Gateway NO20

Specifications

Gateway NO20Notebook: Gateway NO20
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway NO20

67% Gateway NO20 laptop review
Source: It Pro English
The reborn Gateway now has its first products available. Is this 12in notebook good enough to make an impact? Build quality is good. The NO20 is reasonably compact, and because of that there are no flexible-feeling edges on the main chassis. The screen is a different matter: although the lid is fairly thick, it pivots a fair amount when twisted. A note of aesthetic displeasure goes to the chunky rubber feet along the top of the bezel.

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%

Foreign Reviews

75% Gateway NO20
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%

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.


T9550:

The T9550 is a middle class dual-core CPU of the Core 2 Duo line and similar to the P9600 (except for the higher TDP of the T9550 - 35 vs 25 W). The performance of the T9550 should be sufficient for most applications and games of 2009.

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


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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 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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71%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» HP TouchSmart tm2t
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Fujitsu Lifebook T4310
Core 2 Duo T6600
» LG S210-G.CB01A9
Core 2 Duo T6400
» Asus UL20A
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Fujitsu LifeBook T4410
Core 2 Duo P8700
» Toshiba Portégé M750-106
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Dell Latitude XT2
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» Asus U20A
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» Averatec N2740TD1E-1
Pentium Dual Core T3400
» Medion S2211
Pentium Dual Core T3200
» MSI Megabook PR201
Core 2 Duo P7350
» Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Asus N20A
Core 2 Duo T9400
» MSI Megabook VR220YA
Pentium Dual Core T3200
» Acer TravelMate 6293
Core 2 Duo P8400
» HP EliteBook 2730p
Core 2 Duo SL9400
» HP Compaq 2230s
Core 2 Duo T5670
» HP EliteBook 2530p
Core 2 Duo SL9400
» Lenovo ThinkPad X200t
Core 2 Duo SL9600
» Acer Aspire 2930
Core 2 Duo P8400

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.4 kg
» Asus UL20FT
Core i3 330UM, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-07- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)