Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway UC7807u
In the wake of our winter roundup of retail laptops, we noticed that while there are plenty of good, inexpensive laptops available. For frequent travelers, there are still few options that cost less than $1,000 (Netbooks excluded). The $689 Gateway UC7807u is one such system: a 13-inch wide-screen notebook with a travel weight of roughly 6 pounds and good enough performance to handle everyday productivity tasks and entertainment needs. Also worth checking out is another 13-inch option in the same general price range, HP's Pavilion dv3z.
Not quite thin, not quite light, but still plenty portable, the Gateway UC7807u should satisfy those with modest mobile PC needs without sacrificing good looks.
60, Leistung 70, Mobilität 70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
Source: Small Business Computing
What keeps the Gateway from membership in the Envy and Adamo club is that it isn't slim -- while the above-mentioned machines tip the scales at just three or at most four pounds each, the UC7807 weighs more like a 14.1- if not 15.4-inch laptop at 5.3 pounds (the AC adapter brings its travel weight just past the six-pound mark). At 9.4 by 12.6 by 1.5 inches, it won't hog your entire briefcase, and it's not too unwieldy to pass the pick-it-up-with-one-hand-while-open test. But it's more of a competitor to mainstream machines like the Dell XPS 1330 -- and even that 13.3-inch portable is more than a pound lighter -- than it is Gateway's answer to the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: mobility: 50%
Source: Hardware Central
But the UC7807 loaded programs and switched among applications snappily enough, and completed productivity-oriented benchmarks such as SysMark 2007 Preview without staggering (score: 93). Its CrystalMark and PCMark05 scores were 65,253 and 4,367, respectively. Windows Vista's own Experience Index rates the Gateway a 3.2 on its 5.9-point scale, with graphics proving the weakest link compared to relatively hearty hard disk, CPU, and memory subscores.
73, Preis 80, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80%
With the UC7807u, Gateway delivers a very powerful, attractive, simple notebook at a palatable price point. It is lightweight yet still provides a clear, bright screen, and ample wire-free processing performance. This machine would make an excellent college computer for the mobile student, or even for the middle-aged guy who studies Rome history while nestled in his bed.
Leistung 50, Display 50, Mobilität 90, Verarbeitung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2009
Rating: performance: 50% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: Comp Reviews
While the Gateway UC7807u is certainly not going to be the lightest ultraportable on the market, the system is one of the most affordable. With a base price tag of $800, the system provides a full set of features that will please most users. The mix of metal and plastic gives it a solid sturdy feel. Performance is decent but the battery life is less than average due to a smaller capacity battery.
80, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 30
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 30%
Source: PC World
Gateway's UC7807u costs only $800? I'm not saying that this borderline ultraportable has the speediest parts--or that it's a featherweight (it's far from either). But the slick styling of this beaut certainly tricks you into thinking it is worth more. Software-wise, it comes bearing a relatively light load of bloatware (though you'll waste time uninstalling the demo versions of Microsoft Office). More important, though, is that this machine holds up well. The only real complaint I can level at the UC7807u is that I'd love to see a model sporting a discrete GPU in a lighter frame. If it wasn't so bulky, I'd probably chuck out my netbook and roll with this relatively affordable bad boy when I need to hit the road.
84, Preis 80, Leistung 75, Ausstattung 74
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 75% features: 74%
Source: PC Mag
Gateway has been working hard to align its business model with that of Acer, its parent company, by making the majority of its laptops affordable for the masses. If you stroll into any Best Buy or PC retailer, you'd be hard pressed to find a Gateway-branded laptop for over $1,000. The UC7807u ($800 street), a mainstream laptop, is priced accordingly, and Gateway paid close attention to its design: The barreled hinge, the brushed aluminum interior, and the lacquered top are all noteworthy. But along with the aesthetics, Gateway also piles on the weight: The UC7807u is one the heaviest 13-inch laptops on the market. The Gateway UC7807u's bargain-basement price and desirable design can make customers, especially online shoppers, look past its overfed frame.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 40, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 40%
Source: Laptop Mag
If style, portability, and a low price are all priorities, you can’t do much better than the Gateway UC7807u. Assuming you can live with its relatively short battery life and a little bit of extra weight compared with the 13-inch competition, this notebook is a very good choice.
4 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Computer Shopper
We like Gateway more and more every year, and if the company continues to turn out systems like the UC7807u, it could be our favorite vendor in no time flat. It’s not that this laptop is so fast or even so portable, but that it’s the only 13.3-inch system we’ve reviewed that tops out at $799 but looks like it should cost a lot more. It’s a little heavy for our tastes and it doesn’t blow any speed records, but it does keep up with the competition while offering an HDMI port, a slot-loading DVD burner, and a striking design. The most affordable 13.3-inch system available anywhere, the Gateway UC7807u offers unparalleled style and features for the price.
8.2 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 50% mobility: 40%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs. 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
75.57%: 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.