Gateway NX100X (12.1″)

Image - Gateway NX100X
Image: CNET
MFR’s Description:

Note: These (the NX100X and the Gateway E-100Mb) are the first notebooks based on Intel’s previously unnanounced Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) U1300 and u1400 Core Solo CPUs (1.03GHz – 1.2GHz, 533MHz Front-side Bus).


First mentioned at CNET News

TBD – Too Be Determined

Reviews at bottom of page. Note that as of March 30, 2006, some specifications are based off of the CNET review and the rest off of the E-100Mb.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company: Gateway
Company Website:
Model Name: NX100X
Product Page: TBD
Type: Ultraportable Notebook
Introduced: March 30, 2006 (possibly available by end of April, however website shows August)
Cost (MSRP/Street): Starting at @ $1600 – $1700 USD
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company: Intel
Processor Model: Intel Core Solo U1400 Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)
Processor Speed: 1.2GHz
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: 80GB 5400rpm (CNET mentions an Hitachi Travelstar 5K80)
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 mentioned 3 hours, 6 minutes)
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight: 3.15 pounds
Height: Less than 1″
Width: 11.4″
Depth: 8.9″
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: Optional
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: No
Hardware Passwords: TBD
Other: No
Warranty, Misc
Warranty: Warranty information at 1 Year standard, 3 year optional.

Reviews – Click on links to read full reviews

LAPTOP Magazine – March 2006 – 3 out of 5 stars – The NX100 is the lightest 12.1-inch widescreen ultraportable on the market and also the most affordable. We have some changes on our wish list, but if you want a good-looking, lightweight machine on a budget, it’s a solid choice. – 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.