Gigabyte had a few new netbook models on display at this years CeBIT. While they might not have as many new models to show off as Asus did, they have added three new models to their lineup.
The new models include the Gigabyte Q1000C, M1000 and the next generation Nvidia Ion packing Gigabyte M1000N.
First up is the Gigabyte M1000. This model looks very similar to the M1022 but with updated hardware and a 720p HD display. It’s very unusual and a little confusing to see a newer model with lower numbers in the model name.
It features the new and still very rare Intel Atom N470 1.83GHz processor, and a 10-inch LCD with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Along with a chiclet style keyboard, docking port and an ExpressCard slot. Battery life isn’t quoted but we know it features a 6-cell battery.
The Gigabyte M1000N seems to be identical to the M1000 we just wrote about, but it also features the new next generation Nvidia Ion graphics (aka Ion 2), which will give it 1080p playback and make it able to play 3D games etc.
Having Ion graphics in a netbook with an HD display makes perfect sense. We can’t confirm right now if the M1000N has HDMI output or not, but we assume that it will as it has the latest Ion graphics.
And finally we have the Gigabyte Q1000C. This seems to be a completely new model features a 10.1-inch LCD with the standard 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, and the Intel Atom N450 1.66Ghz processor.
Specifications are fairly standard with 1GB of RAM a 160 / 250GB hard drive, 3x USB 2.0, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, VGA output and optional HSDPA.
No release date or pricing is known, but we expect it to be competitively priced.