|Item Weight||7.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14.2 x 14.2 x 6.8 inches|
GIGABYTE TouchNote T1028 10.1" Touch Screen WXGA TFT-LCD / N280 1.66Ghz / 1366x768 / 1G SDRAM / 250 HDD / 6 Cell / New Version - Windows 7 Starter
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Top Customer Reviews
If you're thinking about a notebook or netbook, you can't do wrong by getting this one!
I liked the small factor form of the 8.9" T91, but was worried about reviews that it was very slow due to the less capable Atom Z CPU it ships with. Therefore I pleaded with my wife to let me splurge US$200 more for the bigger, faster and I think better Gigabyte T1028.
Was it worth begging my wife for the extra US$200, I believe so!!!
As a netbook the T1028 is very expensive, priced on par with low end Core Duo laptops, and I am sure that tomorrow (i.e. Black Friday) a lucky few will even be able to buy a very decent and capable full fledge laptop with the US$615 it cost me from Amazon.com. But I needed a small form and light portable computer capable of doing the basic computer needs that I could take with me on business trips, like check webmail, chat, surf the internet, watch clips, etc.
Based on these requirements alone, the T1028 performs very well (I own a Sony FW373 laptop with 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo P8600, and truthfully right now the T1028 loads up faster and even though the Sony is faster doing those everyday functions, I cannot see a huge amount of difference between the response time between the two). Compared to netbooks, I borrowed from my brother an Acer One with the same Atom CPU and RAM, but for some reason the T1028 runs much faster.
As a tablet the T1028 is just what I needed, lighter than the HP tablets, and about US$200 cheaper also. More capable than the so call "Ultra Mobile Personal Computers" or UMPCs from Samsung, Sony, Motion Computing, etc. and very well about half what those UMPCs cost, even used ones.Read more ›
The multi-touch mouse pad is a nice touch. A bit too-touchy at times (zoom can be crippling and incorrectly interpreted for scroll at times...) The speakers are great for such a small footprint and at 1366 x 768 work well in a motel room. Webcam is optional and the boost in resolution (1.3 MP) has been something my video contacts have both commented on and appreciated.
Built-in array of BT, HSDPA & Wireless options offer a myriad of choices for connectivity.
Overall construction is an improvement over the M912 in every way. The copper poly-shell was eye-catching enough to help me add this to 'my cart' and the single poly-chrome hinge may seem to little for the job, but once you pivot the screen for the first time--you see just how much extra effort Gigabyte put into properly supporting this joint and its maintaining it feature set throughout the life of the product. The limit to 2GB ram seems limiting, but does not drag on an OS I've tried yet. Easy to access HD and Memory bays make upgrading and or swapping-out a breeze.
Overall there is simply no better touch-screen, tablet-convertible, net-book notebook on the market IMHO.
Having already owned another netbook, I knew that my uses were quire specific: browsing the web, typing emails, typing a few documents in word, and reading ebooks. I wanted a tablet specifically so that I could read ebooks in pdf format, having considered (and ultimately discarded) the Kindle DX as an option.
What I did not want was a full blown, video processing, photo editing, power hungry machine. For that I have a Quad-core desktop with 26" screen. I wanted something portable, as a secondary machine for leisure. And as such, the T1028 excells!
I chose the Gigabyte because of the sturdy design, and larger 10inchscreen with wider resolution (1366x768) on X and G models, specifically because of my ebook-reading requirement. I went with the T1028G model, which allows me to access a 3G network for wireless connectivity, when needed. However, the T1028X is very similar, only lacking the 3G module which can be added separately.
So far it has been an excellent product. As other reviewers have commented, the wider resolution of the display means that I don't have to scroll when viewing websites. As an typing device for emails and word documents, the keyboard is very comfortable.
More importantly for me, because of its sturdy swivel mechanism, I enjoy using it as an ebook reading device in tablet mode. Pdf's of course load up as they should, with full rendering of text and graphics, contrary to the Kindle DX which has issues if the pdf is too large or too complicated with multi-columns. As I have an extensive library of pdf's, this is one of my main uses and so far it has been a pleasant experience.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are O.K. Tabs. I got these for a few maintenance guys to do some work orders. They have lasted around 3 years only a few with some cracked screens or screen problems in... Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Justin Quigley
I considered Android tablet, but all the program I need to run were Windows base, so I decided to try this one.
I got mine used from Amazon. Read more
I've had this tablet/netbook for over a year now and I love it! the Touch-screen is responsive and the keyboard functional if a little cramped at times, like most netbooks, and the... Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by Patrick B.
This is a great computer. I originally paid over $750 for this computer, but the new price is great. Read morePublished on February 20, 2011 by Alan W. Young
I am glad I got this Gigabyte 1028x even though I had only heard of Gigabyte for motherboards and videocards. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by S. Cronson
I'm still learning about this product. So far I really like it and look foward to learning more about product!!!Published on January 16, 2011 by gzootman55
Just a few brief comments - the computer is efficient enough to run standard software, but, even with the form factor of a Tablet it does not handle the functionality of a Tablet... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Upstate New York Reader
I purchased this unit specifically for travel. I could not stand lugging a 13" MacBook Pro - the weight adds up very quickly on long trips. Read morePublished on April 14, 2010 by c4victor
OK I've had this for two months and it is fantastic. Though it is not perhaps as "touchy" as an iPad, with the real keyboard and the nice swivel as well as a good touch screen and... Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by John Preston