Gateway computers just announced that they have started shipping the 11.6-inch Notebook that was designed for an extremely low power consumption. The Gateway EC19C09 comes with an 6-cell lithium-ion battery that is no different to other battery of its kind, but the secret to the laptops ultra low power consumption is in the processor. The laptop packs an 1.86GHz Intel Core i5-470UM dual-core processor that features a TDP of only 18W, and runs at 1.33GHz for a low power consumption.
It comes with an 11.6-inch WXGA LCD display with a 1366×768 resolution, there’s an on-board Intel HD graphics with 128 MB of dedicated video memory, 4GB of DDR3, three USB 2.0 ports, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet LAN, and HDMI connectivity plus a built-in webcam, multi card reader and integrated speakers.
It wouldn’t hurt if it was classified as a netbook for its lack of an optical drive but an high-performance netbook ofcourse. Gateway sells the new 11.6-inch EC19C09U for the price of 549.99 with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-loaded.