Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Hands on Gateway Solo

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Hands on Gateway Solo

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A few years back I reviewed a notebook PC that was literally about the size of a familiar paper notebook. Of course, that notebook ran a very limited version of Windows CE, with very limited versions of programs like Word, Outlook Express and Excel. Furthermore, that notebook had no floppy and no CD drive, so it was completely dependent on a linkup with a desktop to import or export data or programs. I remembered thinking: "Well, you can't have everything. We can't expect something to be portable AND robust." My, how things change.

The Gateway Solo 3350 is, in a word, tiny. But don't judge this slim unit by its size. At 3.65 lbs. and just 1" thick, this lightweight notebook would easily fit in anyone's backpack or briefcase. Along with being very portable, the Solo 3350 is very useable. Unlike the small notebook of a few years back, this one uses Windows 2000 Profession al and can run the same programs that its bulkier brothers can. It is a fully functional laptop with a 10 GB hard drive, an Intel Pentium III 600 MHz processor and a whopping 128 MB of SDRAM. That's quite a lot of functionality enclosed in a small package.

The notebook has a 12.1" TFT Active Matrix XGA color display with 1024 x 768 resolution. It also features an integrated 56K modem and integrated 10/100 Ethernet. …

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