Though he's gutted the same Gateway 1775W laptop with 17-inch (1280 by 720) display, he writes that this design is from scratch, and has the following new features:
• Built-in Ethernet port, finally. • Built-in WiFi adaptor, as usual. • Digital pushbutton volume control rather than a clunky knob. Different, better sounding audio amp • Flush-mount DVD door and side panels (such as the memory card slots) • IR sensor for the remote control. • Two user USB ports. • More air holes! • Jasper motherboard.
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