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Sensitivity was great, easily tracking my finger with no discernible lag. The MDu has the newest 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo T processor, giving it a mild bump in performance over the 64nm T processor with the same clock speed. The design is stunning for a low-cost notebook, with clean lines and a very elegant layout. Build and Design Sharing the same body as the MC series notebook, the new MD series looks nearly identical inside and out. Build quality seems solid though the bottom of the case was not perfectly level, causing the front right corner to drop a fraction when pressure was put on it, which in turn, caused the display to shake for a moment. Speakers and Audio Speaker performance was average with bass and midrange lacking due to the small speaker driver size.

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By Sal Cangeloso Contrast is excellent at the optimum viewing sweet spot, but does get washed out slightly if you tilt the screen forward gatewat back. Most displays can be tilted back to the point of almost making the screen flat with the keyboard, but the way yateway hinge is designed on the MC and MD series notebooks you are limited to about 20 degrees of backward movement. The body is built extremely well with a very durable feel and little flex.

The system does not have external SATA. Hidden touch-sensitive multimedia keys and an option to completely disable all indicator lights are some of the features that really make this notebook stand out.

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HDTune storage drive performance results: Fan noise was minimal even at what could be considered its highest speed, needing an ear up against the fan grill to hear it spinning. Key presses are very smooth, with only a light touch needed to trigger a key.

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The design is excellent, looking more like a designer notebook than previous Gateway models. The only visible queues that someone familiar with both models would notice is the lack of quick launch program buttons on the left side of the keyboard, no leather palmrest, lack of backlit keyboard, and missing all-glass display. The design is stunning for a low-cost notebook, with clean lines and a very elegant layout. Sensitivity was great, easily tracking my finger with no discernible lag.

Using this button you can toggle the keyboard backlit on the MC-seriesturn off the touch sensitive media keys disables themand turn off everything else including the hard drive activity and power light.

It would be nice to see the display be able to get a bit brighter as well, especially considering that the MDu has media ambitions.

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. The left side has the same glossy space, but only has the power button there. Heat and Noise Gateway overbuilt the cooling system on the MD series notebook, since it is designed to handle high performance components including dedicated graphics.

If you are watching a movie the only source of light left is the screen.

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While the MD series may be on the large size for moving around, the battery life is very good. The notebook itself is 1.

Internally they share the same chassis and alloy unibody and depending on the configuration it may or may not have a MXM dedicated graphics gtaeway. It was designed to give general consumers those who buy computers at big gatrway retailers a machine that they can afford while also providing them with something that has the features to act as a media machine.

The higher quality of the materials used combined with the modern design helps give this notebook a look that is usually only shared with models costing two or three times more. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.

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Build and Design Sharing the same body as the MC series notebook, the new MD series looks nearly identical inside and out. Offering a very similar configuration minus the dedicated graphics card the MDu handed day to day activities with ease and when it was time to sit back and relax it performed flawlessly in decoding HD movies and streaming video. Visit our network of sites: Along the right side of the keyboard is a touch-sensitive panel with sound and media controls.

If you hate blinking or shining LEDs nothing beats a feature like this. To lower the cost Gateway removed some features that not everyone needed, like the leather palmrest, all-glass display, and backlit keyboard.

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Conclusion The Gateway MD series notebook rated very well in our testing with good performance and great build quality. With only integrated graphics being utilized the system barely broke a sweat during heavy loads like benchmarking. The buttons are wide and easy to hit with the side of your thumb while they give a mild soft click with shallow feedback.

Another issue is that gloss, which will cause glare under certain lighting conditions. The MDu has the newest 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo T processor, giving it a mild bump in performance over the 64nm T processor with the same clock speed. The versatility of the laptop is extended by a nice selection of external ports.