Gateway E-100Mb (12.1″)

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MFR’s Description: Our UltraPortable Notebook makes on-the-move corporate travelers and field professionals upwardly mobile. Weighing in at a mere 3.15 lbs. and less than 1″ thin*, this slim, lightweight system delivers superb durability and impressive ergonomics. Featuring extended battery life and seamless connectivity options, this little notebook will have a big impact on business.

Note: Gateway maybe shipping the E-100M with Intels’ new Ultra Low Voltage Core 2 Duo CPUs sometime in May of 2007.

Note: These (including the Gateway NX100X) are the first notebooks based on Intel’s previously unnanounced U1300 Core Solo CPU (1.03GHz, 533MHz Front-side Bus).


First mentioned at CNET News

Reviews at bottom of page

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company: Gateway
Company Website:
Model Name: E-100M
Product Page: (Small Business)
Type: Ultraportable Notebook
Introduced: March 30, 2006 (possibly available by end of April, however website shows August)
Cost (MSRP/Street): @ $1700 USD
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company: Intel
Processor Model: Intel Core Solo U1300 Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)
Processor Speed: 1.06GHz
Bus Speed: 533MHz
Cache Size: 2MB
Cache Type: L2
Systemboard Chipset: Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (PCI Express)
Screen Type: LCD TFT
Screen Size: 12.1″
Widescreen: Yes
Resolution: 1280×800
Video Memory: 128MB Shared
Video Out: VGA
Touchscreen: No
Memory Capacity: 512MB – ?
Memory Slots: 1
Memory Speed: 533MHz
Shared With Video: Yes
Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Capacity: 40GB 5400rpm
Hard Drive Physical Size: TBD
Optical Drive: External USB 8x Multi-Format DVD Writer (DVD±R/±RW/CD-RW)
Harddrive Shock Protection: TBD
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
Default Battery Size: 3 Cell
Mfr Estimated Runtime: TBD (Note, A CNET review of the NX100X showed 3 hours 6 minutes
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight: 3.15 pounds
Height: Less than 1″
Width: TBD
Depth: TBD
Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (Mini-PCIe)
Wireless Type: 801.11a/b/g
Ethernet: Integrated Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit
Modem: 56K V.92
Keyboard: Full size 83-key
Mouse: “Ez Pad”
I/O Ports
USB Ports: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire (IEEE 1394): 1x IEEE 1394
PS/2, Serial, Parallel: No
Infrared: Probably
PC Card Slots: 1x Type I/II PC Card
Flash Memory Card: 6-in-1 media card reader (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, Mini Secure Digital®, RS-MultiMediaCard™)
Bluetooth: TBD
Port Replicator: TBD
Other I/O: TBD
Audio Chipset: Probably Intel
Audio I/O: Stereo speakers, microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line-Out
Installed OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Supported OS: TBD
Included Software: Microsoft Works 8.5, Adobe Acrobat
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader: TBD
Hardware Passwords: TBD
Other: TPM
Warranty, Misc
Warranty: Warranty information at

Reviews – Click on links to read full reviews

PC Magazine – March 2006 – 4 out of 5 – “Very Good” – …the Gateway E-100M gets high marks because of the rarity of finding an affordable ultraportable that’s beautifully designed.

Note: This is a review for the NX100X, but the specifications are similar – March 2006 – 6 out of 10 – If you’re looking for an extremely portable and stylish laptop and can do without a built-in optical drive or security features, the Gateway NX100X is a solid, economical choice.