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.

The EC14D was first announced earlier this month. And while it’s not generally available in Europe yet, the folks at Notebook Italia got to spend some hands-on time with the mini-laptop.

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.

via Engadget

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3 replies on “Gateway’s 11.6 inch notebook with DVD drive handled in Italy”

  1. Very interesting netbook/laptop
    This practically competes with yesteryear’s sony vaio tt ultraportable, at a much lower price (I am guessing ~$600-$700)

  2. Hey, Liliputing… when discussing netbooks, where size and weight, for obvious reasons, are major considerations, it would be great if you could make it standard practice to include those specs. Please? Pretty please??

  3. Does this mean the darn eee pc 1004 is nearing a release? These will sell in big number. Most people want a dvd player because this can be a portable dvd player replacement. Kids like movies and most parent know nothing about ripping dvds. I’m sure most people will be fine with 4 or 5 hours battery life from an 11 inch computer as long as it has internal drive. This is a great product.

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