Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway M-7818u
The reasonably priced, attractively designed Gateway M-7818u is a solid all-around 15.4-inch laptop for students and home users.
(von 10): 6.9, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 7, Mobilität 6, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Computer Shopper
Although it's stylish and delivers good performance for a budget notebook, we wish the speakers were just a bit more powerful.
7.8 von 10, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
All things considered, the Gateway M-7818u is an attractive, budget-price mainstream unit that won’t disappoint, as long as your expectations are realistic given the price. The bigger question is whether it’s worth going out of your way for. The Office Max–exclusive M-7818u is very similar to Gateway’s more widely available M-6340u. The M-7818u has a smaller hard drive (250GB vs. 320GB) but better integrated graphics (Intel 4500MHD vs. Intel X3100) than the M-6340u, and it costs $20 less. If some 3D gaming is on your agenda, opt for the better graphics; if you do only 2D productivity work, the larger hard drive on the M-6340u is the way to go.
3.5 von 5, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
T5800: Entry level dual core processor based on the Merom core without Virtualization support and a low maximum temperature.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.
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