These fancy photos make Gateway’s new MC series laptops look very sleek and luxurious. I haven’t seen them in person, but from the description, they are trying to be stylish. Since Gateway is out of Irvine, I thought I’d mention them.
Design elements include illuminated multimedia touch controls on the keyboard and a 16-inch screen with ‘edge-to-edge seamless glass.” There’s also an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness according to the external light.
The case comes in two colors – burgundy and black — and it looks like there’s a leather stripe on the cover with Gateway’s logo embossed in zinc alloy metal. Inside, each color has a different look. The burgundy model has a brushed metal palm rest and a black polished keyboard. The black version has a shiny jet black keyboard with a synthetic leather palm rest.
These don’t skimp on computing features, either. Both come with 4 GBs of memory (DDR2 667 MHz), Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 (2 GHz) and an Intel Graphics card plus 320 GB hard drive.
The Gateway MC7801u is the lower-end model for $949.99. The higher-end Gateway MC7803u, adds an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 graphics card with 512MB dedicated memory and comes out at $999.99 (hmmm… same price as the new ‘lower priced’ MacBooks).
More details at Gateway’s MC Series site.