Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway LT2120u
Source: Computer Shopper
A netbook with a low price and competitive performance is worth celebrating. Add good looks and long battery life to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a worthwhile PC. Throw in some of the best Flash video playback we've seen on a netbook, and the final product is a winner. Quite a bargain, Gateway’s latest netbook adroitly balances design, price, battery life, and performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
At the end of the day, the Aspire One 532h and LT2120u are just netbooks. Solid competitors in the netbook class, but nothing mind blowing, and not really good enough to knock the ASUS Eee 1001P off its throne. They're not built quite as well and the LCD isn't near the high quality panel the ASUS uses, but the Aspire One (and Gateway clone) are still capable netbooks. I can't recommend them over the 1001P, primarily because of the LCD, but other than that the difference between them and the rest of the netbook class is pretty slight. The Acer and Gateway are both specced and priced to equal the 1001P and others, so if you prefer the Acer or Gateway brands, these are definitely up to scratch.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 50% workmanship: 60%
Source: PC World
Your cross-country flight will land long before the $350 (as of March 23, 2010) Gateway LT2120u netbook needs to sip from the AC again. Built around Intel's Atom N450 CPU and integrated 3150 GPU, as well as sporting 1GB of memory, a 250GB hard drive, and a 1024-by-600-pixel 10.1-inch display, the LT2120u lasted an impressive 9 hours, 40 minutes in our battery tests--no mean feat for a netbook that's also a good performer. Gateway wrings great battery life out of this Atom N450-based, 10.1-inch netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 67% features: 78%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
72.33%: 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.