Gateway NV73A10u


Gateway NV73A10uNotebook: Gateway NV73A10u (NV Series)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 N830
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Gateway NV73A10u

72% Gateway NV73A10u
Source: Computer Shopper English

Call it a living-large laptop for limited budgets: Gateway’s big-screen NV73A10u is one in a series of newly designed 17-inch notebooks geared toward entertainment, but with an eye on value. With its stylish lid, big display, and discrete graphics, this machine is a good deal for anyone seeking a general-purpose desktop replacement on a budget. Gamers and media mavens should look elsewhere, however.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 72%
80% Gateway NV73A10u 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
At just $800, the Gateway NV73A10u is a pretty amazing value. While the performance isn't going to be earth shattering, the AMD processor is able to keep up with similarly priced Intel models. Unlike the Intel laptops, it comes with a well performing 3D graphics processor. To keep the costs down though, the battery life does suffer as does ports for peripheral expansion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

N830: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.4 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit 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, 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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76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)