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Toshiba, Gateway Show Off Pine Trail Netbooks

CES is nearly upon us and it's an event that brings more product announcements than any other time of year. We're still three days away from the show but the leaks are coming fast and strong; and with the release of Pine Trail still fresh on our minds, it doesn't take a genius to figure out what we're going to see from every company under the sun.

Tech Tree reports that Future Shop Canada has listings for Pine Trail netbooks from Gateway and Toshiba. Gateway's LT2102H will come with Windows 7 Starter and packs the 1.66GHz Atom processor, 160GB HDD, a 10.1-inch display, 1GB of RAM and an Intel GMA 3150 Express graphics chip. Toshiba's NB305 packs similar specs but differs when it comes to storage. The Toshiba machine offers 250GB but costs considerably more. The Gateway LT2102H scans in at $299 CAD ($285 U.S.) while the Toshiba NB305 costs $459 Canadian ($438 U.S).

These two mini-notebooks join a similar offering from HP and will no doubt be followed by a slew of 'us-too' products from other companies at CES. Expect to see copious amounts of Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 too.

  • Shadow703793
    Meh. Imo, netbooks are over rated. For a $50-120 more you can have a full laptop with out crammed keyboard,etc and much better performance.
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  • Vestin
    While the mentioned netbooks suck, I simply can't take my eyes off that cow-cube logo xD. What were they thinking ?
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  • loomis86
    After your comment, they're probably thinkin' it works.
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  • Gateways used to arrive in boxes with the cow spots, hence their logo.
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  • fflam
    they use the cow logo because the company started on a farm in Iowa i believe.
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  • JustinHD81
    I'd like to see the mobile core i3 in a netbook (10inch to 12inch) form factor, would be perfect size/performance ratio.
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  • JustinHD81
    Would definitely like to see a Core i3 in a sub 13inch form factor, good processor in a nice compact design, rather than constantly going with the underperforming Atom. Shadow, most people want something small and portable, the word "Lightweight" comes to mind, and anything over 13inch is not lightweight for most people.
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  • sceen311
    fflamthey use the cow logo because the company started on a farm in Iowa i believe.Dell started and is currently based in Texas. We don't have many dairy or beef farms in Iowa... Corn, Soybeans, pig, that's about it.
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  • universalremonster
    Shadow703793Meh. Imo, netbooks are over rated. For a $50-120 more you can have a full laptop with out crammed keyboard,etc and much better performance.
    Meh. Imo, there is always that one person in every netbook related article...you know...the one that really dislikes them but for some reason just can't keep themselves from clicking the link, read the whole story, and then feel compelled to comment on it? These people are funny.
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  • fflam
    Dell started and is currently based in Texas. We don't have many dairy or beef farms in Iowa... Corn, Soybeans, pig, that's about it.

    dell is a different company altogether. gateway "borrowed" dells business model yes, but that is it. and as far if it was specifically a dairy farm or not? i have no clue, never spent more time in Iowa then it takes to drive though it.
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