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Gateway Launches EC Series Notebooks, Deliver Long Battery Life and Distinctive Style

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The new Gateway EC Series notebook PCs debut today in two of the most popular sizes for today’s busy computer users – 15.6-inch mainstream size for productivity maximizers and the 11.6-inch ultraportable size for road warriors – both delivering up to eight hours of battery life. The new Gateway EC Series models will both be available this week in retail stores nationwide with the launch of Windows 7.

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Too many laptops with onboard graphics. It's "just another laptop".
 

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Too many laptops with onboard graphics. It's "just another laptop".
but how many laptops can give you 8hrs use with just one charge? this is no average laptop laddy.
 
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Gateway FTW (laptops sucks tho, but you know gateway rocks)
 

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but how many laptops can give you 8hrs use with just one charge? this is no average laptop laddy.
MBP can but not for the price of this one.;)
Got to say I'm not to impressed with their selection of processors on both, or the memory on the lower priced one. But I guess it helps with the battery life spec's they were trying to reach and succeeded.
 
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We want weights in real money, not lbs, bushels and furlongs. kg pls.

If this was on the ION platform, I'd be interested. Intel too hot, too juicy, too noisey (due to active cooling needed), and too manipulated (re recent news on intel faking benchmarks)
 

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think about it....if it does 8hrs now, what would happen if you put an SSD in :D 9/10hrs
 

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think about it....if it does 8hrs now, what would happen if you put an SSD in :D 9/10hrs
I honestly don't think it would change a thing since they rate the battery with the hdd at idle. The main benefit is that the battery life would probably remain the same or slightly better but you'd be able to access the hdd all you want like watch a movie download etc with out taking such a substantial hit on battery life.