Gateway ID49C08u

Specifications

Gateway ID49C08uNotebook: Gateway ID49C08u (ID Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 90%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway ID49C08u

Gateway ID49: Mixing the Bag
Source: AnandTech English

To say the Gateway ID49C is a mixed bag would be a gross understatement: the notebook feels downright schizophrenic. On the one hand, Gateway has clearly tried to produce a classier, more upscale model, and in some ways they've succeeded. Aluminum styling is always attractive, and opting to use as little glossy plastic as humanly possible is welcome in a world where major companies like Toshiba and Dell still aren't fully grasping that "less is more." Which is to say: less glossy plastic is more attractive.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2010
Rating: price: 40%
70% Gateway ID49C08u
Source: CNet English
Thin, stylish, and a change from the company's previous designs, the silvery Gateway ID49C series has a slim form factor paired with an optical drive and Core i3/i5 processors. The Gateway ID49C08 combines speedy Core i5 performance and automatic-switching Nvidia graphics in a small package at a reasonable price, but several small annoyances take away from the experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% mobility: 50%
80% Gateway ID49C08u
Source: Laptop Mag English
It may be $170 more expensive than the base model, but the Gateway ID49C08u packs a lot in. You get three times the graphics performance (which means the ability to game as well as edit video), longer battery life, and the same eye-catching design. It's also $130 less expensive than the Toshiba Satellite M645, which is less powerful and lasts an hour less on a charge. While the glowing touchpad takes some getting used to, the ID49C08u is one of the best bang-for-your-buck 14-inch laptops around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Gateway ID49C08u
Source: Computer Shopper English
When we looked at the $679.99 Gateway ID49C07u earlier this month, we were impressed by its ability to combine impressive specs, a smart-looking design, and speedy performance into an inexpensive 14-inch laptop. A combination of best-in-class application and 3D-graphics performance makes the ID49C08u one of the best thin-and-lights you’ll find for under $1,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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 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.

Gateway reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)