Gigabyte M912


Gigabyte M912Notebook: Gigabyte M912
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:9, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 68% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 68%, features: 70%, display: 48% mobility: 46%, workmanship: 55%, ergonomy: 57%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Gigabyte M912

60% Gigabyte M912M review
Source: PC Advisor English
Gigabyte's M912M adds tablet PC capability to a low-power netbook - at a price. There may be some environments when a touchscreen walkabout netbook can be useful, in which case the M912 could still earn its keep. But is there a need for netbook performance at a tablet price? For normal usage, given its high price, uninspiring and plasticky build and so-so battery life, even with the addition of a touchscreen interface it still fails to impress.
60, Ausstattung 70, Verarbeitung 60
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
60% Gigabyte M912V
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gigabyte M912V has the potential to shake up the mini-notebook market, but it hasn’t mastered the basics of comparable systems. While the touch experience is solid and as good as many of the other tablets out there, its limited endurance, cramped keyboard, and hot temperature limit its potential. It packs much of the tablet functionality of the Fujitsu LifeBook P1620, which is the same size but costs $1,400 more, but the P1620 offers twice the performance and battery life. If you’re looking primarily for a mini-notebook that lets you use your finger to navigate the Web, the $699 M912V is the best choice. But if you want a cheaper 8.9-inch netbook to tote around on the go, the $379 Acer Aspire one or the $599 Eee PC 901 will do the trick.
3 von 5, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% mobility: 40%
70% Gigabyte M912 Netbook - Touch Friendly
Source: Hardware Zone English

Given all that we've touched upon so far, it does seem that Gigabyte has a pretty decent product on their hands, give or take a few issues. We've yet to encounter a perfect netbook as yet, as each netbook has its own significant pluses and minuses that makes us shy back from giving it the ultimate accolade. Not that we don't want to really, but given the hugely competitive netbook market segment, we'll probably stumble upon it soon enough. By itself, the Gigabyte M912 is a worthy entrant to the netbook market, especially when you factor in its features that we've yet to encounter in other netbooks. As the first Vista loaded Atom based netbook that we've reviewed so far, the M912's quick boot up speed and void of any notable lag when it comes to using Vista and its associated interface is indeed an impressive feat.

3.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Klein, bunt, mobil
Source: c't - 3/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 40%
74% Gigabyte M912M
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 40%
74% Netbooks
Source: - 11/08 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 92% features: 100% display: 43% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 78%
70% Gigabyte M912V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

8.9": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

68%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Asus Disney Netpal
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Unimall Classmate PC
Atom N270, 1.34 kg
» PeeWee PC Pivot Tablet
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One AOA110-Aw
Atom N270, 0.995 kg
» Gateway LT1004u
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens M1010
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Packard Bell dot
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad S9
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB100
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» MSI Wind U90X
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» Asus Eee PC 904
Celeron M 353, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 901
Atom N270, 1.125 kg
» Acer Aspire One
Atom Z530, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1620
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P1610
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)