Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway NO50
Source: PC Advisor
It may be solid and hefty but there’s no escaping that this Gateway has all the bovine finesse of the brand’s chosen motif. We were also underwhelmed by the murky screen quality. Speed and overall performance can’t be faulted, though, letting businessmen crunch spreadsheets in no time. However if you’re looking for an easy-to-carry notebook with innovative flair, this is not the laptop for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Pro
Gateway and its distinctive cow-print packaging may have retreated from British shores for a time, but the brand has now been rejuvenated by the global giant, Acer. Friesian-packaged consumer PCs are now but a distant memory, however, and Gateway finds itself striding into the professional arena with a new range of business-focussed PC hardware. The laptop lineup currently consists of just two models, the 12.1in NO20 and the 15.4in NO50 which we're looking at today. But from the moment we clapped eyes on it, there was something incredibly familiar about the NO50. Something we couldn't quite put our finger upon. Gateway's NO50 is a solid, no-frills business laptop with an impressive turn of speed.
67, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 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.
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.
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.
68.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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