Gateway rolls out LT3100 netbook
Another day, another netbook arrives on the scene. Gone are the heady days where the first Eee PC 700 rolled out with much fanfare – these days, anyone and everyone is jumping aboard the netbook bandwagon and to no surprise – sales of this particular market has been extremely encouraging to say the least, and it doesn’t look set to decline anytime soon, so why not? Gateway is another computer manufacturer who has dived into the netbook market with the LT3100 being their latest addition to their stable. This will be the first 11.6″ netbook from them that is powered by an AMD Athlon processor, tipping the scales are a weightier 3.14 pounds while measuring no more than an inch thick. The sleek and compact design adopted by the Gateway LT3100 allows you to bring it just about anywhere without having the fashion police chase you down.
For those who do not yet have an unlimited data plan and an EV-DO USB modem, fret not as the Gateway LT3100 helps you remain connected at all times thanks to its Wi-Fi capability, although it doesn’t support 802.11n, it does handle Wi-Fi 802.11b/g pretty well, enabling you to keep in touch with family and friends through a variety of methods including emails, updates on social networks and online entertainment. What makes the Gateway LT3100 outstanding is its Ultrabright high-definition widescreen display that measures 11.6″ across diagonally, making you scroll less as it packs in more line across the cross section each time you open up a document. After all, it also crams in a 16:9 aspect ratio that is entertainment friendly, packing in 1,366 x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolution for incredibly clear and crisp images. Not only that, the larger display sizes makes room for a full-size keyboard within that makes typing a whole lot easier.
Surprisingly enough, Gateway has priced their LT3100 at a mere $399.99, where each purchase comes with a one-year warranty, preinstalled Microsoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial, Gateway Recovery Management, Adobe Reader, and Norton Internet Security 2009 Trial software.