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Gigabyte Updates 3-in-1 Line with Booktop T1132

One of the great aspects about notebooks with swiveling touch screens is that they can be used as a clunky tablet by rotating the screen and snapping it shut face-up over the keyboard. Gigabyte offers such a product with its Booktop line of notebooks, and has introduced its latest model, the Booktop T1132, sporting features like Intel's 1.6 GHz Core i5-2467M processor, a GeForce GT520M GPU with 1 GB, and Nvidia Optimus switching technology.

As for other features, the swivel notebook consists of an 11.6-inch capacitive multi-touch LED backlit panel with a 1366 x 768 resolution, 2 GB or 4 GB of DDR3 memory depending on your wallet (2 slots, 8 GB max), a default Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU, a 2.5-inch 5400RPM HDD with 320 GB, 500 GB or 750 GB of storage capacity, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI, a 4-in-1 card reader, 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, an optional docking station and more.

"The Booktop T1132 is the successor to the highly innovative Booktop T1125, which is the world’s first 3-in-1 computer," the company said on Monday. "Similarly, the T1132 is a sleek, stunning and powerful 3-in-1 computer that instantly transforms into a notebook, a tablet and even a desktop PC through an exclusive docking station. With its unique design, powerful 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor, excellent Nvidia GeForce graphics, and other impressive features, the T1132 is an exceptional new computer from Gigabyte."