Press Release Summary:
Weighing 3.14 lb, 1 in. thick Gateway LT3100 incorporates Ultrabright(TM) 11.6 in. display that is LED-backlit and features 16:9 ratio and 1,366 x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolution. Netbook is powered by AMD Athlon 64 L110 Single-Core processor and ATI Radeon(TM) X1270 Graphics and offers WiFi 802.11b/g connection to Internet. Along with up to 2 GB DDR2 memory and 250 GB internal HDD, features include integrated webcam, digital mic, and multi-gesture touchpad.
Original Press Release:
Gateway's First 11.6-Inch Netbook Delivers Functionality, Performance
Customers Can Stay in Touch, Do More With Large Display, Performance-Boosting AMD Athlon Processor, Full-Size Keyboard
IRVINE, Calif.--Gateway today introduced the Gateway LT3100 netbook, the company's first with a productivity-boosting high-definition 11.6-inch display. Complementing the new display are features that equip customers to do more with their netbook, including wireless connectivity and an AMD Athlon Processor. Weighing only 3.14 pounds and measuring about an inch thick, the Gateway LT3100 sports a sleek and compact design that can be taken anywhere.
Savvy mobile customers who are always on the move can stay in touch and connected using the new Gateway LT3100. Compact and easy to use, it is an ideal netbook for customers who want a reliable WiFi 802.11b/g wireless connection to the Internet to stay up-to-date on emails, post updates on social networks and enjoy online entertainment. Students and small business customers can use it for conducting online research, reviewing materials for class and communicating with colleagues.
Customers can do more with their new Gateway LT3100 netbook. The device's Ultrabright(TM) high-definition widescreen display is a large 11.6 inches, providing increased screen real estate to view Internet sites as well as multiple applications and windows. As a result, customers can avoid extensive vertical and horizontal scrolling and can more easily move between windows for a better overall experience. The display on the new netbook line is LED-backlit and features an entertainment-enhancing 16:9 ratio and 1366 x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolution, so images on it are incredibly clear and crisp. Plus, the larger display size made room for a full-size keyboard, so even typing is easier.
"The Gateway LT3100 is a smart netbook choice - it gives customers the freedom to connect to the Internet for everything from staying up-to-date on the latest viral videos and enjoying digital music and photos, to checking on the status of projects and studying for classes," said Ray Sawall, senior product marketing manager for Acer America. "At the same time, it delivers reliable mobile communications. Customers get the larger-sized 11.6-inch display along with enhanced netbook performance, so they can do even more while on the go."
The Gateway LT3100 netbook delivers a heightened level of performance and usability thanks to its AMD Athlon 64 L110 Single-Core processor and ATI Radeon(TM) X1270 Graphics for enhanced performance when browsing websites, downloading music, moving through applications and handling multiple tasks. Ready for customers who want to take their digital media and files with them, the Gateway LT3100 netbook models will feature up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and up to a 250GB(1) internal hard drive. Available with a 6-cell battery, the LT3100 netbooks provide battery life of up to five hours.(2)
Customers can capture moments on the go in video with the integrated webcam. With it, consumers have an easy way to document their adventures in video, record video emails and enhance communication with "face-to-face" video-conferencing. It captures smooth video and high-quality images even in low-light conditions. Plus, the built-in digital microphone conveys excellent voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes. Consumers will enjoy audio with the Dolby Headphones and two built-in stereo speakers.
The Gateway LT3100 netbook further enhances productivity with its Multi-Gesture Touchpad. Unique movements on the touchpad let users intuitively move through Internet sites and digital media. For example, customers can make an inward or outward pinching motion to naturally zoom in and out on photos. Customers can move two fingers horizontally to flip through photos, web pages and PDF documents. Also, customers can swirl their fingers in a circular motion to scroll through web pages, long lists of files and music playlists.
The sophisticated design of the new Gateway LT3100 notebook gives it a fashionable look and feel. The glossy chassis is punctuated with a subtle yet defining Gateway engraved logo and modern silver trim and is available in both NightSky Black and Cherry Red. Sleek and comfortable to hold and use with an incredibly portable form factor, the LT3100 has a starting weight of 3.14 pounds. The LT3100 measures only about an inch thick, so it neatly fits in a backpack or purse.
The Gateway LT3100's ports make it easy to connect to peripherals such as printers, a display and consumer electronics such as digital cameras. It has an impressive three USB 2.0 ports for ample ways to connect as well as Ethernet and VGA ports. Plus, it features a multi-in-one digital card reader for accepting popular digital media cards.
Pricing, Availability and Configurations
The new Gateway LT3100 is available in several configurations at a starting manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $399.99. A sample configuration follows:
The Gateway LT3100 netbook line comes with additional preinstalled software including Microsoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial, Gateway Recovery Management, Adobe® Reader®, and Norton Internet Security(TM) 2009 Trial. (3)
Gateway Limited Warranty, Service and Support
The Gateway LT3100 Netbook Series is backed by a one year warranty.(4) Gateway's commitment to quality and reliability is evident in its award-winning line of PCs as well as in its exceptional service and support programs. In addition to the company's standard limited warranty options,(5) its extensive online support center helps customers maximize their PC investment; it gives them easy access to customer support representatives and information on important issues such as warranties, technical issues and upgrading.
Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning products and world-class service to customers worldwide. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world's third-largest PC company. See www.gateway.com for more information.
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(1) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.
(2) Your computer's battery life may vary depending on product specifications, computer settings, and applications or features launched. The listed battery life is for individual battery packs tested with MobileMark 2007 in productivity test mode and browsing websites via wireless connection. All batteries' maximum capacity will diminish with time and use.
(3) Trial periods vary depending on the geographic region and specifications.
(4) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.
(5) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
Lisa Emard, 949-471-7705