Acer subsidiary Gateway has released a new 10 inch netbook with an Intel Atom N2600 Cedar Trail processor. The Gateway LT4004u is available from Best Buy for $279.99, making it one of the first Cedar Trail netbooks to ship in the United States.
The mini-laptop has a 1.6 GHz Atom N2600 dual core processor, integrated GMA 3600 graphics, 1 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display.
It features 3 USB ports, HDMI and VGA output, a flash card reader, WiFi, and Ethernet. The netbook runs Windows 7 Starter Edition and ships standard with a 6 cell battery for up to 8 hours of run time.
Weighing in at 2.65 pounds and measuring 10.2″ x 7.3″ x 1″ the Gateway LT4004u looks a lot like every other netbook released in the last few years. The key difference is the new Atom N2600 processor which should use less power while offering slightly better performance than older Atom chips.
The Acer Aspire One D270 Cedar Trail netbook which features a nearly identical design is also up for pre-order.