U.S. based PC maker, Gateway (acquired by Taiwanese, Acer in 2007) has unveiled 2 new affordable touch laptops and will be available in this holiday season, starting today.
10.1-inch Gateway LT41P and 15.6-inch Gateway NV570P are the two new models revealed by the company, which are priced at $329 and $449, respectively.
With the affordable price tag, the 10.1-inch Gateway LT41P laptop (netbook sized) comes with a touchscreen display with 1366 x 768 resolution, Intel Celeron processor, 500GB HDD, 2GB RAM and Windows 8 OS.
The 15.6-inch Gateway NV570P also boasts a HD touch display, Intel Core i3 processor (3rd-gen), 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM and Windows 8 OS, which seems to be a good deal for the price tag.
If you think this as a best deal for the specs, you can also find some great bargains at popular retailers. For example, Best Buy is selling Lenovo G500, a 15.6-inch laptop wit 3rd-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD for $399, but without the touchscreen feature.
Last month, Gateway’s owner, Acer has unveiled a similar touch screen Chromebook, 11.6-inch Acer 720p fr $299 and in October it has released the Acer Chromebook C720 (without touchscreen) for $249. The first one comes with Intel Celeron processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB SSD storage, while the latter one comes without touchscreen but with a 4GB of RAM. If you are looking for much more bargains and your main use is web based, then you can go ahead and buy Google Chromebooks that are available for $199 to $299.
It looks like the PC manufacturers are trying to keep their profit margin as low as possible to climb in the falling PC market share. Ultimately, the real profit is for the consumers, who are desperately waiting for a real computer with the best deal.