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Gateway EC1457u 11.6-Inch HD Display Laptop

The Gateway EC1457u provides 7 hours of battery life and give the portability and power that you need in a laptop computer.Gateway EC1457u 11.6 Inch HD Display Laptop

The Ultrabright 11.6″ LED backlight widescreen display with 1366×768 resolution offers a high-gloss, anti-reflective finish.  The 16:9 aspect ration means that you won’t have those annoying black bars when watching widescreen movies on your laptop.

An energy efficient 1.3 GHz Intel dual-core Intel Pentium SU4100 processor uses ultra low voltage for extended battery life.  It comes with 2 MB of L2 cache and a 800 MHz front-side bus for speedy performance.

For storage the system comes equipped with a 500 GB (1/2 terabyte) Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive spinning at 5400 RPM.  This gives you plenty of space for all your digital pictures, movies, apps and other files.

With 4GB of DDR2 RAM running at 667 MHz you’ll have plenty of memory for those multiple apps you want to run at the same time.

For connectivity a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port via the RJ-45 connector gives you the speed on your wired network.  For wireless an 802.11b/g/n adapter gives you wider range and higher speeds than earlier version of wireless adapaters.

Pre-installed software includes Windows 7 Home Premium the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft.  Windows 7 makes it easy to set up a home network for sharing files between all the computers in your home.  Other software includes Microsoft Works SE 9.0 for word processing and spreadsheets, and a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.

Gateway Recovery Management gives you the ability to create a default back up disk, and an app and driver back up disk.  This makes it easy to revert to your previous setting in case of virus or malware infection.

The multi-gesture touchpad allows you to flick, swirl and pinch your figures to control the ways you navigate around webpages, photos and other applications.

For external ports the system comes with a multi-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and xD Picture Card media, 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for connecting a plethora of peripherals, and HDMI port for connecting to your HDTV or other HDMI-compatible device.  A standard analog VGA connector is also included.

The webcam and integrated microphone make video chatting and Skype a breeze.

You’ll get up to 7 hours of battery life from the 6-cell battery pack (5600 mAh), and you want to plug in you use the included AC adapter.

The system weighs in at a svelte 3.08 lbs, with dimensions of 11.22″ x 8.03″ x 1.18″.  A 1 year parts and label warranty protects you from any manufacturing defects.

The Gateway EC1457u can be found for around $600.

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