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Gigabyte Booktop M1022C review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £299
inc VAT

A hi-res screen and docking station in the box make this a 10.1in netbook that's truly different to all of its competition, but battery life's a little disappointing.


10.1 in 1,366×768 display, 1.3kg, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280, 1.00GB RAM, 250GB disk, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit

A big problem with netbooks is that, no matter which manufacturer they’re from they always end up being very similar. We were, therefore, incredibly pleased to see Gigabyte do something completely different with its Booktop M1022C.

Gigabyte Booktop M1022C in docking station

From the outside you may be forgiven for thinking that this is yet another 10.1in notebook, but there’s more than meets the eye. For starters, in the box you not only get the laptop, but a docking station, too. The netbook sits vertically in it charging, while the VGA, three USB, Ethernet and audio outputs means that you can turn the laptop on and use it with external peripherals. Failing that, you can just turn the laptop on and synchronise files to it over a network.

Gigabyte Booktop M1022C docking station port

Gigabyte’s thought carefully about the bundle and includes two power supplies in the box: one for the docking station and one for the netbook. There’s even a slip case so that you can keep your laptop protected while you travel, and a soft cloth that protects the screen from the keyboard and can be used for cleaning.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor Intel Atom N280
Processor clock speed 1.66GHz
Memory 1.00GB
Memory slots 1
Memory slots free 0
Maximum memory 2GB
Size 31x265x191mm
Weight 1.3kg
Sound Realtec High Definition Audio
Pointing device touchpad


Viewable size 10.1 in
Native resolution 1,366×768
Graphics Processor Intel GMA 950
Graphics/video ports VGA
Graphics Memory 250MB


Total storage capacity 250GB
Optical drive model N/A
Optical drive type N/A

Ports and Expansion

USB ports 3
Bluetooth yes
Wired network ports 1x 10/100
Wireless networking support 802.11n
PC Card slots 1x ExpressCard/34
Modem No
Supported memory cards SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick Pro/Duo
Other ports docking station connecter


Carrying case Yes
Operating system Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
Operating system restore option restore partition
Software included none
Optional extras 3G mobile broadband mini PCI-E adaptor

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £299

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