Gigabyte to begin offering low-cost mini PCs

By Justin Mann on January 17, 2008, 2:20 PM
Many companies and analysts initially shunned Asus when they announced plans for the Eee PC. Now, the world can't get enough. Many other companies are quickly hopping on the bandwagon, and now Gigabyte is the latest vendor to join their ranks.

Gigabyte is planning to release a low-cost mobile PC with a small 7 to 9 inch panel, based upon Intel's newest “basic” mobile platform. The goal for Gigabyte is to bring their notebook division into profitability, and will be designing and manufacturing the unit themselves. That might not be too hard for them considering that according to all standards PC sales are rising. It seems, however, that the ultra-mobile market is quickly becoming overcrowded. Is there room for yet another contender?




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Nirkon said:
Not enough room? Gigabyte is maybe the 4th in the competition but there will probably be another 5-6 companies to jump on the bandwagon, if we're lucky, Microsoft and Sony.
9Nails said:
I'm in the market for a low cost UMPC. I would have loved to see some pictures of this one (or it's prototype). A bonus would be the price of an UMPC with the Intel A110 chip. If they were to add in IR so that I might use it to replace my growing collection of TV remote controls while having Internet access in the $399 - $499 price range they would instantly have a sale from me.
dedge said:
Definalty get one big fan of gigabyte
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