In today’s economy, you have to take advantage of the bargains whenever possible. It’s easy to swoon over a $3000 MacBook Pro, but not everyone has that kind of dough to toss away on a whim. That doesn’t mean that you can’t end up with a decent laptop at a more affordable price.
Gateway has always been known as a budget-minded brand and the new TC Series notebooks follow in this wallet-watching philosophy. Prices start at just $649, but the 14-inch laptop features an HD display for all of your multimedia pleasures.
The rest of the specs aren’t jaw-dropping, of course, but they sound perfectly suitable for students and, well, the average consumer. You get an Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile T4200 processor, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 5-in-1 card reader, Illuminated Multimedia Touch Controls, a 6-cell battery, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. It’s a basic laptop to suit your basic needs.
In the near future, Gateway plans to expand on the features on this reasonably fashionable laptop by offering Core 2 Duo, HDMI, Blu-ray, and a 500 gigabyte hard drive. Naturally, these upgrades will come with an upgraded price, but the additional costs were not yet outlined by Gateway.