Gateway LT21 netbook series promises 10-hour battery life

January 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

Gateway NT21 netbook seriesGateway has introduced the LT21 series of Intel Pine Trail netbooks that promises a 10-hour battery life armed with a 1.66GHz N450 Atom Pineview processor and GMA 3150 graphics.

The LT21 series will come with a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) LED backlit display, a 93-percent keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad (pinch to zoom in/out). The netbook has 1GB RAM on board and you can choose from 160GB/250GB HDD options.

Gateway NT21 netbook series

Various battery options will be available including a standard 6-cell 4400mAh battery (8 hrs), and an extended 6-cell 5600mAh battery (10 hrs). The batteries add bulk to the bottom rather than sticking out of the back according to the press release.

Gateway NT21 netbook series

The Gateway LT21 can be configured with the latest Wi-Fi draft-N standard (an optional extra). Other features include three USB ports, VGA and card reader. It measures around an inch in thickness and weighs 2.76lbs.

Models will be available with either Windows XP Home or Windows 7 Starter. The Gateway LT21 series will be available later this month in the US with prices starting at $299.99. Colour options include Cherry Red, NightSky Black and Glacier White.

Gateway NT21 netbook series

Gateway LT2118u (Cherry Red) Technical Specifications:

• Intel Atom Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 667MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)

• Windows® 7 Starter

• 10.1-inch WSVGA 16:9 ratio TFT LCD (1024×600 resolution)

• Mobile Intel® NM10 Express Chipset

• 1024MB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM

• 250GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive

• Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150

• Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader

• 802.11b/g/N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

• Built-in Web Camera

• Multi-Gesture Touchpad

• Two Built-in Stereo Speakers

• Dolby Headphone Technology

• Digital Microphone

• Three USB 2.0 Ports

• 6-cell (5600mAH) Extended Li-ion Battery

• Energy Star

• One-Year Standard Warranty

• 2.62 lbs.

• 10.17 (w) x 7.28 (D) x 0.99 inches (H)

• Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $349.99

Note: Also available in the same configuration and price as the above-listed Gateway LT2118u: Gateway LT2119u in NightSky Black and the Gateway LT2120u in Glacier White.


361 Responses to “Gateway LT21 netbook series promises 10-hour battery life”

  1. r4i card said:
    January 8th, 2010 4:40 AM

    Hi it was really awesome notebook ..

  2. Penny said:
    January 11th, 2010 7:25 PM

    This was a reluctant purchase as I intended to buy a different brand/model of netbook. However, in the past few days my opinions have transitioned from lukewarm to “love it”. The display is rich and bright. I watched several Netflix streaming movies so far with excellent video quality. I am using the full version of Office 2007, Google Chrome, Skype, and Windows Media Player with total satisfaction. The only complaint I have is when I use the netbook for reading digital books, the Intel graphics accelerator software does not have an option to rotate the display image 90 degrees as is possible with most other netbooks (in order to hold as a book reader device). Other than that, this model far outperforms my expectations for a netbook in web surfing, communicating, and light word processing. On the physical side, it is sleek, purse size, and the touchpad has a pleasantly interesting texture. My standard 6-cell battery lasted through 7 hours of mixed use.

  3. malar said:
    July 1st, 2010 3:12 AM

    Can i upgrade RAM of Gateway LT21 from 1 GB to 2GB?