Digital Trends has published a review of the Gateway C-120X, the “consumer” version of Gateway’s “Thin and Light Convertible”, the Gateway E155C Tablet PC. The differences between the two models are hard drive size (E-155C has 60GB vs 80GB), warranty, and OS (E-155C uses Windows XP Tablet PC instead of Vista), as well as bundled software.
The C-120X/E-155C is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage U7500 (1.06GHz), has up to 4GB of memory, a 12.1-inch touchscreen widescreen display, and weighs in at between 4.5 – 5 pounds (depending on what’s installed, if the internal optical drive is installed, etc.).
Digital Trends looks at it as two seperate laptops, and makes a good point about comparing Tablet PC convertibles versus normal ultraportable laptops in this display size:
Many people judge the size of a laptop by the size of the screen, which is generally a good measurement. However, for tablets, there is the added size of the screen frame, which houses several buttons and fingerprint scanner. Add to that the extension of the speakers past the screen, and you have a slightly beefy setup. The optical drive adds to the thickness and probably should have been left out in favor of an external USB option. Weighing in at 4.5 pounds, the E-155C has more the feel of a 13.3â€ laptop when it comes to comparable non-tablet systems.