Pros

  • Slick casing with glass and leather
  • Nice, backlit keyboard

Cons

  • Images get a little washed out
  • Glass literally pops from display

At A Glance

Gateway's new notebook is an entertainment tease. While the price is right, some of the performance isn't.

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 43065
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 16.0 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 768
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD3650
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884483231836
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 (x4)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.2 inches
Depth 10.5 inches
Height 1.9 inches
Weight 8.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 8.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Included Software
  • CyberLink Power2Go
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Money Essentials
  • Microsoft Works 9.0
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 78.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:48:50 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 391.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 293.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 521.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 405.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 806.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 303.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 734.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 258.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 55.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 44.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 39.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 35.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 22.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 31.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 23.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 32.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 94.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 79.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 478.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0