netbook stolen at IFA.

Posted on 09 September 2009, Last updated on 12 November 2019 by

If you’re at IFA for the last day of the event today, please keep your eyes out for a brown Gigabyte T1028G. It was stolen from the Netbooknews team as they waited around in a press area yesterday. More important than the hardware is the valuable video and image content on it. Many hours of work have been lost.

Sascha shares the details in a German-language post at but the important thing is that if you see a Touchnote (they are easy to spot as they are brown and there aren’t many of them around) at or around IFA in Berlin, give @sascha_p a ping on twitter and let him know the details.


T1028M 003

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    New article: netbook stolen at IFA.

  2. BRYAN B says:

    Please forgive my ignorance, but shouldn’t you be able to track the 3g enabled Netbook just like you can track a cell phone, especially with all the Twitter and Facebook location awareness capabilities.
    I’ve never owned a 3g Netbook and I don’t Twitter, but I do know several of the programs which I have on my cell phones replicate a this Lo-Jack like feature. Is it possible to track his Netbook?

  3. pixel qi fan in waiting says:


    If he were using an external hard drive for storage in his pocket, then no data would be lost. I have done this as it is easy to turn your back, and for someone to put a little computer device under some clothing and hide it as they walk away.

    The RUNCORE – external replacement enclosure that comes with all the RUNCORE SSDs will fit into a pocket, and so for a HD small pocketable storage that is good.

    But, for RAID 1 this is better (DUAL 80 GB RAID 1 in your pocket, USB power):
    Portable Dual Drive RAID enclosure accomodates up to two 2.5″ SATA hard drives
    -note that:
    THIS Device can also have up to 4 SSDs in RAID in that device too (for real power users).

    Here is the defensive plan: Get a small SSD from RUNCORE… and put data on this external hard drive and keep it in your pocket. So – if the nebook or small computing device walks away, you don’t cry so hard.

  4. Wahoomcdaniel says:

    Chould have, would have, sould have …
    Perhaps good advice for the future, but the netbook has already disappeared with its data.

  5. Jerry says:

    Sorry to hear about the theft. Hope they find it.

  6. Jerry says:

    Better picture:

  7. xemone says:

    Just wondering if the Netbooknews team found the missing/stolen netbook? I hope they do!

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