Best description of the difference that 1 pound makes

Summary: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.

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.

Topics: Laptops

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