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Gateway unveils 11.6-inch and 15.6-inch EC series notebooks

Posted on Monday, October 19 2009 @ 21:52:11 CEST by


Gateway has introduced the EC58, EC54 and EC14 notebooks. Here's a snip from the press release:
Elegantly crafted, the Gateway EC58 and EC54 Series notebooks are thin and light enough to take anywhere, and so stylish that customers will want to show them off. The slim one-inch profile simplifies mobility, since it’s easy to grip and handle on the go. The ultra-durable aluminium alloy design delivers excellent protection for the display, while the brushed silky smooth cover is upscale in its minimalist approach.

The high-capacity 6-cell Li-ion battery gives users up to eight hours of battery life(1) for all-day productivity, fun and communications. Integrated 802.11b/g Draft-N wireless provides a reliable untethered connection to hotspots and wireless networks. Plus, the integrated webcam and digital microphone delivers smooth video and voice quality for real-time video streaming, online chatting, and video conferences. In addition, Gateway customers can enjoy even more uptime with the Gateway PowerSave one-touch key, which puts the notebook into energy conservation mode with a single touch. The Gateway EC58 and EC54 lines feature the Gateway MyBackup Manager for backing-up important files and information, as well as the PowerSave solution for maximizing battery life.

Designed to readily handle everyday computing tasks, the EC58 and EC54 notebooks use ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo and Pentium Dual-Core processors. The notebooks deliver excellent computing performance and generate low heat output, since they use Intel’s Laminar Wall Jet technology to cool internal components and the case. As a result, the Gateway EC58 and EC54 notebooks are incredibly comfortable in customers’ hands as well as on their laps.

On-the-go entertainment is dynamic and exciting with the large 15.6-inch LED-backlit display that features a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366 x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolution. Images are incredibly clear and crisp, while the cinematic-quality video is realistic and smooth. Dolby Sound Room audio enhancement and two built-in speakers deliver crisp, natural surround sound to complement the stunning video.

They eye-catching design of the Gateway EC14 Series lets everyone know it’s the ultimate notebook for on-the-go computing. Available with a 6-cell battery, the Gateway EC14 notebook line provides battery life of up to eight hours, so customers can use it nearly all day to stay in touch.(1) This long battery life is the perfect complement to the ultraportable notebooks’ sleek size that measures only about an inch thick and weighs only 3.79 pounds.

Updating social networking sites and exploring web pages is easy with the EC14’s integrated Wifi 802.11b/g/Draft N. Plus, customers can capture video and photos and stay in touch via video chat with the integrated webcam and built-in digital microphone that provides excellent voice quality. Consumers will enjoy listening to audio with the Dolby Headphones and two built-in stereo speakers.

To ensure customers have all the horsepower they need to drive applications, the Gateway EC14 line is well-appointed with Intel Ultra Low Voltage Pentium Dual Core, Intel Celeron Dual Core and Celeron (single core) processors, a hard drive up to 500GB in capacity, a multi-in-1 media card reader and 4GB of memory that may be upgraded to 8GB.

The attention-grabbing design of the Gateway EC14 models is fun and youthful, while details such as rounded edges, engraved logo and silver trim make the design even more compelling. The textured palm rest provides a comfortable hand rest for consumers.


Gateway EC1430u: MSRP $549.99
  • Intel® Pentium Dual Core Processor SU4100 (1.3GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 11.6-inch HD Widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit TFT LCD (1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Mobile Intel®GS45 Express Chipset
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • 4096MB DDR2 Dual-Channel 667MHz memory upgradeable to 8GB
  • 320GB(2) 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • Integrated webcam
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • Intel® WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi CERTIFIED® featuring MIMO technology
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad with Keypad lock
  • Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) Battery
  • 3.08 lbs.
  • 11.2” (W) x 0.87-1.18” to 1.18” (H) x 8.03” (D)
  • Gateway EC5409u: MSRP $649.99
  • Intel Pentium® Dual-Core Processor SU4100 (1.30GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 15.6-inch HD Widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit TFT LCD (1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Mobile Intel®GS45 Express Chipset
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz memory upgradeable to 8GB
  • 320GB(2) 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • 8x DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • 2nd Generation Dolby Sound Room® Audio Enhancement
  • Intel® WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi CERTIFIED® featuring MIMO technology
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad with Keypad lock
  • Dedicated numeric keypad
  • Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) Battery
  • Gateway MyBackup Button
  • 5.29 lbs.
  • 14.85” (W) x 1.01-1.08” (H) x 10.0” (D)



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