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The Gateway EC1440u is a lower-end 11.6" ultra-portable notebook, part of the entry-level EC14 series.

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Pros

The screen boasts remarkable quality for a netbook.

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Excellent cooling system pumps most of the hot air out of the unit's side vents.

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Very portable but still offers 720p HD payback with an HDMI out.

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Comes with a full installation of Windows 7 (not starter edition).

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Unbelievably battery life often tops the projected 6 hours per charge.

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Very comfortable keyboard actually competes well against much larger laptops' keyboards.

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Cons

Pre-installed bloatware borders on obnoxious.

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Integrated speakers aren't that great even for a netbook.

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The Gateway EC1440u is a lower-end 11.6" ultra-portable notebook, part of the entry-level EC14 series. It is equipped with a 1.3GHz, single-core Intel Celeron processor and 2 GB of DDR2 memory. The notebook will likely struggle with moderately demanding applications and multitasking. It lacks Bluetooth, but features Wi-Fi and gigabit ethernet connectivity. An HDMI port is a key feature, allowing HD content to be displayed on larger screens. A 5-in-1 card reader and built-in webcam are also standard. A 250GB hard drive is included – similar EC14 models come with up to 500 GB of storage capacity. Battery life is rated at 6 hours, somewhat below average for an ultra-portable.

Features
  • 11.6" LED-backlit LCD (1366 x 768)
  • Black finish
  • Intel Celeron 743 processor (1.3GHz)
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • Integrated graphics
  • 250GB hard drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • HDMI/VGA outputs
  • 3 USB ports
  • 5-in-1 card reader
  • Webcam
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • 6hr battery life
  • Energy Star certification
  • Windows 7
  • 0.87"-1.18" thick
  • 3.08 lbs
Model Variations
  • EC1433u: red finish
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