Gigabyte releases unboxing video for Booktop T1132N

Gigabyte releases unboxing video for Booktop T1132N
Gigabyte releases unboxing video for Booktop T1132N
New unboxing video emerges for the transforming notebook, but release dates remain elusive

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Ever wanted a device that could function as a laptop, tablet and desktop PC all at once? Taiwan-based manufacturer Gigabyte is looking to satisfy those users with its upcoming 3-in-1 portable computer.

Called the Booktop T1132N, this previously announced 11.6-inch notebook includes a 1366x768 resolution touchscreen display, ULV Intel 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M CPU with integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics, subwoofer, up to 8GB RAM and a 750GB HDD. Connectivity features include an eSATA/USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA-out, gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, multi-card reader, docking port support and built-in WWAN functionality. For users unsatisfied with integrated graphics, the model can also be configured to run on a GeForce GT 520M with Optimus. Considering that this is an 11.6-inch notebook, the options are quite impressive.

Of course, the main selling point of the T1132N is its ability to transform between a notebook, tablet and a desktop on-the-fly. The swiveling screen allows for such usage, although a separate docking station must be purchased in order for the notebook to operate as a desktop. Besides securing the notebook upright, the dock has its own physical connections with a DVD burner to boot.

In terms of size and weight, the unit is about 1.76kg (3.88 pounds) with its 6-cell battery and ranges from 27.86mm (1.09 inches) upfront to 40mm (1.57 inches) thick from the back. This is quite hefty for a notebook this size, especially if compared to the slew of Ultrabooks coming out this year.

Price and availability of the unit, unfortunately are still a mystery. In fact, it has been more than a couple of months since its announcement, so here\'s hoping that the official unboxing video below is a sign of a launch date to come.



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Allen Ngo, 2012-01-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.