CES 2010: Gateway introduces $299 LT21 netbook; Intel Atom N450, 802.11n

Summary:CES 2010: Acer on Wednesday introduced the $299 Gateway LT21 netbook, powered by Intel's new Atom N450 processor.

Acer on Wednesday introduced the $299 Gateway LT21 netbook, powered by Intel's new Atom N450 processor.

The new Gateway LT21 is a 10-inch model that manages 1024 by 600-pixel resolution. It features a six-cell battery for up to 10 hours of battery life, the company says.

Aside from 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, the LT21's innards are standard netbook territory. The Lt21 offers basic multitouch touchpad gestures and a larger keyboard than previous Gateway models.

If price is most important, this netbook does the trick. The Gateway LT21 will be come in red, black and white with a subtle wave pattern on the lid. It will be available in January and start at $299.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Intel

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