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Gateway Officially Announces the E-295C / C-140 Tablet PC



Gateway E-295 Tablet PC Gateway has officially unwrapped what we all got wind of last week: the E-295 / C-140 Tablet PC. This is a major update of their M280 Tablet PC with a lot of improvements to highlight: a Core 2 Duo processor, a much heralded switch to the Wacom digitizer, an option for a dedicated  ATI Radeon X2300 HD graphics card, and battery options to provide up to 10.5 hours of mobility life.

Like their other Tablet PCs, Gateway will offer separate SKUs for both the business and home user. The business class E-295C starts at $1549, and the home user version, C-140, starts at $949.  Both models are available for ordering now. Update: There is also a Small Business sku: the S-7235C, starting at $1049

Gateway will be sending us an E-295C soon, so stay tuned for an InkShow on this bad boy.

The following is quick run down on the specs. Click the Read More link below for the complete specs and every conceivable option you could think of, along with the text of their press release.

High Level Specs:

  • Intel Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo Processor
    • Integrated 2MB Level 2 Cache (T7100)
    • Integrated 4MB Level 2 Cache (T7300, T7500, T7700)
    • 800 MHz FSB
    • Supports VT, Intel64 bit support, and XD
    • Processor speeds: 1.8ghz, 2.0ghz, 2.2ghz, and 2.4ghz
  • Display:
    • 14″ WXGA, 1280 x 768 ( internal ), 2048 x 1536 ( external )
    • 200 nits
  • Graphics:
    • Intel 965GM – or
    • ATI Radeo X2300 HD
  • Memory
    • 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    • Dual Channel
    • Two 200-pin SODIMM Sockets on Motherboard
    • Both End-User Accessible
    • Expandable to 4GB 667 MHz DDR2
  • Battery:
    • Removable 8 and 12 cell batteries
    • Removable Modular 6 cell
  • Modular Options:
    • CD-ROM (10x min / 24x max
    • DVD/CD-RW Combo (24x/24x/24x/8x)
    • DVD ±R/ ±RW/CD-RW (8x Double Layer)
    • 2nd Battery (6-cell Prismatic)
    • Weight Saver
  • I/O Ports
    • 3 USB 2.0 Ports
    • VGA Port with locking screws
    • Type II PC Card Bus Slot
    • IEEE 1394 (4-pin)
    • 7-in-1 Digital Card Reader (xD, MMC, SD, MS, MSP, miniSD and RS-MMC)
    • Microphone Jack
    • Headphone Jack
    • R-J11
    • RJ-45
    • Power Input
    • Port Replicator Connector


Press Release:

Viper_SR_Ovhd IRVINE, Calif., June 28 — Gateway today refreshed its award-winning convertible notebook with several new technologies, providing digital artists with a secure and powerful electronic palette ideally suited for creating a wide range of art forms.

Featuring a pen and digitizer from the industry leader of digital pen technology, Wacom, the E-295C also includes an optional finger print reader, next generation graphics from ATI and a bright 14-inch widescreen display. Combined with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and chipset, the E-295C is a powerful tool sure to please the most discriminating Professional customer. Gateway will also offer a version of the product for home and home office customers, the Gateway ® C-140.

““Digital artists who rely on the latest and greatest technology as a medium for expressing their work will appreciate the benefits of our newest convertible notebook,” said Gary Elsasser, Gateway senior vice president, products. ““Its ergonomic design and advanced capabilities make it an extremely intuitive and practical mobile device for digital content creation of all types.”

Pen and Digitizer from Industry Leader Wacom Delivers Best in Class Technology

Gateway’s new convertible employs Wacom’s latest pen sensor technology, delivering a natural, intuitive way to navigate and communicate with the computer.  The pen provides creative control, comfort and freedom not inherent with other input devices.  Drawing, sketching, jotting notes and navigating are a breeze.

The battery-free Gateway executive stylus is pressure sensitive, and is ideal for simulating paint on canvas. With 256 levels of sensitivity, users can easily achieve a wide range of effects, making it ideal for simulating either fine or thick brush strokes.

For pencil sketches and line drawings, the Wacom pen allows artists to write or draw at varying angles without the ink disappearing when the pen is slanted.

The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is a Gateway customer that has been using Gateway’s tablet PCs for several years. This school is particularly excited about the E-295C and Wacom technology, due to the benefits previous Gateway tablet PCs have brought to the classroom. Faculty and students in the animation department are especially tech-savvy, and have found tablet computing to be tremendously useful in their discipline.

““Tablet computing brings remarkable benefits to student productivity and learning,” said Dan Seely, Department Chair. ““Traditional animation drawing with pencil and paper is a multifaceted and time consuming process. But with the use of animation software and electronic ink and paper, our students have quickly overcome the ‘paper scan bottleneck,’ which can make it difficult for them to get work done.”

