Pros

  • Nice styling and input ergonomics
  • Good overall and gaming performance

Cons

  • Mild junkware

At A Glance

Gateway finally racks up some style points with this mainstream laptop, which also delivers good performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Gateway ID49C notebook sport a chic, very high class personality as reflected by its Arctic Silver color and cool, glowing touchpad. This 14" widescreen notebook with its powerful Intel processor, NVIDIA Optimus technology, and Dolby optimized sound system makes an excellent mobile cinema. Featuring a one touch key to social networking while delivering smart power management for extended enjoyment, the ID49C lets you stay connected while on the go.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.WMV02.019
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 6 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 330M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number LX.WMV02.019
Brand Name Gateway
Product Name ID49C13u Notebook
Marketing Information

The Gateway ID49C notebook sport a chic, very high class personality as reflected by its Arctic Silver color and cool, glowing touchpad. This 14" widescreen notebook with its powerful Intel processor, NVIDIA Optimus technology, and Dolby optimized sound system makes an excellent mobile cinema. Featuring a one touch key to social networking while delivering smart power management for extended enjoyment, the ID49C lets you stay connected while on the go.

Product Model ID49C13u
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Series ID49C
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ID49C13u Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Additional Information

Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.0"
Width 13.5"
Depth 9.6"
Weight (Approximate) 81.12 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-460M
Processor Speed 2.53 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM55 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-gesture touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 106.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:23   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 257.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 356.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 198.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 398.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 390.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 407.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 212.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 447.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 188.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 105.62   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 93.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 71.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 71.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 26.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 22.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 52.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 45.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 36.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 31.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 65.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 52.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 305.0