updated 10:20 am EST, Thu December 30, 2010
New models introduced with very little fanfare
Gigabyte has released two new netbooks, the Q2005 and the M1005. Both of the 10-inch models center on Intel's dual-core Atom 1.5GHz N550. Windows 7 Starter or Home Premium. The netbooks are unusually configurable to 2GB of RAM, and as much as a 500GB hard drive.
Bluetooth 3.0 is standard on the M1005, and available as an option on the Q2005. Neither offers integrated broadband wireless. Other differences are relatively minor. The Q2005 has a 100Mbps Ethernet jack, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, a 38-in-1 card reader and either three-cell or six-cell batteries. The M1005 incorporates gigabit Ethernet, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and a four-cell battery. The card reader on the M1005 handles four formats.
The M1005 recalls the M1022, upgrading the older model with a dual-core Atom N550 processor and Intel GMA 3150 video. The M1005 ships with the same docking station, which contains earphone, microphone, USB and RJ-45 replicator ports. [via Netbook News]