28.01.2009 04:17

New Gateway UC series - UC7807u notebook

Category: new notebook models
By: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika

Gateway brings out a series of budget notebooks with decent configuration.

The new UC7807u

The new UC7807u

Gateway unveils the new UC series of affordable notebooks, of which the UC7807u is now available. It comes with a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 CPU and 3GB RAM, which is pretty generous for a budget machine. Apart from a decently speedy 250GB hard drive at 5,400 rpm, it sports a GMA 4500MHD graphics card that won’t stop anyone from completing everyday tasks, but might prove inadequate for playing the latest 3D games. While adorning a 13.3” panel, it’s certainly not the lightest notebook around at 5.3 pounds.

The UC7807u is sleek, wears a glossy, putty-colored lid. A black, brushed metal chassis form the inside, a silver, brushed-metal hinge, responsive touch-sensitive volume and multimedia controls that glow red, and a circular touchpad. This is what says about the battery,

“The biggest trade-off you make for the UC7807u’s low price is below-average endurance. The six-cell battery lasted 3:39 on the LAPTOP Battery Test, which is 49 minutes shorter than the typical thin-and-light. For instance, the latest MacBook lasted 4 hours and 45 minutes on the same battery test, and the Q310-34P lasted 4:41.

But for a $799 machine, it looks and should work like a more expensive machine, as far as what the configuration says.

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2011-05- 3)