Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway MD2601u
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
This notebook offers a stylish design and good performance for a very low price. For little more than most netbooks, the Gateway MD2601u offers style, a large 16:9 display, strong wireless range, and good performance for everyday tasks like Web browsing, word processing, and media playback. All budget notebooks demand some compromises, and this system is no exception: its multitasking might and battery life are all lacking. Nevertheless, at $499, the MD2601u is a great value.
80, Preis 90, Leistung 80, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
For the price, the Gateway MD2601u is a very affordable laptop with some decent performance. The laptop is supposed to retail for $650 through Best Buy retailers, but pricing via Best Buy is typically below $550. For this low price, users are sacrificing portability because of the larger size and heavier weight not to mention the battery life. Performance is also below laptops based on Intel's Core 2 processors, but it is an acceptable alternative for those looking at a basic laptop at a low price.
80, Preis 90, Leistung 80, Mobilität 30
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 30%
ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.
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.
AMD Turion X2: The Turion X2 (without 64) is based on the Turion X2 Ultra, but has only 1024 MB L2 Cache and is therefore slower (performance compareable to the old Turion 64 X2). Because of new parts from the K10 architecture, the CPU should be more energy efficient.
Griffin based entry-level dual core processor. The cores are still based on the old K8 architecture (memory controller is newer).
» 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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
In 2014 to 2016, Gateway did no longer belong to the Top 10 laptop manufacturers/distributors. Newer devices from Gateway are hardly reviewed by specialist media any longer (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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