By inputting drawings directly into a computer, the overall workflow and timeline has been streamlined. In the past, animations had to be retraced on paper several times, then scanned into a PC. Lines often had to be redrawn, cleaned up and filled in with color. But using a digitized pen and touch screen, students can now see individual frames progress and transition immediately, so they can adjust for motion and depth, essentially perfecting their work in real time.

Not only does the use of technology assist students in their daily studies, it also helps prepare them for the real world. ““Wacom’s technology is the industry standard, so our students are learning to use the same technologies and processes employed by major animation houses,” said Seely. ““It makes for an easy transition and equips them with the skills they need to move into a professional environment and become productive employees almost immediately.”

Not only has tablet computing assisted the college with student learning, it also supports RMCAD’s campus-wide green initiative by removing a large amount of wasted paper as it moves toward a digital, paperless environment. ““Currently, student work in the animation department is done 90 percent on paper,” said Jonathan Stiles, director of campus technology at RMCAD. ““Over the course of the next year, we will be reducing that amount to 10 percent, an enormous overhaul that will positively impact the environment and benefit our students at the same time.”

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, located in Colorado, offers fully-accredited BFA degrees in: Sculpture, Painting + Drawing, Illustration, Animation, Interior Design, Art Education, and Graphic Design + Interactive Media; including specializations in: Green Design and Children’s Book Illustration. To view artwork and animations created by students, visit

Advanced Low Power Graphics Maximize Battery Life

Unlike other convertible notebooks on the market, customers can configure their system with different graphics options, depending on their needs. Delivering some of the best graphic capabilities available in a convertible notebook today, the E-295C features the ideal combination of high-performance graphics and battery life. Customers have a choice of an ATI Mobilityâ„¢ Radeon ® HD X2300 with 256MB PCI Express Graphics(1) video controller, or the energy saving Integrated Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, which delivers enhanced video quality at speeds twice as fast as the previous generation.

The PC can be configured for mobility through the use of a lightweight battery option or for extended operation, for up to 10.6 hours of battery life(2).

The convertible notebook features a spacious 14-inch widescreen display with a wide viewing angle. This shows more area on the panel at different angles.

And with constant connectivity through a choice of either integrated Intel 802.11a/b/g WiFi or optional Bluetooth 2.0 wireless options, artists can stay connected in local hot spots while they are out of the studio. This can be especially useful for artists showcasing their work at local coffee shops or art studios.

Designed for Durability and Comfort

The new convertible notebook features an ergonomic and durable design, making it easy to use in any environment and durable enough to go just about anywhere. Sketching from a mountaintop or in an artist’s loft, the PC’s ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold while standing or sitting. The system easily adjusts for right-hand or left-hand use, while the battery acts as an ergonomic hand grip that makes the unit easy to grasp and carry. The display is flush with the surrounding frame, making the entire surface a smooth, even work space, similar to paper or canvas.

Built for strength, it also features a scratch-resistant glass screen and magnesium lid and internal frame. The swiveling display is attached with an alloy hinge, which is securely anchored in magnesium, while a pair of magnetically-activated latches keeps the display securely locked in place.

Security Features Protect Priceless Artwork

New to Gateway’s convertible notebook line, an optional UPEK ® Biometric Fingerprint Reader assures customers their information is secure from theft.

Gateway also offers Absolute Software’s Computrace ® Complete notebook security and tracking software, providing the ability to track down the PC if it is stolen. And like all Gateway Professional notebooks, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 hardware is integrated onto the motherboard, safeguarding data and email communications through encryption and authentication(3).

Pricing and Availability

The Gateway ® E-295C and C-140 are available to order now with a starting price of $1,549 and $1,099.99 respectively. For more information, customers can visit or call 1-800-GATEWAY. Solution providers and value-added resellers (VARs) interested in partnering with Gateway through the ProNet Partner Program, can find more information at https://www.gatewaycom/pronet.

Gateway Professional

From award-winning servers to innovative notebooks and professional services, Gateway has served organizations for 21 years.  It recently earned number one customer satisfaction ratings from Technology Business Research for both corporate notebooks and desktops, by delivering the innovative products and outstanding service customers want.  Gateway’s mission is to exceed customers’ expectations for quality, innovation and service with 100-percent U.S.-based telephone technical support for its professional customers, a configure-to-order assembly facility in Nashville, Tenn. and a Best Practices Tech Support Center in S.D.  The company offers programs designed specifically for the needs of customers in education, government and businesses as well as reseller partners.  Gateway customers include many of the world’s leading organizations, such as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the University of Arizona, state of California, state of New York, Los Angeles Unified School District and others. For more information on Gateway Professional solutions, visit

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs, servers and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. Gateway is the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company’s value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and indirect sales force. See for more information.

