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GIGABYTE U60 UMPC - Exclusive Look!

By: John Freeman | Tablets in Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 15, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

The Package



The package and accessories are quite unique in various shades of blue, yet they are nothing special. The boxes have minimal information and need some work to make them more useful to the prospective purchaser.



Inside the box, the UMPC is snug in a high density foam bracket. There is a cheap looking shroud enwrapped around the device. A nice touch would have been to include a more sophisticated carry bag/pouch for the UMPC. As things are now, you will have to buy the carry bag separately.


Included in the box will be the following list of software with all the associated manuals. I was shipped the demo product as mentioned before, and all of the software was already pre-installed so I won't be able to comment on any problems you could face in this regard.


The list:-


- Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional Edition


- CyberLink Power DVD 7 OEM two channel version


- Norton Anti-Virus 2007


- GIGABYTE Power Control Utility


For a system that is set to sell for below $1000US, that's not bad at all. If you buy the additional accessories like the TV-tuner and GPS modules, then you will most likely get various software apps for those particular modules.


My system had the following setup:-


- Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition


- Cyberlink Power DVD 7


- Pensoft


- PaPago (Chinese Version)


- GPS software


- TV-tuner software


- Microsoft Office Viewer 2003


I subsequently installed Skype, MSN Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and several benchmark applications such as 3DMark2001 SE and 3DMark 2003. I also installed PCMark05 just to see if it would run.


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