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    Gateway EC14D07u- Tiny Footprint w/Power & Optical Drive

    The Gateway EC14D07u measures a mere 11.6-inches, with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.  This tiny P.C. still manages to include an optical drive and can easily double as a portable movie player for anyone with a DVD collection or Netflix subscription.

    Gateway EC14D07u- Tiny Footprint with Power & Optical Drive

    It’s six-cell battery life is also a huge bonus, compared to competing models of this size, providing 7-hours and 50 minutes of power while continuously browsing the internet over Wi-Fi. Other nice features worth noting include an HDMI out port for viewing content over a television and an integrated webcam for Skype video conferencing.

    In terms of speed, the computer’s 1.3-GHz dual-core Pentium processor and 4GB of ram make it more than capable for handling multiple browser windows and basic applications. At $630, it’s a tad salty compared to similar sized options by other manufactures or even larger models featuring Core i3 processors, however, the inclusion of the optical drive along with this machine’s long battery life and small form factor make it a worthy purchase for travelers looking to browse the web and watch movies without being limited by battery life or bulkiness.

    Published on May 4, 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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