Monday, July 20th 2009

Gateway Introduces Intel Atom N270-equipped LT2000 Netbook

Gateway Inc. today introduces the Gateway LT2000, a new sleek and compact netbook with a 10.1-inch TFT LED-backlit display that will let mobile customers maximize their time on the go to stay connected and productive. At the core of the Gateway netbook line is excellent mobility and wireless communications, so customers can shop online, browse websites, make VOIP calls, and stay in touch with friends and colleagues via email and social networks. The Gateway LT2000 netbook line is powered by Intel Atom processors and can provide easy access to the Internet via Wi-Fi 802.11b/g.

Incredibly portable, the new Gateway LT2000 netbook line measures only about an inch thin and weighs only 2.62 pounds so it is comfortable to hold, easy to transport and fits neatly into a purse or backpack. Boasting the same fashionable design seen in the Gateway LT3100 netbooks launched last month, the new Gateway LT2000 netbooks come in NightSky Black and Cherry Red with an engraved Gateway logo and modern silver trim accents.

"The new sleek Gateway LT2000 netbooks let customers do more with their time on the go - from enjoying the Internet to video chatting and staying in touch via email and social networks," said Ray Sawall, senior product marketing manager for Gateway. "The expressive design is modern and stylish, looking perfect whether it's used for work or play."

Its 10.1-inch TFT LED-backlit LCD display gives today's mobile-savvy customer the room they need to view web pages, documents, email, digital media and more. The Gateway LT2000's petite form factor features all the ports for connecting to the latest peripherals. It has three USB 2.0, Ethernet and VGA as well as a multi-in-one digital card reader.

Additional Features Make it Incredibly Functional
The new Gateway LT2000 netbooks are well-equipped with features that make them highly useful for enjoying life on the go. They come with a full 1GB of memory and 160GB of hard drive space, so customers have ample room for music, photos and other files. The integrated webcam is ready to go with a simple software click. Customers can capture memories with still photos and live video that can be posted to personal blogs and sites like YouTube and Facebook. Also, video emails and video conferencing calls offer a more personal way to stay in touch.

The unique Multi-Gesture Touchpad on the new Gateway LT2000 netbooks lets users move around websites, documents and digital media in an incredibly intuitive way. For example, customers can swirl their fingers in a circular motion to scroll through web pages, long lists of files and music playlists. In addition, customers can move two fingers to flip through photos, web pages and PDF documents as well as make an inward or outward pinching motion to zoom in and out on photos and documents.

The new Gateway LT2000 netbooks use the latest Intel Atom processors to deliver excellent mobile performance while promoting extended battery life and power efficiency. The line provides up to 3 hours of battery life.

Available Configurations Pricing and Availability
The new Gateway LT2000 is available now in several configurations at a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price of US $299.99. One of the configurations follows:
  • Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
  • Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home (Service Pack 3)
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA 16:9 ratio TFT LCD (1024x600 resolution)
  • Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
  • 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM
  • 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
  • Web Camera
  • Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Dolby Headphone Technology
  • Three USB 2.0 Ports
  • 3-cell Li-ion Battery
  • Chassis: NightSky Black
  • One-Year Standard Warranty
  • 2.62 lbs.
  • 10.17 (w) x 7.24 (D) x 1.03 inches (H)
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $299.99
Sources: Gateway, engadget
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18 Comments on Gateway Introduces Intel Atom N270-equipped LT2000 Netbook

#1
HammerON
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Can you watch movies?
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Mussels
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by: HammerON
Can you watch movies?
it has a screen, speakers, and XP. One assumes it can watch movies.
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#3
eidairaman1
Lol my laptop can do the exact same thing and its 5 years old.
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#4
AltecV1
by: eidairaman1
Lol my laptop can do the exact same thing and its 5 years old.
i agree with you! netbooks are just sooo pointless :rolleyes:
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#5
Mussels
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by: AltecV1
i agree with you! netbooks are just sooo pointless :rolleyes:
sarcasm?


I suppose the idea for the new ones is battery life. This things faster than my old laptop (sad, i know) but my P3 laptop had a 1-2 hour battery life, and it struggled to watch a DVD movie before going flat.

Oh, LED backlit screens are damned awesome. This would crap all over an older laptop :)
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#6
eidairaman1
Im just making the point that i don't need this laptop, I'd probably wait until Blue Ray is the standard for Movies, probably in 5-6 years i may get another laptop.
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#7
AltecV1
not sarcasm my true opinion!!! why would people go and buy a brand new piece of crap:shadedshu and dont say battery life because that is bullshit,i think it is a trend thingy like macbook and ipod. TOTALY AND UTERLY USLESS.
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#8
steelkane
Awesome colors,, kids love them for school. also great for putting in a small back-pack, The uses are end-less when you have creative thoughts, thanks for the info
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#9
Mussels
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by: AltecV1
not sarcasm my true opinion!!! why would people go and buy a brand new piece of crap:shadedshu and dont say battery life because that is bullshit,i think it is a trend thingy like macbook and ipod. TOTALY AND UTERLY USLESS.
useless to you, perhaps. You're allowed that opinion.

yelling about how useless the product is, when heaps of people own similar is a bit... excessive?
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AltecV1
by: Mussels
useless to you, perhaps. You're allowed that opinion.

yelling about how useless the product is, when heaps of people own similar is a bit... excessive?
i was not jelling friend just expressing my feelings on these netbook thingys:rolleyes: any way back to topic:o
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#11
Bundy
by: eidairaman1
Im just making the point that i don't need this laptop, I'd probably wait until Blue Ray is the standard for Movies, probably in 5-6 years i may get another laptop.
Somehow I suspect that in 5-6 years, optical storage will be old tech and perhaps not as commonly used as today.

Edit: back on topic, I like the concept of these little laptops but they would be much better for business use if they had more RAM. With HDD encryption and all the other rubbish they run these days, you need more memeory to be able to cope.
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#12
eidairaman1
erm, Blue Ray etc, look how long it took VHS to go away, same with DVD, Blue Ray will take some time.
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#13
tkpenalty
by: Bundy
Somehow I suspect that in 5-6 years, optical storage will be old tech and perhaps not as commonly used as today.
I wholeheartedly agree. I'd love to see the day where the complicated mechanically optical mediums are phased out by standards similar to USB/SD. I mean its beginning already, with many DVD players having a SD & USB port.
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#14
Bundy
by: eidairaman1
erm, Blue Ray etc, look how long it took VHS to go away, same with DVD, Blue Ray will take some time.
It's just a gut feeling but like TK said, there are other more compact technologies plus the internet that are just going to get faster and cheaper but Bluray will be somewhat limited by it's mechanical nature.
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#15
eidairaman1
the net is not fast enough to stream videos let alone download, especially when all the ISPs are putting caps on.
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#16
Mussels
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by: eidairaman1
the net is not fast enough to stream videos let alone download, especially when all the ISPs are putting caps on.
welcome to australian internet since... hmm, well forever.
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#17
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
For an entry level, Id score this one. Sweet looks even.

Heck my HP Compaq NC6400 has almost the same spec.. and Im able to compile my web apps on IBM Wid on this laptop and play Warcraft3 with the GMA950.. only this one is heavier and has a degraded 15 minute battery life. lol
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