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GIGABYTE Booktop M1022 Netbook

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

Final Thoughts

 

All I can say is that it is very refreshing to see GIGABYTE actually put some thought into offering usable extra features into its netbooks that set it apart from the pack. The docking station is a fantastic idea and makes real world use of the M1022 much easier.

 

The M1022 did very well on the benchmarks including that most important of tests -- battery life. With the screen turned down to minimum brightness you can work for over five hours on a single charge. In all the GIGABYTE Booktop M1022 is easily one of the best netbooks in all the land, even if its keyboard looks cluttered and the track pad buttons take some getting used to.

 

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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    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 syste

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