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Computex 2013 | Gigabyte shows off new Windows 8 tablets, convertibles, and budget laptops

The new devices seem focused on storage space and connectivity

In addition to the range of gaming laptops and ultrabooks unveiled by Gigabyte at Computex this week, the Taiwanese company also showed off new Windows 8 tablets, convertibles, and 'affordable' laptops.

The U21M is an 11.6-inch convertible. It offers a classic 180 degree swiveling touchscreen design to switch between notebook and tablet configurations. Unlike many other convertibles of this type, the U21M offers generous storage space (a 256 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD), and a wide range of ports and connectivity options.

The Padbook S1185 is an 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet that is very reminiscent of the Microsoft Surface Pro and comes complete with a magnetically attached keyboard cover and kickstand. It also features an Intel Core i5-3337U processor, an HDMI port, and a VGA port.

The Slate S10A is another new Windows 8 tablet. It features an AMD Temash A4-1200 processor, a 500 GB HDD, a USB 3.0 port, 14 hours of battery life, and an optional keyboard kit and docking station. The Slate S10A will also ship with a free copy of Microsoft Office 2013.

Finally, Gigabyte is also offering up two new budget laptops: the Q2546N and the Q2556N. Despite being announced as affordable products, the laptops feature fairly impressive internals including GeFore GT 740M GPUs, dual-storage systems, and Sound Blaster Cinema sound. The Q2546N will have a Haswell processor while the Q2556N will have an Ivy Bridge.

Gigabyte have not yet announced prices or expected release dates for these products.


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Craig Munro, 2013-06- 6 (Update: 2013-06- 6)