Verizon to get the Gateway LT2016U Netbook on October 4th

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Verizon to get the Gateway LT2016U Netbook on October 4th
So you though that the HP Mini 1151NR was going to be the only Netbook out for Verizon this year? Starting October 4th you'll now have a choice as the Gateway LT2016U will also become available. The main difference is that the Gateway LT2016U will have a 160GB HDD (80GB on the HP) and that the 10.1" display will support 1024x600 resolution (1024x576 on the HP). The remaining features are nearly identical: Windows XP Home Edition (SP3), Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi,Web Cam, and can be used on CDMA EVDO Rev A, UMTS/HSPA, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Unfortunately, the Gateway Netbook will weigh in at 2.95 pounds, opposed to the HP's 2.45 pounds. Pricing of the Gateway LT2016U will be $149.99 after a $100 rebate with a 2-year MobileBroadband contract, which is $50 less than the current price of the HP Mini.

source: Engadget

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7 Comments

1. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Just a heads up guys, these netbooks WILL NOT be released on the 4th. Originally that WAS the release date, but something has pushed the launch date back to an unknown date at this point. We did manage to get a demo unit shipped to our store and when compaired to the HP that big red sells, this one falls short in a lot of ways.....

2. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Gateway sucks... Dell is probably the best and they have that so they should get HP next.

3. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Verizon only sells an HP, not a Dell. You can buy a netbook from Dell's website with which you can add an internal CDMA card as an optional feature when customizing it. The Gateway will be their second netbook with mobile broadband if this post is correct.

4. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Ok, anthony Strickly YOUR opinion and a currupteed one at that....Because Dell is no way the Best "statistcally" and "realistically." they are way overpriced and everything they support is so "out-sourced" and over rated. "Dude, Your gonna Get Hell" should be thier new slogan...

6. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

You are 100% correct, to say that Dell is the best is outrageous. They use unique parts in all of their products, so if you want to be able to fix your computer when it undoubtedly breaks, you'd better get their service plan, because those parts are extraordinarily expensive. Dell, in many ways, operates their company much as Apple does, they have to have their greedy paws on every dime that's made off their products. Gateway isn't all that great either, but Dell is straight garbage.

5. crd22

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 15, 2008

I didn't know Gateway made netbooks, guess this is their first one. Gateway should've held out a little longer and pur Windows 7 on this. There's no reason these netbooks hafta run XP over 7 (yes I know 7 comes out the 22nd)

7. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Technical specs aside (some netbooks just don't have the horsepower to support newer OS), another reason XP is popular among netbooks is price. The licensing fees are cheaper on XP, so putting that on a netbook allows a lower price point.

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