Gateway has unveiled its CX2600 series convertible notebook, which can be used as a normal PC or as a tablet PC. The system has a 14-inch LCD display and is available for less than $1,400.
The display is comfortable to use since it is flush with the surrounding frame and closely resembles the size of a legal pad of paper. The Gateway Convertible Notebook features a new digital pen that uses Continuous Sensing Technology to make notes, sketches and diagrams more accurate.
Using the Gateway Convertible Notebook around work, school and home is comfortable and convenient; the system's enhanced design and ergonomic battery hand grip make the unit easy to hold and transport. The system easily adjusts for right-hand or left-hand use and the onboard navigation buttons allow quick access of features while consumers are enjoying the display.
The Gateway Convertible Notebook boasts a magnesium display enclosure andreinforced magnesium internal super-structure that enhances durability for use in a range of environments. The notebook's second generation alloy swivel hinge is securely anchored in magnesium, while the dual magnetically activated display latches keep the display locked in place.
Unlike many convertible notebooks or tablet PCs that deliver compromised features, performance and usability, the Gateway Convertible Notebook was designed to be a full-featured notebook PC capable of taking on advanced computing, entertainment and gaming while also delivering a great pen experience.
Customers can use the notebook PC's Intel Centrino technology and fast Intel Pentium M processor to enjoy wireless computing from hot spots now widely available at coffee houses, restaurants, hotels and college campuses to browse the web, check email, and share digital content such as music and photos. Plus, the new notebook delivers up to five hours of battery life with the standard 8-cell battery. Connecting to consumer electronics, peripherals and the most popular media is a snap with the Gateway Convertible Notebook; it features a 5-in-1 digital media reader, one IEEE 1394 port and three USB 2.0 ports.