Gateway Launches AMD-Based Netbook, Selling Soon for $450

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BuLLg0d

Gateway already sells though Best Buy (ugh), a dual core Athlon laptop, with a 500 gb hard drive, ATI graphics, 4 gb of memory, Windows Home Premium, and a dvd-rw, with a 15.6 inch screen for $429.00.  Link for reference --> http://bit.ly/bNvl20  so this article confuses me.  I see the netbook is 3G capable, is the 250 gb hard drive an ssd hard drive or something?

 

I mean, it's half the computer for more money. 

 

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Phunny Mhan

I think that's a bit overpriced. Sure it has an AMD, but damn! It's still just a netbook. If I wanted to jump into a superduty netbook, I would grab one from a vendor that has a few years experience with them.

 

Curiouser and curiouser!

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Paul_Lilly

Consider what you're gettting, though (larger screen than most, Radeon HD 4225 graphics). Thanks to Intel's aggressive marketing of its Atom platform, we've come to associate 'netbooks' with low-power Atom chips, weak graphics, and 10.1-inch displays. Gateway's LT32 is a good example of why the term 'netbook' is a bit ambiguous.

-Paul Lilly

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aviaggio

Very ambiguous. IMO once you get passed the $350 price point you're beyond a netbook. To me this is just an ultraportable laptop, not a netbook. 

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