Gateway Netbook Exists But Not Planned for U.S. Shores

Reports are out this morning about Gateway releasing a netbook in Asia. Called the LT1001G the 8.9-inch netbook is a rebadged Acer Aspire one (Note: Acer owns Gateway) and comes with 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB RAM and 160 GB hard drive. Last week when we met with Gateway and Acer here in New York City we got a quick glimpse of the Gateway branded netbook. We can confirm that it really is a rebadged Acer Aspire one with a few added adornments. The picture above shows the outside lid sporting a similar design to the Gateway MC Series, but the one we saw had a plain, black glossy lid with a silver Gateway logo. The 8.9-inch netbook has the same exact keyboard and trackpad as the Aspire one, but had a soft, felt feeling palm rest. It also had red coloring on its hinge.  Though we didn’t get to test the netbook for too long it was running Windows XP and had an internal 3G card (along with a light on the front edge that indicated there was 3G connectivity). Gateway’s Taipei team has publicly referenced plans for the Gateway netbook and it will be available soon in some markets in Asia. The U.S. Gateway team maintains that there  are no immediate plans to introduce it in the U.S. Our discussions with Gateway last week seemed to hint at the fact that the minimal differences between the Gateway netbook and the Aspire one just didn’t justify its introduction in the U.S. market.

Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options