The battery is good and will power the netbook for up to eight hours (closer to four if you are watching movies). Unlike the previous generation, this gateway netbook has a HDMI port. Finally, its lightweight design makes it one of the most portable netbooks on the market today.
The Gateway LT4004u’s memory can be upgraded to 2 GB, but there is only one slot on the unit, meaning you will have to buy a 2 GB stick and throw out the original 1 GB. Also, it’s somewhat necessary to upgrade the memory if you want to be able to do this without worry; multitasking is quite frustrating with only 1 GB of RAM. Finally, this model also lacks Bluetooth, so you will be relegated to transferring files through the memory card slots and USB.
Making waves in the world of netbooks is Gateway LT Series netbook, which aims to provide a balanced amount of performance and affordability to those who find themselves constantly on the go. Netbooks have become increasingly popular as the price has decreased while performance has continued getting better and better, and the LT Series from Gateway is a prime example of this. For this review, we will be examining the Gateway LT4004u to get a better idea of its features and details and we will also determine what its main advantages and disadvantages are so that you can determine if this netbook is the best one for you.
- 10.1-inch WSVGA LED-backlit display (1024 x 600)
- Windows 7 Starter
- Intel Atom N2600 dual-core processor (1.6GHz)
- 1GB DDR3 RAM
- 250GB HDD (5400 rpm)
- Intel GMA 3600 graphics
- 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery, up to 8 hours
- Instant on in 2 seconds
- Full HD 1080p via HDMI connection
Product Details and Features
The new Gateway LT4004u has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N2600 dual-core processor under its hood, which is the standard for most new netbooks. Giving a boost to processing power is 1 GB of DDR3 memory and storing all of your files and programs is a 250 GB, 5400 RPM SATA hard drive. The total weight of the netbook is 2.6 pounds and power is supplied to the unit through a 6-cell lithium-ion battery.
The 10.1-inch color LCD screen utilizes UltraBright technology and supports up to 16.7 million colors, giving your photos, videos and other graphics just as much vivacity as they have on a television set or another traditional computer. The netbook comes with various memory card and file storage options, thanks to the 6 in 1 memory card reader and 3 USB 2.0 ports. Both HDMI and VGA ports are also included in this model.
Currently available at most retailers for approximately $300, the Gateway LT4004u will make a great starter netbook for those who like to do light work or multimedia editing while outdoors or on the go. Making do with some of the disadvantages of this netbook is only natural, but you will not be disappointed with this unit as an all-around performer. If you are on a budget and need a portable piece of computing equipment, then you should consider the LT4004u as an option when you are making your final selection.
|Operating System||Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)|
|Processor||Intel Atom Dual-Core N2600 (1.60GHz, 1M L2 cache)|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel NM10 Express|
|Memory||1GB DDR3 RAM (1 slot)|
|Storage||250GB HDD (5400 rpm)|
|Display||10.1 inch WSVGA LED-backlit (glossy screen)|
|Display Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 3600 (integrated graphics)|
|Ethernet LAN||10/100 Fast Ethernet|
|Wireless LAN||802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi|
|Optical Drive||Sold separately|
|Memory Card Reader||Secure Digital (SD)
MultiMedia cards (MMC)
Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO)
xD-Picture Card (xD)
3 USB 2.0 port
RJ-45 LAN port
Microphone input port
Headphone output port
|Input Devices||Keyboard and Touchpad|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||10.17" x 7.28" x 1.01"|
|Weight||2.65 lbs (1.2 kgs)|
|Power/Battery||6-cell Lithium-Ion battery (4400 mAh), up to 8 hours|
|Included Software||Microsoft Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel only, with advertising. No PowerPoint or Outlook. Buy Office 2010 to use the full-featured software.
|Warranty and Support||1-Year parts and labor limited warranty|
|Date first available at Amazon.com||February 20, 2012|