Gateway is bringing its new Core 2 Duo powered 15.4-inchers dubbed NX570 all shined up for the holiday time. The high end NX570XL will come rocking a 1.83GHz processor, 1920×1200 display, and 128MB ATI Mobility RADEON x1400 graphics while the lower end NX570X model goes down with a 1.6GHz processor, and a mere 1280 x 800 display. There is the option of upgrading both the models to upto 2GB of DDR2 RAM, dual-layer DVD burner, and 80 to 120 GB SATA drives spinning at 5400rpm or 7200rpm. Pricing start at about $900.
Intel officially announced the Next-Gen Wireless-N network connection, a wireless technology based on the 802.11n draft. it will replace the technology that you find in the Intel Centrino Duo Mobile technology and other Intel- based laptops. Intel claims this new technology will lessen dead spots and increase the performance by the multiple of five. What more it’s less taxing on the notebooks battery so the battery life also gets increased by an hour. You will find this technology in all the upcoming Vista enabled laptops of Asus, Acer, Gateway and Toshiba with more companies to follow. With this they also announced the ‘Connect with Centrino’ program in which company will work closely with access point vendors like Asus, Buffalo, Belkin, D-Link and Netgear to ensure hitch free adoption and performance.
Gateway will be very soon rolling out its 12.1-inch E-100M business sub-notebbok, which will be the among the first to offer Intel’s Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processor in an ultra-portable laptop. The new processor integrated will be the new U7600 ULV CPU. Well, the inclusion of the ultra-low voltage Merom processor will add another $75 to the existing E-100M’s price of $1,299. Currently it boasts a 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo U1400 ULV processor with a 533MHz FSB and 2MB of L2 cache. Other specs include 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 40GB SATA hard drive, and 802.11a/b/g. Anyhow, the new U7600 ULV processor has a TDP (thermal design power) of 10 watts as compared to the current U1400′s TDP of 5.5 watts. This downside might affect the sale of the notebook. Via: Laptoping
Dell, Apple, Lenovo, and other global laptop makers have already recalled more than 8 million Sony batteries and now, Gateway is recalling 14,000 batteries used in its notebook PCs after four of its customers complained that their computers were overheated. The battery cells have been made by Samsung Electronics Company Limited while they have been amassed into battery packs by Simplo Technology Company Limited, of Taiwan. Samsung hasn’t commented on the recall. Some of the notebooks that fall under the recall are the Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks sold between May 2003 and August 2003. The defected batteries have been recognized by part numbers 6500760 or 6500761 and have a “made by SMP” on the label pasted on the underside of the battery pack. Gateway spokeswoman Lisa Emard said: The root cause of this failure becomes apparent as the batteries age and perform repetitive charging cycles. Of the four customer complaints, one had caused minor property damage while the others simply overheated. Thanks Heavens! It’s not Sony this time. Via: InfoWorld
If you care for a computer which has the power of a desktop yet portable enough to be carried around, try the tablet PC. Gateway recently released the 295 series 14 inch tablet PC. This tablet PC is mostly targeted for the education market. Amazingly, the company has packed in a whopping 1.8 Ghz Dual Core processor. The model is christened as E-295M by the University of South Dakota. Along with the heavy duty processor, the customer gets other goodies as well. Gateway has been pretty secretive about this bad boy. Everything has been very hush hush until it got spied on very recently. The company offers the following to the customers for a price tag of $1,699 USD: * 60 gigs of hard drive space with 5400 RPM: Personally, I think that this is a lot of storage power for a portable computer. * 14 inch screen: I think this feature is quite impressive for a tablet PC. * 2 gigs of DDR2 RAM. * modular DVD burner. Gateway also chips in a Firewire port along with the new tablet. Besides this, it will have the WiFi facility as well as the ethernet cable slot. For those who have been dealing with Gateway for a while, the 295 is just an extension of the E-155C. The tablet PC should be available from July onwards. Image Links: doctorsgadgets Source Link: Endgadget