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Tablet PC Talk reports that the Gateway CX200 Convertible Notebook is available at Best Buy as of yesterday in a preconfigured model.  The regular Best Buy price is $1399.99 with a $150 instant savings so you can take one home for $1249.99.  Note the CX200 is […]

Best buy gatewayTablet PC Talk reports that the Gateway CX200 Convertible Notebook is available at Best Buy as of yesterday in a preconfigured model.  The regular Best Buy price is $1399.99 with a $150 instant savings so you can take one home for $1249.99.  Note the CX200 is not available in all stores but is available online.

NOTE:  I checked the Best Buy online store and the Gateway is being sold as model number CX2610 and has the following specs:

  • 14″ WXGA TFT widescreen swivel display with 1280 x 800 resolution and digitizer; Continuous Sensing Technology for digital ink precision
  • 80GB SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) supports up to 128MB shared video memory
  • 5-in-1 digital media manager supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card
  • 512MB PC4200 DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 2GB; 533MHz frontside bus, 2MB L2 cache and 1.73GHz processor speed
  • Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL media
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transfer
  • Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector; V.92 high-speed data fax/modem 
  • Weighs 6.9 lbs. and measures as little as 1.3″ thin for portable power; lithium-ion battery
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system preinstalled; software package included with Nero 6 Suite, Digital Image Starter Edition 2006, Microsoft OneNote 2003 and more 
     

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  1. Fred Beiderbecke Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    I’m curious to hear how you are fairing with the other Gateway. I checked one out at PDC and it seemed very bulky and heavy. I think the 12 inch models are the right size for me. I notice this has shared memory. Do you have any idea if it will handle Glass in Vista?

  2. I intend to post some details about the M280 soon but so far I have grown to really like it. It is definitely heavier than I like but the power of this device is really sweet. It is so fast while maintaining very good battery life which is nice for my work. I quickly got used to having such a big screen to see my notes in OneNote too. BTW, the M280 I am using has an ATI video chipset with 256MB of VRAM.

  3. Great specs but nearly 7 pounds? Too heavy for a tablet.

  4. Great specs but nearly 7 pounds? Too heavy for a tablet.

  5. I bought one of these. The pen would not click on the screen. Gateway support urged me to press it harder. Did that and it worked, it registered a click. Guess what happened to the screen? Leaking LCD! Not good. Now am trying to return it at best buy

  6. I bought one of these. The pen would not click on the screen. Gateway support urged me to press it harder. Did that and it worked, it registered a click. Guess what happened to the screen? Leaking LCD! Not good. Now am trying to return it at best buy

  7. I bought the CX2610 from Best Buy. I too had the issue of not being able to click on the screen. If you wipe it off with the cleaning cloth, it helps. ALl laptops usually come with a plastic cover on the LCD screen that you peel off. This computer does not, but instead has a protective/sticky-type covering over the screen. Clean it off real well several times and it will work just fine. Monster LCD cleaner works really well. The more you use the pen, the more that it detects the pen, slides around on the screen easier, and you can apply less pressure to click. It is a good laptop, but this is one issue that is frustrating at first. Once this is solved, I am sure that you will love your tablet as much as i do!

  8. I just bought this tablet and love it. Not only can I write on it just like a notebook, but I discovered that Windows XP has speech recognition software. This is great, though it takes time to train the system. The whole system works well for me. No problem with clicking on things. I’m very excited.

  9. I would be careful with this unit. Got it on x-mas and few days ago 1/3 of the screen won’t recognize the pen anymore. Ending up shipping it back for repairs…who knows when will i get it back…

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