eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC

The Gateway M285-E is a 14-inch widescreen tablet PC that weighs a hefty 7.3 pounds.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - M285-E Tablet Mode

The Gateway M285-E can be converted into tablet mode by swiveling the display and laying it flat on top of the keyboard. The tablet can be used in both landscape and portrait modes.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Vista Ready

The tablet we tested featured the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor. With the systems included ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, the M285-E can support the Aero Glass graphics features in the upcoming Vista operating system.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Keyboard

The M285-E has a full-sized keyboard and a dual-layer DVD burner, two features rarely found in a tablet PC.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Touch-Pad

The M285-E features an EZ Pad pointing device.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Left Side

The left side of the M285-E has three USB 2.0 ports and a Firewire port.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Right Side

The right side of the M285-E features a dual-layer DVD burner.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Hinge

The hinge on the M285-E is sturdy, an important fact considering the unit is a convertible tablet PC.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Scroll Wheel

The display features a scroll wheel that can be used for browsing in tablet mode, as well as an orientation button to change from portrait to landscape mode. Three other buttons are programmable by the user.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Gateway M285-E Tablet PC - Stylus

The M285-Es digitized stylus is responsive and thick enough to be comfortable to grip while writing.

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