Motherboard preview, SSD, Gateway ultraportable and an e-book hybrid

If you’re looking for a new motherboard, check out the latest preview at TweakTown. They got their hands on the upcoming Gigabyte P67A-UD7 motherboard, which supports the Intel P67 Express chipset. VGA ports are removed, several additional USB 3.0 ports are stuck in, and the whole thing features a major redesign.

HardwareCanucks has an in depth review of the 40GB and 120GB capacities of G.Skill’s Phoenix Pro Solid State Drives (SSD). With a price of roughly $120 and $200 respectively they both faired well on value, particularly in terms of performance, but some concerns were raised over durability.

The ultraportable market has not received much attention lately due to the tablet frenzy of the last year, but HotHardware reports that Gateway has announced its EC19C-A52C/S 11.6-inch ultraportable with a 1.33GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 320GB of hard drive space.

ExpertReviews brings news of the Acer Iconia dual-display laptop, which was just announced. It has no keyboard, instead featuring two 14-inch touchscreens, one of which can be turned into a virtual keyboard for traditional laptop use. A release date and pricing have yet to be confirmed.

Sharp’s Galapagos e-book tablet hybrid will finally gets its launch on December 10 in Japan, according to CIO. The device, which comes in 10.8-inch or 5.5-inch sizes, runs the Android operating system, but its functionality is somewhat limited to reading e-books, magazines and similar media.