Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway EC14D07u
Source: PC World
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%
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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.
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.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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 Gateway.net, 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.
73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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