Gateway’s newly announced MC-series of notebooks are odd in a few key respects. Their 16-inch displays are toted as true 16:9, but that advantage is hobbled by a rather pitiful 1366×768 resolution. The keyboard is illuminated in low light conditions, but in jack-o-lantern orange. And each MC laptop weighs a thighbone-pancaking 7.1 pounds.
Otherwise, their specs are relatively impressive, especially for the price: Intel Core 2 Du processors, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, HDMI out, four USB ports, 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. There’s even a Macbook style seamless glass display.
The MC-series will be released this month at major retailers for $949.