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http://www.youtube.com/v/tvdwEz9qcJY&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 While the Gigabyte TouchNote T1028x convertible netbook hit other markets a while back, it’s just now finding its way to American shores. Brad Linder from Liliputing offers not one, but two videos that highlight this touchscreen convertible. The obligatory unboxing happens first, followed a device […]

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While the Gigabyte TouchNote T1028x convertible netbook hit other markets a while back, it’s just now finding its way to American shores. Brad Linder from Liliputing offers not one, but two videos that highlight this touchscreen convertible. The obligatory unboxing happens first, followed a device overview sequel. No word on whether or not Brad is aiming for a trilogy, but I suspect we’ll see more of this device in the future.

Although some might balk at the $698 price tag, I remember it wasn’t but a few years ago that a slightly smaller Fujitsu P1600 device would set you back more than $2,000. Aside from the price difference, Fujitsu offered stellar palm rejection software which made for a usable Tablet PC — no such inclusion on the T1028x, but it does offer a higher 1366×768 resolution.

Some might appreciate the ExpressCard/34 slot in addition to the usual port suspects. The keyboard looks quite nice in terms of size and layout as well, but personally, I’m no fan of mouse buttons to the sides of the trackpad. I’m looking forward to seeing how much run-time Brad can get from the T1028x with its massive 7650mAh battery that sticks out the back of the device.

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  1. Thanks Kevin. Agree that the price might seem/be a bit prohibitive, but the hi-res screen, big six-cell battery and touchscreen evens it out a little. In addition- if the T1028M is anything to go by, it will come pre-wired for 3G and with the mini-PCIe connector attached allowing for an easy upgrade. Afaik none of the competition does that (unless you buy the 3G option from them). If confirmed, that will be a definite plus for those that like their connectivity on the go but lack the modding skills of the likes of tnkgrl and jkk. Seems pretty huge though compared to the NB205 (going by your shots of it) doesn’t it?

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