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Gateway EC1457u 11.6-Inch HD Display Red Laptop - Up to 7 Hours of Battery Life

by Gateway
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  • 1.3GHz Intel Pentium SU4100 Processor
  • 4GB DDR2 667MHz Memory
  • 500GB SATA Hard Drive; Intel WiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N
  • 11.6" HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Product Description

GatewayEC1457u Notebook comes with these specs, IntelPentiumProcessor SU4100, Windows7 Home Premium, 11.6- Inch HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display, Mobile IntelGS45 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR2 667MHz Memory, IntelGraphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, 500GB SATA Hard Drive, Built-In Webcam, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Dolby Sound RoomAudio Enhancement, IntelWiFi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (5600 mAh), up to 7-hours of battery life, 3.08 lbs. | 1.4 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Norton Internet Security 2009 Trial (60-day insert)

Gateway EC1457u: Ultraportable Performance

Providing up to 7 hours of battery life, the Gateway EC1457u delivers nearly all-day on-the-go productivity exceptional communication features and easy usability in a sleek, stylish design that will turns heads. You'll enjoy extended computing thanks to the ultra-low voltage (ULV) Intel Pentium processor for a good balance of performance and battery life (from the included 6-cell battery).

Stay productive on the go with the 11.6-inch HD widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit display delivers an optimal viewing experience for all your needs--from working on documents and spreadsheets to checking in on your favorite online social networks. The full-size keyboard is comfortable and easy to use when on the move. A Multi-Gesture Touchpad enables you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites.

Get personal surround sound audio with Dolby Headphone Technology delivering multichannel sounds over an ordinary pair of stereo headphones. And you'll enjoy the next generation of video playback with the HDMI output, which allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video and audio to your digital TV or capable external monitor.

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

Note that this laptop does not include an optical drive, but you can use optional external DVD/CD drives that connect via USB.

Key Features

The Gateway EC notebook with 11.6-inch LED-backlit screen and up to 7 hours .

The EC1457u in red.

Ports include three USB, an HDMI, and a multi-format memory card reader (black model shown).
  • 11.6-inch LED-backlight widescreen display with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. This Ultrabright display offers a high-gloss, sharp contrast, anti-reflective finish.
  • Energy efficient, 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium SU4100 processor with ultra-low voltage for extended battery life. The dual-core SU4100 has a has a power consumption rating of just 10 watts, a fast 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB), and 2 MB L2 cache.
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB of DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1700 MB of shared video memory and support for DirectX 10 games.
  • Webcam and integrated microphone make it easy to set up video conferences or video chats with friends wherever you are
  • Stereo speakers with 2nd generation Dolby Sound Room audio enhancement transforms the experience of movies, music, and games.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Multi-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and xD Picture Card media
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable. Also includes standard analog VGA video output.
  • Multi-gesture touchpad allows you to intuitively navigate WebPages, media libraries, photos, spreadsheets and more by simply flicking, swirling and pinching your fingers.
  • Gateway Recovery Management enables you to create a default backup disk and an application and driver backup disk, restore the system to factory default, reinstall apps and drivers, manage password settings, recover from the hard drive ,and recover from your factory recovery disk.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
  • Pre-loaded software includes Microsoft Works SE 9.0 for word processing and spreadsheet work. Enjoy a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life from 6-cell battery (5600 mAh)
  • Dimensions: 11.22 x 8.03 x 1.18 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 3.08 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor

What's in the Box
This package contains the Gateway EC1457u laptop, 6-cell rechargeable battery, AC adapter, and printed documentation

It also comes with the following software: Microsoft Works (applications for word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, and e-mail); 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2007; Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day trial); Norton Online Backup; Gateway MyBackup; Google Toolbar; WildTangent Demo Games

Product Information

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Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366_x_768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.3 GHz Pentium
Hard Drive500 GB
Brand NameGateway
Item model numberEC1457u
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H8.03 x 11.22 x 1.18 inches
Color Red
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #79,723 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 10, 2010
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By J. Chen on February 26, 2010
Color: Black
I did a lot of research, from price to cpu to features. First off, if you're getting this laptop, at least part of your reason has to be for size/portability. With that said, your choices are netbooks or laptops up to 13 inches.

