The UPS man just dropped off the Gateway JM30, a compact media laptop with a fairly unique feature – a round touchpad. I’ve only ever seen this sort of touchpad on Toshibas and on a few laptops from Japan, so it’s a nice little tweak. The laptop itself is consistent with Gateways more upscale line with brushed metal surfaces and a nice glossy screen. It has HDMI out – big plus – and a 2-GHz processor and 3GB RAM. Sadly, there’s no Blu-Ray playback.
I’ll put this girl through her paces and post a review shortly.