SpecificationsNotebook: Gigabyte M1022
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Gigabyte M1022
Source: Hardware Zone
There's no denying that the Gigabyte Booktop M1022 is a creative take on the heavily saturated netbook market. The ability to turn the Booktop into a nettop with just a simple dock is quite brilliant, and allows users to quickly turn the Booktop into a light computing machine for the home or quickly take their data with them on the go. Inevitably, the Gigabyte Booktop M1022 is not going to be able to match up against full-fledged nettops, so that means its use as a nettop is limited other providing a more user friendly experience. Hence, don't expect it to be able to double up as a HTPC - you'll need an ION-equipped system for that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Authority
Part laptop and part nettop, the Gigabyte Booktop M1022M is the first netbook we’ve seen that overcomes the ‘3 USB problem'. We don't think you'd want to take the dock with you - it's an odd shape and doesn't pack neatly - but if you're after a light and portable device that can also be used with a big screen monitor at home for more comfortable content consumption, the Booktop fits the bill.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
The Gigabyte Booktop M1022 is a 10-inch netbook with a twist. It comes with a docking station that allows you to connect a keyboard and monitor. The idea being that you can use it as a desktop at home and then take it out of its dock when on the move. Slashgear has posted the first proper review we’ve seen of the Booktop and their impressions were favourable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2009
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
The Booktop M1022 only starts to make sense when you drop your expectations of notebooks that come with docking stations. Rather than allowing desktop use of a powerful mobile computer, the Gigabyte permits more comfortable use of a niche product. If you’ve considered a netbook but lamented the sub-sized keyboard and display, or a nettop but can’t bring yourself to sacrifice portability, then the M1022 offers the best of both. You’ll have to pay for the privilege – importer Mobilx.hu, who generously loaned us our review unit, have the Gigabyte Booktop M1022 listed for $470 (excluding VAT) or €331 (excluding VAT), on top of which you can add integrated 3G – since the Booktop comes in a little more expensive than your average bargain-basement netbook, but the flexibility, build quality and battery life are all one step above rivals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: c't - 18/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 80% display: 40% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: performance: 40% display: 75%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors. Compared to the N270, the N280 is only minimally higher clocked and offers a higher FSB.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Gigabyte: GIGABYTE Technology is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. Established in 1986, its major customers include custom boutique PC manufacturers such as Alienware. Secondary lines in the company's product portfolio include complete PCs, laptops, optical drives, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, cooling components, mobile phones and high end mobile phone products (PDA phone, TV phone etc.), networking equipment, power supplies, and a line of barebone mid and full sized ATX computer cases. Gigabyte laptop reviews are rare and the global laptop market share low.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.