Gateway ID49C13u

Specifications

Gateway ID49C13uNotebook: Gateway ID49C13u (ID Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 730 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 73.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Gateway ID49C13u

80% Gateway ID49C13u
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Measuring 13.46 x 9.64 x 0.87/0.99 inches and weighing just a little over 5 pounds, the Gateway ID49C13u is absolutely portable for road warriors yet makes few compromises in terms of CPU and graphics power. It’s certainly a heavy hitter in the multimedia department with good movie and music playback and streaming performance, an outstanding screen and good built-in audio. With the NVIDIA GT 330M the Gateway can handle most gaming smoothly. The system has ample ports including an HDMI port, and runs quite cool. So if you have $850 to spend on a work or school computer that can double as your weekend entertainment system, the Gateway ID49C13u is a good bet that also has a modern look. What you won’t get for the price are Blu-ray Disc and fingerprint scanner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Gateway ID49C Review
Source: Slashgear English
Gateway has built a reputation on affordable machines with solid specifications, but the company’s new ID49C aims a little higher than the mainstream. With a lick of aluminum and an eye-catching backlit glass trackpad, there’s more to the ID49 than just its Core i5 processor. Has Gateway done enough to lift the ID49 above its 14-inch competition? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Gateway ID49C13u 14-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

Gateway's ID49C13u laptop offers some very good performance and features at a reasonable price but the keyboard and trackpad design mare what would otherwise be a solid 14-inch laptop. The slim profile will be welcome for those traveling with a laptop frequently as does the NVIDIA Optimus technology to help with the battery life. The backlit trackpad and keyboard are just too annoying and difficult to use.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
82% Gateway ID49C13u 14-inch Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English

After all is said and done, I am at a bit of an impasse with the Gateway ID49C13u. The sad track pad really ruins this machine for me. I could use the notebook with an external mouse, but for a trackpad to have so many issues is not a good thing considering how much use it will get with most users. I can only hope that the track pad issues I have found on this machine aren't common across the entire line. Sadly, the fact that the Gateway ID49C13u is in perfect physical condition leads me to expect the same issues across the line. Other than the poor track pad and the flexing keyboard, the Gateway ID49C13u offers impressive performance considering its under $850 price tag.

If the track pad worked better this machine would be a no brainier for a budget shopper, but as it is, I would not want to use this notebook without a mouse.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Gateway ID49C13u
Source: PC Mag English

The Gateway ID49C13u seduces with an aluminum design that not many can pull off for $850, let alone put in premium components like a Core i5 processor and Nvidia Geforce GT 330M graphics.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gateway ID49C13u
Source: PC World English

Gateway finally racks up some style points with this mainstream laptop, which also delivers good performance.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

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.


460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» 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.

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73.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 4 (Update: 2012-07-18)