Gateway ID5805g

Specifications

Gateway ID5805gNotebook: Gateway ID5805g (ID Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1700 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Gateway ID5805g

70% Gateway ID58 Laptop
Source: Techtree.com English
The Gateway ID58 sells for a street price of Rs. 50,127. However, for what is being offered at this price, other laptop manufacturers will give you more. For example, you can get a slightly chubby but meaty Dell Studio 15 with Intel's newer Core i5-430M processor, full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) display and ATI Radeon HD 4570 graphics. 
We liked the Gateway ID58 for its comfortable keyboard, cool design and thoughtful feature set. It would be a good pick for someone looking for a big-screened notebook for productivity, but only if its price is lowered by least six-seven thousand rupees.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Gateway ID5805g Notebook
Source: Hardware Zone English
 

We recall that a handful of PC consumers don't seem to have a very positive impression of Gateway's merchandise back in the heydays when it was still very much Americanized. In fact, we're quite accustomed to hearing comments like "Oh, it's a Gateway" followed by a wry smile and a wink. However, Gateway, or should we say Acer, seems to have turned things around with a viable notebook like we've seen in the ID5805g. And yes, it is made even more attractive by its affordable S$1,988 asking price as well. The ID5805g might not pack a Full HD capable screen, but we've tested and confirmed that high definition files would not daunt this unit if you're keen to buy one for HD playback. If you aren't too finicky, we'd have to say that its 15.6-inch screen is more than enough to enjoy a decent movie.


90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce G 105M: Higher clocked 9300M GS and therefore a bit faster. Still manufactured in 65nm. Supports Hybrid-SLI with HybridPower and GeForceBoost (in conjunction with the right Nvidia chipset).

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 Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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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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, 2009-06-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)