Gigabyte intros Booktop T1125 convertible notebookBy Matthew DeCarlo 12 comments
Rarely a day goes by without the introduction of a new laptop, and today's no exception. However, Gigabyte has tried to spice things up with its latest offering, the Booktop T1125. Touted as a "3-in-1" device, the multipurpose specimen serves as an 11.6-inch notebook, a tablet, as well as a pintsized desktop or secondary (touch-enabled) display courtesy of a docking station that stands the Booktop sideways and includes a slot-loading DVD drive.
The T1125 will come in at least a few variants, with the higher specced models packing an 11.6-inch 1366x768 rotating multitouch display, an Intel Core i3 or i5 low-voltage processor, Intel HD graphics with an Nvidia GeForce 310M and Optimus, 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 320GB to 500GB of storage, a six-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional. Lesser-equipped versions have a Dual Core U5400, no Nvidia graphics, and a four-cell battery.
Common features include a 1.3-megapixel webcam, two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA combo, HDMI and VGA-out, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Pricier models have one USB 3.0 port and a built-in 3G antenna. The Booktop T1125 is expected to launch later this month. Pricing is still mostly unknown, but DigiTimes mentions $1,299 as a potential MSRP, but it's unclear whether that's for the better processor and graphics chips.