Gateway introduces high-definition netbook

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

San Francisco (CA) - Gateway has introduced a high-definition netbook with an 11.6-inch display. The LT3100 - which weighs just 3.14 pounds - features an AMD Athlon 64 L110 processor, a full-size keyboard, multi-gesture touchpad and a ATI Radeon X1270 GPU.

Gateway LT3100 Netbook

"The Gateway LT3100 is a smart netbook choice – it gives customers the freedom to connect to the Internet for everything from staying up-to-date on the latest viral videos and enjoying digital music and photos, to checking on the status of projects and studying for classes," explained Ray Sawall of Acer America. "At the same time, it delivers reliable mobile communications. Customers get the larger-sized 11.6-inch display along with enhanced netbook performance, so they can do even more while on the go."

According to Sawall, the LT3100 can be purchased with up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 250GB internal hard drive and a 6-cell Li-ion battery that provides five hours of power.

Other features include:

  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
  • Integrated Web Camera
  • Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Three USB 2.0 Ports

The LT3100 is pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista and has a starting MSRP of $400.

Meanwhile, Toshiba has announced a newly designed Satellite laptop with a slightly higher MSRP of $550. The Satellite L line consists of four model classes and boasts HD TruBrite widescreen displays, USB sleep-and-charge, a 250GB-500GB HD and an ATI Radeon 3100 GPU.

Toshiba Satellite L Notebook

"In this new economy, consumers are demanding more choice," said Ron Smith of Toshiba. "We've expanded our entry level laptop line, adding more screen size options, new features and brought in our Fusion Finish to give the line a fantastic new look."