Gateway’s newest Convertible Tablet PC, the E155C, is one that I predict, if Gateway follows its previous marketing strategies for the M280/285, will become a very popular choice, especially among first time Tablet PC buyers. Aiming at the student and professional markets, this solidly designed Core 2 Duo Multi-Touch Tablet PC has a lot to offer.
I’m particularly impressed with the implementation of the Multi-Touch screen and very glad to see that Gateway has decided to once again embrace Wacom technology for the digitizer and the pen. It works as advertised and does so quite well. In my opinion the Inking experience is top notch. I’m also very impressed with the brightness of the backlit screen, (even though it causes some interesting lighting effects in the filming of the InkShow.) I did check out the screen in sunlight (although not shown in this InkShow) and it is indeed very readable in sunlight.
Billed as the Thin and Light Convertible Tablet PC, the E155C weighs in at 4.5lbs with the included 4–Cell battery, which in my book doesn’t make it the lightest Tablet PC on the market. That said, it is light enough to tote around in a back pack or briefcase without being too burdensome.
In this Hardware InkShow I take a walk-around tour of the Tablet PC and show you the widescreen and Multi-Touch features. Keep in mind the unit I am reviewing is a pre-production model so the software load and some features may be different from models that begin shipping. This review unit came with Vista Ultimate pre-loaded. Note also that Gateway is planning to release a consumer or home version of this convertible labeled the C-120X at a point in the future.
Here are some specs:
For more specs check out this post.
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