Gateway ID Series: Larger Screens, Lighter Weight

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Gateway’s ID series notebooks attempt to walk the delicate tightrope straddling decent screen sizes and thin-and-light design aesthetics. The 14-inch ID49 line sports an LED backlit screen with a 1366×768 resolution, 4GB of RAM, Intel Core i3/i5 processors, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a thickness of under an inch while tipping the scales at just over five pounds.

The 15.6-inch ID59 (pictured above) sports a similar configuration to the ID49 line but offers solely the more powerful Core i5 CPU and weighs in at 5.5 pounds. Both machines feature “a unique aqua-blue touchpad that glows when touched” and aluminum alloy lids along with up to six hours of battery life before needing recharged, according to Gateway’s press release. Pricing for the ID49 starts at $680, while the ID59 starts at $800.

Gateway also announced an update to its LT line of netbooks with the LT23 series. Featuring a 10.1-inch 1024×600 LED-backlit screen, 8-hour battery, three different color options, and an Intel Atom N450 processor, the LT23 weighs in at 2.76 pounds and is available now with prices starting at $330.


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