Wednesday, June 25, 2008


UMPC Review – Gigabyte M704

· Genuine Microsoft®Windows®XP Home
· VIA® Esther Mobile Technology
· VIA Esther ULV C7-M (1.2GHz, 400/800MHz, 128KB/128KB L2)
· VIA VX-700 UniChrome Pro II Graphics Integrated
· DDR2-533 768MB on board
· IDE HDD 40 / 60GB support
· 7" touch screen, full page resolution 1024x600
· Integrated 1.3M Pixel Web Camera
· Dimension: 190*120.8*30.3 mm
· Ultra portable feature of 780g
· 4hr longer battery life

Embrace the latest member of lightweight and portable notebooks from GIGABYTE:
The M704 not only boasts the best performance amongst UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PC) available in the market, its major selling point of “The right size for your hands” has been very well received among consumers. Weighing merely 780 grams, the M704 comes with a 7” touch screen and a sliding QWERTY keyboard to offer convenience in various operations (such as replying to e-mails and word processing). Users will appreciate the fashion statement that M704 makes with its minimalistic design that provides outstanding performance within their grasp. Inside the body of the powerful GIGABYTE M704 houses a VIA Esther ULV C7-M 1.2GHz CPU, and the hard disk can be upgraded to a maximum capacity of 60GB. The M704 comes with DDRII 768MB of RAM and supports Microsoft XP Home operating system. When fully charged, the battery offers four hours of operating time and features built in components such as a 1.3 mega-pixel CMOS video camera and IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless network card. Users may surf the wireless net, send and receive e-mails, host video conferencing sessions with the M704 regardless of where they are, making M704 an ideal solution for personal entertainment and work. M704’s exterior design has inherited GIGABYTE U60’s minimalistic, elegant and fashionable design. Its touch screen display offers more options for diverse input methods. The convenient “Snapshot” function simplifies image capturing and the “Touch Pad On/Off Button” gives users greater versatility in operating preferences. M704’s “Mobility Center Button” can be used to perform a number of tasks such as changing display resolutions and adjusting volume without having to access the respective menus. Every functional hotkey on the GIGABYTE M704 has been designed with the principle of offering the maximum convenience to satisfy users’ needs for enhanced convenience and comfort.Optional peripherals for GIGABYTE M704 include a digital television reception module for users to receive DVB-T signals and a GPS module. In addition, a tastefully designed dock is also available to provide users with a comprehensive output interface including ports for IEEE1394, USB, D-SUB, RJ-45 modem, speaker out and so forth. With its sliding QWERTY keyboard, improved battery performance and wireless network ready features, GIGABYTE M704 is built to offer the convenience of unrestricted internet access and information sharing to bring consumers a brand new experience of mobile lifestyle through wireless internet access.
UMPC Review – Gigabyte M704