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Gateway NV7901u

Specifications

Gateway NV7901uNotebook: Gateway NV7901u (NV Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 99%, performance: 94%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway NV7901u

74% Gateway NV7901u
Source: CNet English
Remember the Gateway NV7915u? Back in our Spring 2010 retail roundup of laptops, the budget-priced 17-incher won our Best of Budget category, and also received an Editors' Choice recommendation. The Gateway NV7901u has a large screen, a Core i5 processor and very good graphics at a reasonable price, but leaving Blu-ray out of the package might be a deal-breaker for some.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 90% features: 70% mobility: 50%
89% Gateway NV7901u
Source: Computer Shopper English
As a rule, big notebooks don't come cheap, and for that reason alone, the $849, 17.3-inch Gateway NV7901u caught our attention. And once we started testing it, this budget desktop replacement won us over for its speed, feature set, and spacious feel. Equipped with a Core i5 CPU and dedicated ATI graphics chip, this big laptop offers the best price-versus-performance ratio you’ll find among 17-inch machines.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
75% Gateway NV7901u
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
For the budget minded users, the HP Pavilion dv7t and the Gateway NV79 are godsends. The Gateway NV7901u offers a large display, the newest Core CPU, a built-in DVD drive and strong dedicated graphics power, all under $1,000. Sure it’s over 7 pounds, but the notebook looks modern and it’s pretty thin for a 17.3” beast.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
95% Gateway NV7901u 17.3-inch Multimedia Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
The Gateway NV7901U is simply a phenomenal bang for your buck. You will have to spend much, much more than this machine's $899 price tag to get more performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 99% performance: 98% features: 95% workmanship: 92%
80% Gateway NV7901u
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you can deal with its stiff touch button and reflective display, the $849 Gateway NV7901u is a strong choice for people who want a notebook with a screen large enough to multitask and watch movies. And it has the power to play most of the latest games. The Acer 5740G, which has the same specs and offers slightly better framerates for $749, may seem like the better deal, we’d give the edge to the Gateway, which has a larger and a higher resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

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.


430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.2 kg:

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.

Gateway reviews


82.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)