Complete Specs:



  • Intel Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo Processor
  • 2 Execution Cores
  • Integrated 2MB Level 2 Cache (T7100)
  • Integrated 4MB Level 2 Cache (T7300, T7500, T7700)
  • 800 MHz FSB
  • Supports VT, Intel64 bit support, and XD

Available Processors

  • Intel Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo Processor T7100 (1.8 GHz)
  • Intel Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo Processor T7300 (2.0 GHz)
  • Intel Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.2 GHz)
  • Intel Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo Processor T7700 (2.4 GHz)


System Architecture
Performance & Mainstream Convertible Notebooks

  • Intel Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo / Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 2 Execution Cores
  • Integrated 2MB or 4MB Level 2 Cache
  • 800 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB)
  • Intel 965PM Chipset with Discrete Graphics – ATI Mobilityâ„¢ Radeon ®  X2300 HD PCI Express Graphics
  • Intel 965GM Chipset with Integrated Graphics – Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Dual Channel DDR2 Memory



  • Phoenix TrustedCore w/TPM Support
  • 1MB Flash ROM
  • SMBIOS (DMI) 2.4 Support
  • Full ACPI 2.0 Support
  • Supports Gateway Battery Recalibrate / Battery Learning
  • Support Boot from USB Storage Devices / Flash Memory


  • 14” WXGA TFT Active Matrix Color Display
  • Max Resolution: 1280 x 768
  • 200 nits with wide viewing angle
  • Max Color Depth: 32-bit (16.7 million colors)
  • Brightness Control


  • 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Dual Channel
  • Two 200-pin SODIMM Sockets on Motherboard
  • Both End-User Accessible
  • Expandable to 4GB 667 MHz DDR2
  • 512MB DDR2 (1×512)
  • 1024MB DDR2 (1×1024)
  • 1024MB DDR2 (2×512)
  • 2048MB DDR2 (2×1024)
  • 2048MB DDR2 (1×2048)
  • 4096MB DDR2 (2×2048
  • NOTE: Memory should be configured with 2 SODIMMs for maximum Dual Channel DDR2 performance benefits.

Systems configured with 4GB systems memory, Microsoft ® Windowsâ„¢ may not correctly report 4GB of system memory

Hard Disk Drives

  • Supports 2.5” Hard Drives
  • 60GB SATA 5400RPM 
  • 80GB SATA 5400RPM
  • 80GB SATA 7200RPM
  • 100GB SATA 5400RPM
  • 100GB SATA 7200RPM
  • 120GB SATA 5400RPM
  • 9.5mm Height
  • 2.5” IDE
  • SATA 33/66/100 modes supported
  • Primary IDE Controller
  • Master drive
  • User Accessible Hard Drive

Video Controller

  • Integrated Intel GMA X3100
  • Up to 128MB Shared Memory (when 512MB or more system memory present)
  • Max External Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 Support
  • WDDM Support

ATI Mobilityâ„¢ Radeon ® X2300 HD PCI Express Graphics

  • 128MB GDDR3 Dedicated Memory, with up to 256MB (using HyperMemoryâ„¢ Technology)
  • Max External Resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • All options support Microsoft DirectX 9 Support
  • WDDM Support

External Video Support

  • Simultaneous LCD, and External Display
  • Integrated LCD, or External Display

High Definition Audio

  • Audio Chipset
  • SigmaTel 9250
  • Audio Features
  • SoundBlasterÃ’ Pro, MIDI and WindowsÃ’ Sound System Compatible
  • 3D Sound Support
  • 64-channel Wavetable Synthesis
  • Audio AC ’97 2.3 Compliant
  • Integrated Speakers
  • Two Audio Jacks
  • Headphone
  • Microphone
  • Keyboard Volume and Mute Controls


  • Integrated V.92 56K Modem
  • RJ-11 Port


  • Integrated Intel 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports Wake-on-LAN from S3, S4, S5 and Boot from LAN  (S4 and S5 while on AC Only)
  • RJ-45 Port

Wireless Networking

  • Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG 802.11a/b/g Mini-card
  • Factory Installed Diversified Antenna
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2 Support
  • Wi-Fi Certified
  • Cisco Compatible Extension (version 3)
  • Integrated Bluetooth v2.0
  • Factory Installed Diversified Antenna

Modular Bay Options — Hot Swappable

  • CD-ROM (10x min / 24x max)
  • DVD/CD-RW Combo (24x/24x/24x/8x)
  • DVD ±R/ ±RW/CD-RW (8x Double Layer)
  • 2nd Battery (6-cell Prismatic)
  • Weight Saver

I/O Ports

  • 3  USB 2.0 Ports
  • VGA Port with locking screws
  • Type II PC Card Bus Slot
  • IEEE 1394 (4-pin)
  • 7-in-1 Digital Card Reader (xD, MMC, SD, MS, MSP, miniSD and RS-MMC)
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack
  • R-J11
  • RJ-45
  • Power Input
  • Port Replicator Connector

