Gateway CX200

We caught a long hands-on gander at Gateway's new CX200 about a month ago and really dug it—PC Magazine had a look, too, and pronounced the convertible tablet fairly droolworthy. The widescreen 14-inch display is crisp and on a sturdy hinge, the components fast, and the feature set overall quite decent for its $1905 (configured) pricepoint. Weighing in at 6.9 pounds, the unit is powered by the fast Pentium M 770 processor, 1GB RAM, and an ATI Mobility Radeon X600 on the graphics tip. Battery life is about five hours, with add-on options available. The pen is thick and comfortable compared to other tablet styli, though there tends to be a slight delay at times in using it. Still and all, the CX200 is a workhorse of a tablet if you're looking for a machine that can serve in lieu of a desktop workstation—and the widescreen, ain't nothing like it.



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