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http://www.youtube.com/v/XIKa1T0OwgM Gotta love when the FedEx man arrives bearing gifts before a holiday! Today’s delivery came direct from Gateway: the E-155C Tablet PC! I’ve barely spent any time with the 4.5 convertible tablet but wanted to give you a quick video introduction to the hardware. I’ll […]

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Gotta love when the FedEx man arrives bearing gifts before a holiday! Today’s delivery came direct from Gateway: the E-155C Tablet PC! I’ve barely spent any time with the 4.5 convertible tablet but wanted to give you a quick video introduction to the hardware. I’ll be very interested to see how well the combination active-digitizer and touchscreen work for me since I’ve basically been touchscreen only for the past year with my UMPC. Prior to that, I had used nothing but active digitizers.

The E-155C is relatively light in the spec department with only 1 GB of RAM and a 1.06 Intel Core Duo ULV CPU, but I’m hoping the benefit will come with good battery life. The standard battery is a mite small at 4-cells and I’m wondering if that’s why Gateway included a 6-cell battery with the port replicator.

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  1. Awesome! I just realized that the Gateway Tablet has both a high-res screen and dual-mode touchscreen/active digitizer. The other devices with dual-mode screens only go up to 1024×768, IIRC. That is very cool! I look forward to hearing your reviews on this device; I’ve been pining for a Tablet with a dual-mode screen, but I didn’t want to go back to a lower maximum resolution, after being used to high-res on my M200 and P1610. I’m not really keen on losing the ultra-portability of my P1610, but I can deal with it if the Gateway turns out to be a really good Tablet. I like that it has the optical drive built-in, even though I hardly use CD/DVDs for installs. Good for a portable DVD player on trips. :) Actually, I’m a bit wary about my P1610, because I don’t have an external drive that is bootable, so whenever I need to restore Windows on it, I’ll have to deal with finding one then.

  2. This is such a nice device for college student.

  3. is this the same as what they are calling the C-120X?

  4. Kevin C. Tofel Thursday, July 5, 2007

    Essentially yes, although configuration options might be slightly different. The C-120X is sold in the Home & Home Office ‘store’ while the E-155C is in the business ‘stores’.

  5. Kevin, any update on the 155C experience/review?

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