Gateway EC14D07u


Gateway EC14D07uNotebook: Gateway EC14D07u (EC Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 450 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 92%, performance: 82%, features: 87%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway EC14D07u

50% Gateway EC14D07u
Source: PC World English
Want the go-anywhere spirit of a netbook and the full keyboard (and features) of a typical laptop? The Gateway EC14D07u ($630 as of March 22, 2010) attempts to merge the two, and in some ways it succeeds: The laptop feels light and yet manages to pack a DVD burner and an 11.6-inch screen. The portable Gateway EC14D07u does nothing exceptionally well or poorly; it’s proficient without standing out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 67% features: 78%
93% Gateway EC14D07u 11.6-inch Ultraportable Laptop
Source: Tweaktown English
Gateway offers something rare in the ultraportable market with the EC14D07u — an optical drive. Bundle that optical drive with solid performance and you have a real winner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 92% performance: 97% features: 95% workmanship: 95%
89% Gateway EC14D07U
Source: Computer Shopper English
Ultraportable PCs are in a state of major flux. Until recently, these light laptops (which weigh less than 4 pounds and have screens that typically measure around 12.1 inches) usually started at around $1,600. Late in 2009, we started seeing an emerging subclass of budget ultraportables, which cost $800 less than their high-end counterparts. Gateway’s winning EC14 line gets a few hardware upgrades and remains one of the strongest budget ultraportables we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
60% Gateway EC14D07u
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gateway EC14D07u provides a good balance of performance and battery life while providing an added perk with its integrated DVD drive. However, this ultraportable costs $80 more than the optical drive-less EC1430u, which offers the same processor and similar endurance. And even though it’s slower and has a more cramped touchpad, the $399 Acer Aspire 1410 is the best value in this category (assuming you’re willing to live with a smaller 160GB hard drive).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Gateway: Gateway, Incorporated. is a computer hardware company based in California which develops, manufactures, supports, and markets a wide range of personal computers, computer monitors, servers, and computer accessories. AOL acquired, the online component of Gateway  Inc., in 1999. 2007, Acer completed its acquisition of Gateway for approximately US$710 million. The market share outside of the US market is rather low.

Gateway reviews

73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)