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GIGABYTE Booktop M1022 Netbook

Finally, we get our hands on a netbook that brings a feature to the table not found on other devices in the class -- the GIGABYTE M1022.

| Netbooks (EOL) in Laptops | Posted: Aug 3, 2009 2:43 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE Booktop M1022

 

Introduction

 

Most of the netbooks we see on the market today lack anything to set them apart; emphasis on the word 'most'. There are those few out there which manage to stand out that bit more than the average netbook we're so accustomed to seeing and what we have with us here promises to deliver in that regard.

 

Today we are going to take a look at the GIGABYTE Booktop M1022 netbook. This little machine has what you expect to see inside a netbook today and also includes a little something extra that makes it stand out from the unwashed masses.

 

If you want a nice netbook that works equally as well at home or on the road, the special feature that the M1022 offers will make you quite happy indeed. Read on for all of the details on the GIGABYTE Booktop M1022 netbook.

 

Update:-

 

Following our review, we've been enlightened by GIGABYTE as to a mass of other hidden but highly useful features worth mentioning that we weren't aware of at the time of publishing. Tim Handley has provided the following information for us.

 

Nice review, but you guys missed out on the best features:

 

1. Push the right click button when the system is off and those 6 LEDs show you how much battery you have left.

 

2. The touch pad may be small, but it uses an ELan tech smart mousepad system:

 

a. Tap with 2 fingers and it's the same as a right click

 

b. Tap with 3 fingers and it takes you to your desktop

 

c. Drag upwards with 3 fingers and it takes you to My Computer

 

d. Drag downwards with 3 fingers and it's the same as Alt Tab - you can jump between windows

 

e. Drag left or right with 3 fingers for the arrow functions on Firefox - so if I want to go to a previous page of this review I drag left with 3 fingers

 

f. Move two fingers apart or together to zoom in or zoom out

 

g. Tap down onto a Jpeg image with 1 finger and drag the other finger around to rotate the image

 

h. All of these functions are programmable so you can customize it according to your preference

 

Check out the touch pad mate, it's really something special.

 

As we'd already found enough reasons to warrant a Best Features Award in our score summary prior to being kindly handed this extra info, our overall score rating has been left as is. Our apologies to both GIGABYTE and our readers for missing these extra features on initial posting.

 

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