The Gateway EC14D is an 11.6 inch thin and light laptop with an Intel CULV processor. There’s nothing too surprising there. Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell (which are all really the same company) have more than a half dozen similar models between them. What sets the EC14D apart from the crowd is the fact that it also has a DVD burner packed into the rather compact frame.
As you’d expect, the 8X DVD Super Multi drive takes up a considerable amount of space on one side of the computer. But Gateway still manages to squeeze in a USB port, Ethernet jack, and SD card slot on the same side of the laptop as the disc drive. The other side sports two more USB ports, audio jacks, an HDMI port and a VGA port.
The laptop has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display, a 1.3GHz Intel Pentium SU4100 dual core processor, GMA 4500MHD graphics, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. It should start shipping soon.