Dell's done it. HP's done it. Toshiba's done it and so has a slew of other notebook vendors, and finally Gateway comes on board.
Gateway introduces it first notebook PC with a 13.3-inch wide-screen display, hitting the sweet spot display and size for the mobile user. However, with a starting weight of 5.3-pounds, it is a bit heavy for a 13-incher.
The UC series has a round touch pad, black, brushed-aluminum keyboard and palm rest, brushed-aluminum barrel hinges, metallic trim, and rounded edges and corners.
Beginning January 8, the Gateway UC Series will be available in several set configurations and prices will begin at $799. Specifications are as follows:
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
- 13.3-inch Ultrabright wide-screen WXGA TFT display (1280x800)
- 3GB DDR2 667MHz memory
- 250GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
- Slot-load 8X multiformat dual-layer DVDRW with DVD-RAM
- 4-in-1 Digital Media card reader
- HDMI connector v1.3 and VGA
- 1.3 megapixel integrated Webcam
- 6-Cell lithium ion battery
- Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless
- 10/100 Ethernet, 56K ITU v.92 ready fax/modem
- 3 USB ports
- Expresscard type 34 expansion slot
- Dimensions: 12.6 inches wide by 9.4 inches deep by 1.5 inches high
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
Editors' note: This specific configuration is for the Gateway UC7807u and will be sold at Costco and TigerDirect.com