Gigabyte MID looks like Aigo, runs different OS

When I saw the Aigo MID at Digital Experience last night, I thought it was just a white version of the silver unit spied earlier that afternoon at the Intel booth. The silver device had Aigo printed on it, after all, so it was a reasonable assumption. Today, however, that MID was completely MIA.


In its place was the same hardware suddenly bearing the Gigabyte name.

Here’s a reminder of the white Aigo MID from Digital Experience:


And the silver Aigo MID from the Intel booth:


It’s tough to make out, I know, but if you look really closely, you can see Aigo printed beneath the screen.

Anyway, since the Gigabyte MID currently on display at Intel’s CES booth was quite obviously the same device as the Aigo MID I saw yesterday, I asked the guy behind the counter today whether the white MID that someone else was holding was just another version of what I had in my hand.


I only caught a glimpse of the white slider being coveted by the other person, so I just wanted to make sure.


My god. Judging by the look I got from him, I must have accidentally asked him to hightail it to Mexico and father an illegitimate child instead. He was almost indignant and said, "Uh, it runs a different operating system." I’m sure you can imagine the tone.

So evidently, despite the Aigo and Gigabyte looking like identical twins (albeit in different colors), they are obviously completely different. Yeesh.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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