Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway NV73A10u
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
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%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
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)
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
N830: Mobile 3-core laptop processor based on the desktop Athlon II X3.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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).
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.