The newest model backed at the company's headquarters is a 13.3-inch model, also known as the Gigabyte W348M. As far as the pictures can tell, it will come in a sleek case with metal inlays surrounding the touchpad and the palm rest. The company focused on its design and managed to give the UMPC a business-class cover.
Under the "serious" hood, Gigabyte has stuffed an Intel mobile platform comprised of GM965 chipset with integrated graphics, paired with a choice of Intel CPUs. Customers can opt for Celeron M, Pentium Dual Core and Core Duo or Core 2 Duo chips, in order to match the device's price with the required computing performance.
The anti-glare 13.3-inch display is able to work at maximum resolutions of 1,280x800 and is alleged to do just fine while operated in direct light. Other goodies include a built-in optical drive, Wi-Fi connectivity in multiple flavors (802.11 b/g/n), two memory slots for a total memory capacity of 4GB of DDR2-667 as well as a single 2.5-inch hard-disk drive bay.
According to the manufacturer, the Gigabyte W348M UMPC will weigh a little above 2.3 kilos when the battery is mounted and comes in a 318 x 237 x 37-millimeter form factor, which should be enough even for business users who are mostly on the road.
Other connectivity options include a D-sub, three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, an obsolete modem line-in, as well as audio connectors fastened on the notebook's front panel. Photographers can rest at ease, as the new model will also feature a built-in SD and MS multimedia card reader, conveniently placed on the front panel for facile access.
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