Optional Port Replicator (Common with E-100, E-155C and M285)

  • 3  USB 2.0 Ports
  • VGA Port
  • Parallel Port (USB 1.1 Interface)
  • Serial Port (USB 1.1 Interface)
  • IEEE 1394 (4-pin)
  • Microphone/Headphone Jack
  • RJ-45
  • Power Input
  • 40-pin Cable Connection to Notebook

7-in-1 Digital Card Reader

  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick Pro
  • Multimedia Card
  • Secure Digital
  • miniSD (when used with adapter that is supplied with card)
  • RS-MMC (when used with adapter that is supplied with card)
  • XD-Picture Card

Optional Biometric Fingerprint Reader

  • UPEK TCEDA3 Module and UPEK protector suite software

Input Devices

  • Keyboard
  • Full-Size 86-Key Keyboard
  • 3mm Key Travel
  • 19mm Key Pitch
  • Pointing Devices
  • Gateway EZ Pad Touchpad with Vertical Scroll
  • 2-button design (left/right mouse; programmable)
  • Gateway Executive Stylus with Gateway Continuous Sensing Technology
  • Buttons
  • 4-way Scroll and Select (Mode I)
  • Volume, Brightness and Mute Control (Mode II)
  • Mode Function Button
  • Screen Rotation Button
  • Task Manager Button
  • Windows Journal Button (programmable)

Main Battery

  • Removable, Standard 8-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • Capacity: 77WHr
  • Weight: 1.06 lbs
  • Removable, High-Capacity 12-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
  • Capacity: 97WHr
  • Weight: 1.47 lbs
  • Removable, 6-cell Modular Bay Battery (Prismatic)
  • Weight of Battery Cover: 0.21 lbs.
  • Capacity: 38WHr
  • Weight: 0.60 lbs
  • ACPI V2.0 Power Management Support

Power Supply

  • Gateway Common 65W Output AC Adapter
  • 100-240V  Input Voltage
  • 50/60Hz Frequency
  • 0.82 lbs (with power cord)
  • Gateway Common 90W Output AC Adapter
  • 100-240V  Input Voltage
  • 50/60Hz Frequency
  • 1.25 lbs (with power cord)
  • Gateway Common 120W Output AC Adapter
  • 100-240V  Input Voltage
  • 50/60Hz Frequency
  • 1.64 lbs (with power cord)


  • 13.58” (W) x 11.14”(D) x 1.26” – 1.35”(H)
  • With Standard or High-capacity Lithium Ion Battery
  • Height increases to 1.68” when measured with Standard or High-capacity batteries (measured from battery foot to the top of the notebook)
  • 13.58” (W) x 10.51”(D) x 1.26” – 1.35”(H)
  • With Modular Bay Battery Only


  • E-295C with Modular Bay Battery and Primary Battery Cover
  • Weight: X.XX pounds
  • E-295-C with Standard 8-Cell Lithium Ion Battery and CD-ROM
  • Weight: X.XX pounds
  • E-295C with High-Capacity 12-Cell Lithium Ion Battery and CD-ROM
  • Weight: X.XX pounds
  • E-295C with Standard 8-Cell Lithium Ion and Modular Bay Batteries
  • Weight: X.XX pounds
  • E-295C with High-capacity 12-Cell Lithium Ion and Modular Bay Batteries
  • Weight: X.XX pounds

Weight will very due to vendor components, manufacturing process and options.

Gateway Shieldâ„¢

  • TPM 1.2 hardware
  • Computrace Anti-theft (BOIS version)
  • Software Security
  • Power-on Password
  • User Password
  • HDD Password
  • Hardware Security
  • Kensington Lock
  • Modular Bay, HDD and Memory protected by a screw

System Management

  • SM BIOS 2.4 Support
  • ACPI V2.0Power Management Support
  • Wake-On-LAN (WOL OOB is not supported)


  • ROHS
  • FCC
  • UL
  • Energy Star
  • Microsoft WHQL
  • Wi-Fi
  • CCX

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature:10 º to 32 ºC (50 º to 90 ºF)
  • Storage Temperature:-15 º to 60 ºC (4 º to 140 ºF)
  • Operating Humidity: 20% to 80% RH, non-condensing

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005
  • Microsoft Windows Vista



  • 512MB DDR2 Memory Module
  • 1GB DDR2 Memory Module
  • 2GB DDR2 Memory Module
  • 90W AC Adapter
  • Extra Lithium Ion Primary Battery (8 and 12-cell Batteries)
  • Port Replicator
  • Additional Stylus


  • Standard  1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty*
  • Optional 3 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
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