InfoWorld has a story
on a pair of new notebooks from Gateway, one of which is the company's most powerful portable system. The new system, the 7.7-pound M680, takes the place of its heavier successor, the 8.8 pound M675
. In describing the difference that a pound makes, company spokesperson Kellie Odle apparently said "This is still not a notebook for a business traveler or home user
on the go, but users will notice the difference when they move it." In writing up this blog entry, I wasn't sure I should have tagged it for our Mobile category or not (it is now).
According to the story, the M680 comes with a 17-inch widescreen display and at $1,399
, it comes with an Intel's Pentium M 730 processor, 512M bytes of
DDR2 memory, a 40GB hard drive, a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, a Mobility
Radeon x700 graphics card from ATI Technologies Inc. with 64MB of video
memory and Intel's 802.11b/g wireless radio.