Gigabyte M528 available for $684.99

Here’s the Gigabyte M528, reported earlier in the year to be available for pre-order at a whopping $1130. Looks like that figure has now been cut almost in half and the device is actually available for order at Expansys for $684.99, although it’s “not a stocked item and will be ordered from the distributor when you place an order.”

As for the M528 itself, it’s kind of like a really powerful Nokia Internet Tablet with built-in 3G. It’s got an 800MHz Menlow processor (now called the Centrino Atom, although that line of processors is changing to just Atom), a custom Linux interface, 512MB RAM, 4.8-inch 800×480 touchscreen, 4GB solid state drive, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3-megapixel autofocus camera, Wi-Fi + HSDPA, GPS, and more.

[via UMPCPortal]