Gateway's LT2016u is the first Gateway of any kind to snake into a VZW store, and the built-in Verizon WWAN module probably has something to do with that. Starting this Sunday (10/04), EV-DO lovers looking for a new machine to bring along on the road can skate on into a VZW store to pick one up, but don't expect any discounts without a hefty 2-year contract.
As with most netbooks, this one also sports a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, a 10.1" WSVGA display, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 6-cell battery, multi-media card reader, a 0.3MP webcam, Wi-Fi, a USB 2.0 socket and two stereo speakers. The good news is that it'll only cost you $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate; the bad news is that you're stuck with the same netbook for the next two years. Makes the decision that much tougher, huh?
Available color: Chassis color is Night Sky Black
- 10.1-inch high-definition WSVGA LED backlit display that is large enough to easily view multiple windows and Web sites
- Comfortable to hold and easy to transport, the Gateway LT2016u fits neatly into a purse or backpack and is fashionable with its modern silver trim accents
- Comes with an extended 6-cell battery that provides battery life of up to six hours
- Uses the Intel® Atom(TM) N270 processor that promotes power efficiency to deliver excellent mobile performance and wireless connectivity on the go
- Well-equipped with a full 1 GB of memory, 160 GB of hard drive space, and a digital media card reader
- 10.1-inch SD 1024 x 600 resolution TFT LCD
- Intel Atom N270 processor (1.60 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
- 1 GB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM
- 160 GB hard disk drive
- Multi-in-one card reader: SD, MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick, MS Pro, and XD
- Optimized Dolby Headphone technology and two built-in stereo speakers
- Built-in digital microphone
- Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam
- Wireless broadband connectivity: 3G
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g
- Ports: USB 2.0, headphone out, microphone in, Ethernet, and VGA
- Dimension/Weight: 10.17" (w) x 7.24" (d) x 1.03" (h); 2.95 lbs.
- 6-cell battery
- Windows XP Home Edition
Price and availability:
- The Gateway LT2016u will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Oct. 4 for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
- Customers can select from various price plans for Mobile Broadband access:
- $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and 10 cents per megabyte overage
- $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and 5 cents per megabyte overage
- For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.