Gateway LT3103u


Gateway LT3103uNotebook: Gateway LT3103u (LT Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 L110
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.38kg
Price: 350 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway LT3103u

70% Gateway LT3103u
Source: PC Mag English
Lately, as soon as Acer launched a new netbook, Gateway wasn't far behind with something similar. Case in point: The Gateway LT3103u ($380 street) looks eerily similar to the Acer Aspire One (A0751h) in that both have unusually large widescreens and keyboards. In fact, they are practically identical until you take a peek at under the hood: AMD parts, too, are unusual finds in a netbook. With them, the LT3103u is slightly faster than the Atom-based A0751h, albeit at the expense of battery life. The Gateway LT3103u goes against everything that coined the term netbook, but you'll like the price, 11-inch screen, and the full size keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
72% Gateway LT3103u
Source: CNet English
In the battle for Netbook market share supremacy, Intel's Atom CPU stands nearly unchallenged, despite a handful of offerings with AMD and Via CPUs. So it's surprising we found so much to like about the 11.6-inch Gateway LT3103u, which uses an AMD Athlon 64 L110 processor to provide a smoother overall experience than most Atom-powered Netbooks, while keeping the price in the typical Netbook ballpark. The 11-inch, AMD-powered Gateway LT3103u does well on price and performance, but drops the ball on battery life when compared with the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Gateway LT3103u 11.6-inch Netbook Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Gateway has decided to buck the trend of the netbook market and used the AMD processor with ATI graphics that make the LT3103u a very unique system. While it still retains the netbook dimensions, the system certainly provides a higher level of performance especially in the graphics department. There are downsides to this though. Most notable is the system, even with a six cell battery, has a much lower battery life than competing systems based on the Atom processors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Gateway LT3103u
Source: Laptop Mag English

The Gateway LT Series represents netbooks’ first awkward steps into adolescence. With an 11.6-inch display, it’s almost as big as a traditional notebook, but while its AMD CPU is more powerful than Intel Atom chips, it still has a way to go before it can compete with ULV processors. But for now, the increase in power is not enough to overcome its lack of endurance when compared to the Acer Aspire One 751h, which is $50 less expensive, or the ASUS Eee PC 1101HA, which costs $30 more. Still, the LT3013u’s design and $399 price tag makes it attractive for those looking for a larger netbook with more grown-up specs.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
93% Gateway LT3103u
Source: Computer Shopper English
On paper, many netbooks are indistinguishable from one another. Most adhere stoically to an unbending regimen of specs: an Atom-based processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB of storage, a 10.1-inch screen, a three-cell battery, and a price that hovers around $500. But Gateway, with one of its two initial series of netbooks, has created a netbook design that’s anything but ho-hum. An Athlon CPU and aggressive pricing raise Gateway's first netbook from “standard” to “standout.”
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 93%


ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

L110: Slow clocked single core processor with a similar performance as 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPUs but a higher power consumption.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.38 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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, 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

75%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)