Gateway TC7804u


Gateway TC7804uNotebook: Gateway TC7804u
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway TC7804u

70% Gateway TC7804u
Source: CNet English
Sold as an affordable media-friendly laptop with an eye toward design, Gateway's 14-inch TC7804u offers a decent collection of features and components at a low-end price. Similar to the 15-inch MD7818u model we reviewed back in January, the TC7804u includes 4GB of RAM, a large hard drive, and a wide-screen 16:9 display, making it feel like a more expensive machine. Gateway's Gateway TC7804u offers a good collection of components and features for a sub-$700 laptop, plus it has the looks of a more expensive machine.
70, Preis 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Gateway TC7804u
Source: PC Mag English
Gateway seems to have found the perfect solution for weathering the economic storm: Sell the majority of its laptops at bargain-basement prices. The Gateway TC7804u is tailor-made for users who aren't ready to settle for a netbook's diminutive attributes 'yet don't want to pay the high premium for an Apple laptop. The TC7804u comes with a spacious 14-inch LED screen, a full-size keyboard, and ample features. The Gateway TC7804u is one of the most affordable laptops on the market—yet it doesn't cut corners on processing and features to get there.
80, Preis 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90%
70% Gateway TC7804u
Source: Laptop Mag English
For just $699, this thin-and-light offers plenty of style and speed. With a fast hard drive, good-looking design, and adequate performance, the $699 Gateway TC7804u offers plenty of value. Sure, you’ll find stronger multitaskers with longer battery life if you go for something pricier, but for budget-conscious shoppers, this 14-inch notebook’s below-average battery life and finicky touch controls are worthy compromises.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Gateway TC7804u
Source: Computer Shopper English
Given the price, there are surprisingly few sacrifices you have to make if opting for the Gateway TC7804u. It delivers decent performance, plenty of storage, and nearly every feature you could want in an attractive, affordable package. Its closest competitor is actually another Gateway system: For $100 more, you can get the 13-inch Gateway UC7807u, which offers comparable performance in an even smaller package, with an even sleeker design. Either way, Gateway is setting the bar for low-cost thin-and-lights.
80, Preis 80, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

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.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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, 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

75%: 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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Core 2 Duo P8700
» Samsung RV408-A01
Celeron Dual-Core T3500
» Asus P81IJ
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» Toshiba Satellite M505-S4940
Pentium Dual Core T4200

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Compaq 420
Core 2 Duo T6570, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C640-1001U
Pentium P6000, 2.2 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 2.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1470
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 2 kg
» Novatech V14 743
Celeron M 743, 1.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933U
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 2.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite C660-15z
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron Duo 1090
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.6 kg
» Samsung R540-JA0BUK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch EU-046
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Schenker Xesia E500-2EC
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung RV510-A04UK
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Dell Vostro V130D-158
Core i5 470UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP 620-WS843EA
Celeron M 900, 15.3", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9209
Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RV510-A08UK
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo G550-2958
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Dell Latitude XT2-XFR
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 12.1", 2.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron N5030
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C650-15X
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L510-PSLF8L
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» Samsung R530-JA09
Celeron Dual-Core T3100, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)