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Gateway M-7818u

Specifications

Gateway M-7818uNotebook: Gateway M-7818u
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 72.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway M-7818u

69% Gateway M-7818u
Source: CNet English
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%
78% Gateway M-7818u
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%
70% Gateway M-7818u
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Comment

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.

» 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.


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.


15.4": 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. 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.


2.9 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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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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-29 (Update: 2012-07-18)