Gateway drops a $699 laptop

The new Gateway NX570 costs $699!

Gateway NX570
Gateway

Looks like the holidays have come early for cheap-laptop hunters: Today Gateway announced a 15.4-inch notebook that will cost just $699 through December 28. At that price, the NX570X comes stocked with a 1.6GHz Intel Core Duo T2050 processor; 512MB of swift 667MHz RAM; an 80GB, 5,400rpm hard drive; integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics; and a CD burner. That's not exactly a mind-blowing configuration, but it is quite respectable, considering most laptops in the sub-$800 range cheap out with generations-old components and missing features.

All the models in the NX570 series will include a 15.4-inch WXGA display and will run on Windows XP Media Center Edition. If you're feeling flush, you can choose a variety of component upgrades, such as discrete ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 GPUs, hard drives up to 160GB, and a DVD burner. Gateway claims the NX570X will last four hours with its standard six-cell battery, a claim we look forward to testing in our Labs. Stay tuned for a full review.

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