Gateway EC19C10i: 11-inch Core i5 Notebook
The 11.6-inch thin and light notebooks have been my personal choice for a portable laptop. They’re mostly powered by ULV Pentium and Core 2 Solo/Duo processors. The Gateway EC19C10i tops it up to a Core i5.
With a similar form-factor as earlier models (Gateway EC13N01i), the EC19C10i comes with a low-power Core i5 430UM processor running at 1.2GHz. With Turbo Boost, it can go up to 1.87GHz.
Gateway EC19C10i specs:
11.6″ display @ 1336×768
Intel Core i5 430UM 1.2GHz
Intel HD Graphics 128MB
2GB DDR3 RAM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
3 x USB 2.0 ports
5-in-1 card reader
6-cell 4400mAh battery
Expected battery life is around 6 hours and weighs just around 3lbs. There’s an Acer TimelineX equivalent of this one but it’s not yet available in the Philippines (had to order one from Amazon).
The price is a little on the expensive side though (Php39,990) but I remember getting the Asus UL20 for Php38k back in March so it isn’t really a bad deal.