Pros

  • Slot-fed DVD burner
  • Bluetooth, productivity apps included

Cons

  • No FireWire
  • Below average battery life

At A Glance

Mid-level laptop offers slot-loading DVD writer and Bluetooth, but its battery life was below average.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 31061
Processor
Processor type Pentium Dual-Core T2310
Processor speed 1460.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 800
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel 965 Express
Storage
Drive size 120.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.1 inches
Depth 10.2 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 7.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.4 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Included Software
  • Cyberlink Power2Go
  • McAfee Internet Security
  • Microsoft Works 8.5
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware Phone cord

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 59.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 3:15:50 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 506.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 470.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 505.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 725.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 705.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1108.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 368.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 832.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 11.31   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 6.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 641.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0