There was definitely a theme this year when it came to Computex this year; mobility.
One of the devices we liked at the show was the Gigabyte MID M528. With a 4.8â€ LCD screen, the M528 weighs 340 grams, is 5.9 x 3.1 x .8 inches and is definitely built for maximum portability.
The M528 was right next to the M912 when it came to design. Tablet UMPCs arentâ€™t exactly a common occurrence so it was nice to see that with the M912. Similarly, the design for the M528 was a little different than what weâ€™re used to. It sports a decent sized display with a slide out QWERTY keypad, which makes the whole thing more compact but just as easy to use compared to a larger device.
Having said that it wasnâ€™t just the keyboard that caught our attention, the MID is pretty impressive when it comes to specifications. Aside from the Intel Atom processor (800MHz) and the 4GB SSD youâ€™ve also got several input/output ports including 1 standard USB, a mini-USB client, a 3.5mm earphone-mic,1 GPS RF switching connector, DC-in, a SIM card slot and a micro SD. Add to that Bluetooth via USB I/F and a 300k pixel webcam and itâ€™s a pretty sweet deal.
Unfortunately, there isnâ€™t yet a price for the M528, however ccording to reports the MID M528 could end up costing over $1000. Australian importer Tegatech has the MID listed at a price of $1,199, which would put it at about $1,150 USD.