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Gateway just took the veil off its first two touchscreen notebooks

Gateway has just taken the wraps off its first touchscreen-equipped Windows 8 notebooks. One of them, dubbed the NV570P, Gateway’s ships with a range of Intel Pentium or Intel Core i processors, up to 8GB of RAM, a hard drive that tops out at 750GB hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 4000. Gateway also noted that “most” versions of the NV570P will include a DVD drive. 

On top of that, the NV570P wears a 15.6 LED backlit touch-enabled display. But what about connectivity and other goodies? The NV570P is outfitted with 802.11b/g/n/ Wi-Fi, one USB 3.0 port, a pair of USB 3.0 connections, an HDMI-out, a media card reader and an integrated webcam.

There’s more though. Gateway also revealed the LT41P (pictured), a diminutive notebook which includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Weighing only 2.83 pounds, the LT41P runs on an Intel Celeron CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a hard drive that maxes out at 500GB while offering a frame that’s easy to lug around. Gateway claims that the LT41P offers five hours of battery life, and promises USB and HDMI connectivity. As part of the package, anyone who orders LT41P will also receive Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 edition for free.

Fortunately for consumers whose wallets are light thanks to the holiday shopping season, both the LT41P and NV570P check in at under $500. The former will run you $329.99, while the latter carries a price tag of $449.99.