Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway TC7804u
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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).
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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