I ruled out netbooks because the screens where just a little too small and mostly because the CPU and graphics were just not worth it. When I looked at the netbooks on display at the stores, they were horrible. From the outside the netbooks look cool and sleek, but the second you actually test drive one, you will realize they are really not for anything but getting your emails...and maybe a little Internet surfing.

It was hard for me to rule out the 13" laptops. They were obviously more powerful and had good graphics. In the end I had to weigh whether I wanted a more powerful laptop or a more portable one, with much, much better battery life. I made this decision because I don't play any real graphically intensive games....which is really the only thing you can't do with this laptop.

Most of the computers in this category are using the low voltage (Intel SU series) cpu, GMA 4500 graphics chip and 2-4 GB memory, so really your deciding based on look and feel. Here are some things to consider when thinking about upgrading and whether it's worth it.

cpu - su4100 versus su7100 : the only difference is really something called virtualization, which allows you to dual boot with Vista and such. probably something you're not doing. $50 - $100 price difference.

2GB versus 4GB - this model comes with 4, so no upgrading here. You need 3 or more to take advantage of Windows 7 64 bit.

Gateway has a new model with a disk drive - adds about a 1/2 lb and cost ~$60 more. This would be a major consideration...
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tardis Trousers on February 8, 2010
Color: Black Verified Purchase
This took some hunting down on Amazon as it doesn't show up when you do any of the filters, ultra-portable: thin and light, that kind of thing.

The base spec I wanted was 11-12 inch screen, dual core processor, and under 3.5 pounds. It came down to this, the Dell and the Toshiba. The Dell seemed to have a problem with the 6 cell battery where it sticks out at the base. The Tosh only came with 2gB memory.

This has a 500gb HD and 4gb memory, basically a full spec compared to whatever else is around. The 6 cell battery fits the profile of the computer perfectly. The keyboard is nice. The screen is nice. The mousepad is good once you get the hang of it, it's the same as every other laptop this size. Best of all it weighs in at just over three pounds. I just spent the last week lugging it around London and hardly knew it was in my bag. Delighted with my purchase. Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Sommerville on March 18, 2010
Color: Red Verified Purchase
This laptop fills a very specific niche: It is compact enough to have the effortless portability of a netbook, but has the processing speed, RAM and hard-disk space, and quality of assembly to mark a significant step up from the ubiquitous $300-$400 (Atom processor/Windows Starter/1 GB RAM) netbooks. I have owned a couple of those, and tried out several more at retail stores - they are all glacially slow, prone to freeze, essentially incapable of running any memory-intensive tasks, and feel cheap. I should mention perhaps that I am a long-time Mac user; The Gateway does not replace my Macbook, but Windows 7 is definitely the best-functioning iteration of that OS I have used, and Apple does not make a computer with this combination of price point, capacity and speed. I travel a lot, and this unit is very small and light. It starts up quickly, has excellent battery life, good enough screen and keyboard for my eyes and fingers. I had considered another one of the ASUS netbooks, but after upgrading the RAM, installing a more functional OS (Windows Starter is pretty woeful), you would be approaching the price of this Gateway, and still have a machine that is significantly inferior. If you are shopping for a netbook and can make the price jump to the EC1457 without wincing too hard, you won't be disappointed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dave on April 2, 2010
Color: Red Verified Purchase
Using this laptop steadily for the last few days and the battery life has proven to be excellent. I'm consistently getting 6-7 hours of life without needing to resort to tricks like dimming the screen or avoiding certain types of applications (video, etc)

Other pros:
.Love the 500GB Hard Drive-- don't see this filling up anytime soon, even after adding lots of media files, documents and installing applications

.Processor is adequate for everything I've done so far - web surfing, videos, productivity apps- also the 4GB ram is a plus

.Incredibly light - I'm used to lugging around 15-in laptops for work, I can barely tell that this in my bag

.Screen resolution is also very good; easy to read documents and websites

.Didn't come preloaded with too much bloatware

The only con I have so far is the touch pad. The multi-touch control is pretty useless and I find myself inadvertently zooming-in/out of open windows. I'm mostly using an external USB mouse so this is not a major issue.

I would highly recommend this system to anyone who wants the portability of a netbook but requires a good deal more disk space and memory.
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