The GB hard drive spinning at 5, rpm proved to be slightly faster than most. Although we had no problem typing this review on the system we liked the keyboard’s wide girth and large right Shift key , we didn’t like the amount of flex beneath the island-style keys; the typing experience was soft compared to the Acer Timeline T, which has a similar layout. Which affordably-priced notebook class features systems with Secondary functions are highlighted on their respective keys in red lettering. Viewing angles were wide, but due to the nature of the glossy display, reflections are an issue. Click here to see how Gateway fared in our Tech Support Showdown.
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You vateway get the Gateway Recovery Management utility for creating a default backup disk, and Gateway PowerSave Solution for switching between performance mode for multitasking and power save mode when you want longer battery life.
When chatting with friends using Meebo and the 0. Which affordably-priced notebook class features systems with This meager score was over points less than the ultraportable average and on a par with the T’s scorebut over points better than the netbook average. Regardless, we didn’t have any problems streaming content from Hulu or Slacker.
Gateway ECu – Review of the Gateway ECu
The keyboard on the ECu offered a mixed typing experience. It took the ECu’s battery 3 hours and 28 minutes to charge to 80 percent capacity, and 4 hours and 32 minutes to completely charge slower times than the 2: From gaming rigs to business laptops, these are the leading systems in every category.
A subtle dot pattern covers the palm rest area and the thin strips that flank the keyboard. This was almost 3 hours longer than the ultraportable average meaning you can work all day without needing to carry a back-up battery or AC adapterbut over a half hour shorter than the T’s excellent 8: The Dolby Audio technology gave the tunes extra richness, and we could hear a clear distinction between the high- and low-end sounds.
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Nevertheless, the Gateway ECu offers good bang for your buck in a sleek chassis. The ECu sports a glossy Gateway’s new ECu ultraportable has a decidedly netbook-like design, but differentiates itself from mini-notebooks by offering an Intel Pentium dual-core processor that offers a more robust Windows 7 computing experience than the relatively sluggish Atom CPU.
The right side of the system contains two USB 2. Our current favorite weighs 2. We just wish the keyboard had a firmer feel. Email Name Comment Firstname. These premium laptops are thin, light and long lasting. It achieved a data transfer speed of The GB hard drive spinning at 5, rpm proved 311a be slightly faster than most. The entire system is highlighted by small metallic touches in the form of the hinges, mouse buttons, strips for the gatwway indicator on the lower-left of the base, and the Gateway logo on the lid.
Although we had no problem typing this review on the system we liked the keyboard’s wide girth and large right Shift keywe didn’t like the amount of flex beneath the island-style keys; the typing experience was soft compared to the Acer Timeline T, which has a similar layout.
This affordable ultraportable packs good performance and all-day endurance in a netbook-size body. Lifting the lid reveals a matte black keyboard and base that complements the lid and thankfully doesn’t attract smudges.
A relatively large touchpad 2. Like those systems, the ECu weighs just 3. The former mark falls just below the category average Secondary functions are highlighted on their respective keys in red lettering.
Click here to see how Gateway fared in our Tech Support Showdown. These buttons are even smaller than those found on the Timeline T, which at least extend beyond the front lip of the system. We saw bright colors and rich blacks when we streamed the high-definition version of Confessions of a Superhero from Hulu.
It also booted the bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system in 50 seconds, which is 10 seconds faster than the second average, and 17 seconds faster than the T’s second mark. On PCMark Vantage a benchmark that measures system performancethe ECu scored an even 2, which was a shade below the 2, ultraportable average and about points less than the T’s 2,but still more than double the 1, netbook average. Viewing angles were wide, but due to the nature of the glossy display, reflections are an issue.
If netbooks immediately come to mind, think again.