Conclusion: When it comes to the main strength of the Gateway E-100M and NX100X, it’s price. The NX100X starts as just $1400 (with instant rebate) while the E-100M starts at $1200 (with instant rebate). When you factor in the small and lightweight form-factor, the best keyboard we’ve tested to date (despite its size), and exceptional build quality, this is a notebook that clearly could have been sold at a far higher price. Our only complaints?
Pros: Competitively priced; robust build quality; good software bundle; fantastic keyboard, Best keyboard tested to date, Superb trackpad, Competitively priced, Robust build quality, Thoughtful software bundle on the NX100X, Bundled external DVD burner
Cons: 3 cell battery does not have a long life; external DVD burner; picky with WiFi access points, 3 cell battery doesn’t hold a lot of juice, The DVD burner is an external device, No physical switch to disable WiFi (has to be turned off in software), Picky with its wireless access points.