network video camera, the MID M528 will satisfy every need for image capturing and video conferencing. In addition, it features a built-in GPS navigation system. With so many useful functions encapsulated in one single device, GIGABYTE’s MID M528 is truly a revolutionary product in the Personal Information Device market.

GIGABYTE’s powerful UMPC M704 has also been showered with positive reviews. Weighing 780 grams, M704’s 7” LCD touch screen is capable of displaying a resolution of up to 1024X600, rendering full screen web pages in the palm of your hands. The M704 inherited the simple, elegant exterior design of GIGABYTE’s U60 series and it comes with a 1.3mega pixel video camera with an easy-to-use snapshot button for enhanced image capturing convenience. Users with hands-on experience with the M704 felt that, compared to GIGABYTE’s U60, the M704 offers more comprehensive functionalities while displaying a more appealing and mature exterior design. Regardless of what your intended use, be it personal entertainment or professional business, the M704 makes an ideal choice.

GIGABYTE’s M700 is the company’s latest integrated, multipurpose 3C product. Apart from its 7” LED backlit display and ultra lightweight body of 650 grams, the M700 comes with a built-in Express Card expansion slot to be 3.5G ready. It is the only GIGABYTE product revealed at the 2008 CeBIT to feature a twin-lens camera to allow users engage in video chats while sharing exciting contents in real time. Not only that! GIGABYTE’s M700 also features a GPS navigation system and all new, touch screen input control mode to offer consumers diverse operation with remarkable multimedia functionalities. Experience unlimited opportunities and the convenience that cutting-edge technology has to offer.

As for its notebook PC lineup, GIGABYTE has unveiled its concept prototypes for W457V (14.1”) and W583V (15.4”) in the 2008 CeBIT. Both models come in four different designs and feature eSATA/USB combo along with the next-generation HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface). In addition, both models feature GIGABYTE’s Imprint technology in their exterior design, making them truly powerful notebook computers with fashionable appearances. On a related note, the majority of female participants indicated their preference for the dreamy, wavy pattern, while most male participants liked the diamond Chidori pattern the better out of the four designs. This discovery should serve as a useful suggestion for product designs in the future.

The 2008 Computex event scheduled for June is the next major tradeshow that GIGABYTE will take part in, and the company plans to launch its latest INTEL mobile computing platform 8.9” low cost NB and newest members in the Montevina series. For a change, this year’s Computex event will be hosted at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Halls, which officially opened in March. The new venue promises even better software/hardware equipment and utilities. So stay tuned!
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