Day 1 - Gigabyte @ CeBIT 2010
Gigabyte doesn't need much of an introduction when it comes to computer hardware. Most users have heard of Gigabyte and probably a lot of us have used their products over the years. Gigabyte has come from being a low-end joke, to a high-end, cutting-edge company that is all about pleasing the enthusiast and hard-core computer user. They also provide very quiet solutions to users who prefer to have their PCs "seen and not heard". They have passive cooled graphics cards that range from very low-end to even a 9800GT that may get quite warm, but it cooks in silence.
Other stuff that may cook is their upcoming GF100-based graphics cards - which we were able to see in action on Day 1. We weren't actually able to take pictures of the card itself, but they did have it running the now-famous rocket sled demo.
Other items they had of interest were Core i3/i5/i7 notebooks as well as the standard "Wall of Motherboards". We don't see many Gigabyte notebooks in North America, and to be honest, they seem pretty standard. The don't look all that special, although the were still very cool to the touch - even running programs in the warm exhibition hall.
The other interesting thing we noticed over at the Gigabyte booth was the new EB10 eBook Reader. While there are more eBook readers on the market that there really needs to be, Gigabyte has taken an interesting approach and made their Windows CE, Linux and Android compatible. This allows OEMs to come in and do whatever they want with the actual hardware. This is a great idea and you could certainly see Gigabyte made eBook readers re-branded to a lot of other devices in the near future.