Die Acer-Tochter Gateway hat ihre Varianten des Aspire One 521 bzw. 721 nun offiziell vorgestellt. Zunächst kommen die Geräte, deren Gehäuse gegenüber den originalen Acer-Modellen wie üblich leicht modifiziert wurden, in Kanada auf den Markt. Unter der Haube steckt bei den Gateway LT22 und LT32 genannten Netbooks der 10,1- und 11,6-Zoll-Klasse die neue AMD „Nile“-Plattform rund um den AMD Athlon II Neo K125 Single-Core Prozessor mit 1,7 GHz und die im Chipsatz enthaltene ATI Radeon HD 4225 Grafiklösung. Erstmals liegen somit auch Preisangaben zu den neuen Geräten vor: Das Gateway LT22 Netbook mit 10,1-Zoll-Display und Windows 7 Starter kostet in Kanada umgerechnet knapp 257 Euro, während für das 11,6-Zoll-Modell Gateway LT32 mit Windows 7 Home Premium umgerechnet 350 Euro fällig werden. Die offizielle kanadische Pressemitteilung gibt’s nach dem Sprung.
Gateway today introduced in Canada the new Gateway LT32 and LT22 Series netbook lines that provide great performance and HD entertainment capabilities for consumers that want to take their fun to go in a compact, highly-functional device.
The new Gateway LT32 and LT22 lines use AMD Athlon™ II Neo processors and ATI graphics for enhanced responsiveness and smooth video playback. Additionally, both new lines have HDMI 1080p output, which let customers use a convenient single cable connection to deliver HD video and audio to an external source such as a home entertainment system or LCD display.
The Gateway LT32 has an 11.6-inch HD LED-backlit display, measures less than an inch thin and weighs only 2.98 pounds.
The Gateway LT22 netbook has a 10.1-inch LED backlit displayand comes in a compact size that measures less than an inch thin and weighs only 2.76 pounds.
“The new Gateway LT32 and LT22 are our ultra-mobile entertainment powerhouse netbooks,” said Chris Chiang, retail product marketing manager, Gateway. “They both deliver a heightened level of performance and HD entertainment with the powerful combination of AMD Neo processors, ATI graphics and the crisp and clear HD display. The HDMI port means that customers can enjoy their digital entertainment on a large external display wherever they go.”
Improved Netbook Performance, Graphics Boost Enhanced by Large HD Display
The Gateway LT32 and LT22 netbook lines use an AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor backed by ample DDR3 system memory for speedy web-browsing, music downloads, moving through applications, and handling multiple tasks. Plus, the ATI Radeon HD 4225 Graphics with 384MB of dedicated system memory provides superb graphics and visuals. The result is sharper high definition images, richer color, and smooth video and games.
Video and digital media look vibrant on the new netbook’s impressive Ultrabright LED-backlit displays. The Gateway LT32’s features a high-definition 11.6-inch screen with 1366 x 768 resolution boosts detail and clarity. The Gateway LT22 netboook has a 10.1-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution that also delivers clear visuals. Both netbook lines’ displays have a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, which is great for enjoying Internet video including Flash video and watching movies.
Customers can take all the photos, video, music and documents they want on the go; the LT32 features a large 320GB hard disk drive, while the LT22 has a 250GB hard disk drive.(1) Both systems feature a six-cell battery that provides up to 5.5 hours in battery life on the LT32 and up to 6.5 hours on the LT22, so customers can stay in touch and productive.(2)
Ready to Stay in Touch with WiFi, One-Touch Social Networking
Staying in touch with the new Gateway LT32 and LT22 netbooks is easy and fun. All models have Wi-Fi® b/g/n for connecting at wireless home networks and hotspots. The integrated HD webcam in the new netbook lines gives consumers an easy way to capture photos and video, record video emails and take part in video-conferencing. Plus, the built-in digital microphone conveys excellent voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes.
The Gateway LT32 and LT22 netbooks easily connect to peripherals such as printers, displays and digital cameras. In addition to the HDMI port, they have two USB 2.0 ports for connecting multiple devices simultaneously as well as Gigabit Ethernet as well as a multi-in-one digital card reader for accepting popular digital media cards.
Like the rest of Gateway’s new notebook and netbook lines, the new Gateway LT32 and LT22 Series feature dedicated “social networking” accessed through a dedicated key to launch today’s most popular social networking sites – Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. With it, customers have a constant connection that is easy to access and will help them stay up-to-date with contacts on news and the latest posts.
Enjoyable to Use, Stylish Designs
The Gateway LT32 and LT22 netbooks give customers a boost in productivity with the multi-gesture touchpad that lets customers intuitively move through their applications and digital media. For example, customers can make a pinching motion to zoom in and out on documents, photos and websites, and a flipping motion to move quickly through photos, web pages and PDF documents.
The Gateway LT32 netbook’s look is sleek and modern, and features a matte blue cover that resists fingerprints with a wave pattern that is subtle yet distinctive. The Gateway LT22 comes in a streamlined design in either matte silver or brown covering a subtle honeycomb chassis design.
Pricing and Availability
The new Gateway LT32 is available now at a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of CAD $449.99 and comes with Windows 7 Premium. The Gateway LT22 is available now at a starting MSRP of CAD $349.99 and comes with Windows Starter.
Gateway Limited Warranty, Service and Support
The Gateway LT32 netbook line is backed by a one year warranty.(3) 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,(4) 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 second-largest PC company both globally and in Canada(5) See www.gateway.com for more information.
All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. ©2008 Gateway, Inc. Gateway Terms & Conditions of Sale apply. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
(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) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.
(4) 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.
(5) Source: Gartner data, FY 2009.
Quelle: Financial Post