Gateway LT2000 Netbook Features Intel Atom Processor, iPhone-Like Touch-Pad

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-07-20 Print this article Print

Gateway introduces the LT2000, a 10.1-inch netbook with an Intel Atom processor, a weight of just 2.62 pounds and Gateway's Multi-Gesture Touchpad that lets users navigate the netbook much like an Apple iPhone.

Gateway has a new netbook offering, the LT2000. Available in several configurations, it includes an Intel Atom processor, a 10.1-inch TFT LED-backlit display and iPhone-like touch-pad capabilities.
The 2.62-pound LT2000 comes in NightSky Black or Cherry Red, measures 10.17 by 7.24 by 1.03 inches and focuses on what netbooks do best: surfing the Web, offering access to multimedia, and connecting with family and friends.
The Gateway LT2000 netbooks "let customers do more with their time on the go-from enjoying the Internet to video chatting and staying in touch via e-mail and social networks," Ray Sawall, senior product marketing manager for Gateway, said in a statement.
One configuration, the Gateway LT2001u, runs the Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system and includes an Intel Atom N270 processor (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB Level 2 cache), an Intel 945GSE Express chip set, 1024MB of DDR2 (double data rate 2) and 533MHz SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), a 160GB 5400RPM hard drive, an integrated Intel graphics media accelerator 950 and a multi-in-1 card reader.
The netbook is 802.1l b/g Wi-Fi-certified, and includes a Webcam, two stereo speakers, Dolby headphone technology, three USB ports and a three-cell lithium-ion battery that's good for up to 3 hours of battery life.
More notable than the battery life, perhaps, is the LT2000's Multi-Gesture Touchpad, which instead of a traditional touch-pad operates more like an iPhone: Swirl a finger in a circular motion to scroll through Web pages, pinch fingers together to minimize or spread pinched fingers to zoom in.
The suggested retail price begins at $299.99.
The Gateway LT3100, an 11.6-inch netbook Gateway released on June 23, features AMD's Athlon 64 L110 chip and retails for around $399.

Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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