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.

Gateway LT4004u

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.

via VR-Zone

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3 replies on “Gateway LT4004u Cedar Trail netbook now available for $280”

  1. – Speakers like nb550D/520 (really worth it)
    – Fanless or nearly (the N2600 + aluminium case should be only 30 to 50€ more)
    – … mat screen !!!!

  2. This looks to be the very same model (apart from the logo) as the new Packard Bell dot s now available in Europe (PB and Gateway have the same owner).

    So far almost all new gen netbooks have pretty much the same  specs. Disappointing that the manufacturers only differ in colors and lid looks. If anyone of them made only a minor improvement to some core functionality they’d win my money. For example if they clearly demonstrated that their PSU/wall wart was 50% smaller/lighter than that of the competitors. Or if it bundled an extra PSU/wall wart. That small advantage would break the tie for me. I can even make a small list of tie breakers that could be had with very little extra cost:

    – smaller/lighter PSU

    – touchscreen (infrared touch tech would be fine)

    – ability to bend the screen 180 degrees backwards to use the device as a temporary tablet or reader

    – a very fast and intuitive website for driver downloads. Googling “[model name] driver win7” should bring me to a page with a big download button.

    – make it very easy to screw apart for self repair and updates

    Does anyone want to add anything to that list? Note: only things that would be realistically very inexpensive to add and come with no other drawbacks.

  3. It’s somewhat fitting that Gateway is shipping the first Cedar Trail netbook widely available in the United States, since it was Gateway who made the very first computer with a netbook form factor, the Gateway Handbook, two decades ago.

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