updated 02:55 pm EST, Wed November 8, 2006
Gateway NX570 Laptop
Gateway on Wednesday said it would replace its existing NX560 with a newer model that updates the ergonomics as well as performance. The NX570 series makes strategic use of different case materials to reduce weight without compromising strength, using lighter aluminum for the palm rest area and metal edges while using composites for the more vulnerable outer shell. Gateway's basic NX570X model will start with a basic 1.6GHz Core Duo, 80GB of storage, and Intel graphics; a fully-equipped XL variant is also available with a 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo, a 120GB hard disk, and Mobility Radeon X1400 video. Prices begin at $900 for the entry-level model and the systems will see an official release within the next few days.