Gigabyte MID M528 (M528) Specifications and information

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A grown-up Nokia N810 with 3G, slightly larger screen and a much more powerful processor for both internet and video playback should provide a much faster and more complete desktop internet experience. Browser based on Firefox 3.0 engine. Operating system based on Intel Moblin (Linux) with a tailored user interface. If the pricing is attractive, we expect these to be very popular.

Both Aigo and Gigabyte have shown a version of this device at CES 2008. Expected to be available at the end of June 2008. Also available without the 3G module and with 8GB Flash memory.

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Gigabyte MID M528 Specifications

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Model name MID M528
Model id M528
CPU Intel Atom
CPU speed 800 Mhz
Graphics Intel GMA 500 specs
OS Linux (Moblin core)
Display Size
4.8" 800 X 480
RAM 512 MB
SSD 3.9 GB
Battery capacity 11 Wh
Weight (Minimum) 340gm / 0.75 pounds
Size 152/80/23.0 mm
Size 6/3.1/0.9 inches
Physical Interfaces USB 2.0
SD slot (Micro)
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
GPS Antenna socket
Mini USB 2.0 (client)
Wireless Interfaces802.11b/g
Front and rear cameras
Mono speaker
*Specifications can vary

Gigabyte MID M528 alternatives

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