Review: Gateway ID49C07u Laptop

Wired: Review – Gateway ID49C07u Laptop

It boasts solid performance, modern styling and it’s fairly slim and light, but the graphics and keypad/touchpad on this 14-inch-screen laptop aren’t the best.

“Dashing good looks and cutting-edge performance don’t have to come at a steep price, and for scholars heading back to school this fall, there’s only a handful of machines that strike this trifecta.

And Gateway’s ID series — embodied here in its ID49C07u — has all three. Specs include an Intel Core i3 at 2.26 GHz, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500-GB hard drive. Performance is impressive for a sub-$1,000 unit. While gaming chops are basically nonexistent, general app performance is on par with machines that cost twice as much. There’s no Blu-ray on this unit — and only Intel’s integrated HD graphics — but those are trade-offs worth the uber-affordable $680 price tag.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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