Pros

  • Solid keyboard and build quality
  • Ample power for the price

Cons

  • Poor screen a cost-cutting casualty
  • Performance is a bit disappointing

At A Glance

A great desktop replacement that is ironically undercut by an almost identical but significantly cheaper model from Gateway.

Manufacturer’s Description

This is an example of the Gateway P-78 Series notebook. This information is a general overview of the notebook. Images shown are only representations of some of the configurations available for this model.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.W430X.020
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Screen Mode WXGA
TV Card No
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
UPC Code 884483535248
Manufacturer Part Number LX.W430X.020
Brand Name Gateway
Product Name P-7808u Notebook
Marketing Information

This is an example of the Gateway P-78 Series notebook. This information is a general overview of the notebook. Images shown are only representations of some of the configurations available for this model.

Product Model P-7808u
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Series P-78
Memory
Memory Card Supported xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • P-7808u Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.7"
    Width 15.8"
    Depth 11.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 144.8 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Finger Print Reader No
    Speakers Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Quad
    Processor Model Q9000
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Processor Core Quad-core
    Cache 6 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 92.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:20:42 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 378.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 444.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 447.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 428.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 470.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 106.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 106.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 70.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 67.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 60.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 60.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 61.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 60.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 159.05   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 90.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 371.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0