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. Like those systems, the ECu weighs just 3. 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. Our current favorite weighs 2. From gaming rigs to business laptops, these are the leading systems in every category.
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Click here to see how Gateway fared in our Tech Support Showdown. An understated beauty, the ECu features Gateway’s black NightSky finish on the lid, 311s draws the eye with its gloss–along with a fair number of fingerprints. The mouse buttons, however, are pretty awful; they’re small and stiff. Email Name Comment Firstname. The GB hard drive spinning at 5, rpm proved to be slightly faster than most.
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The entire system is highlighted by gatrway metallic touches in the form of the hinges, mouse buttons, strips for the status indicator on the lower-left of the base, and the Gateway logo on the lid. If netbooks immediately come to mind, think again. We just wish the keyboard had a firmer feel. While a Bluetooth switch was present on our review unit, it did not possess Bluetooth compatibility.
This affordable ultraportable packs good performance and all-day endurance in a netbook-size body. Viewing angles were wide, but due to the nature of the glossy display, reflections are an issue. This meager score was over points less than gatewy ultraportable average and on a par with the T’s scorebut over points better than the netbook average.
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: These buttons are even smaller than those found on the Timeline T, which at least extend beyond the front lip of the system. Regardless, we didn’t have any problems streaming content from Hulu or Slacker.
The Dolby Audio technology gave the tunes extra richness, and we gareway hear a clear distinction between the high- and low-end sounds.
Mousing over the upper-right portion of the desktop brings up a Video Web Camera shortcut bar that lets you launch the application without needing to go to the Start menu.
In our time with the notebook, we saw snappy performance when video chatting with friends while we simultaneously worked on other gatweay, thanks to 3GB of RAM expandable to 4GB. 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: Like those systems, the ECu weighs just 3.
Secondary functions are highlighted on their respective keys in red lettering. We saw bright colors and rich blacks when we streamed the high-definition version of Confessions of a Superhero from Hulu. The keyboard on the ECu 311q a mixed typing experience. A subtle dot pattern covers the palm rest area and the thin strips that flank the keyboard. From gaming rigs to business laptops, these are the leading systems in every category.
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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. Nevertheless, the Gateway ECu offers good bang for your buck in a sleek chassis.
Although we had no problem typing this review on the system we liked the keyboard’s wide girth and large gatesay 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. On PCMark Vantage a benchmark that measures system performancethe ECu scored an even 2, which was a shade below the 2, ultraportable average gxteway about points less than the T’s 2,but still more than double the 1, netbook average.
The ECu sports a glossy gatewqy These premium laptops are thin, light and long lasting. The former gwteway falls just below the category average It achieved a data transfer speed of Which affordably-priced notebook class features systems with Lifting the lid reveals a matte black keyboard and base that complements the lid and thankfully doesn’t attract smudges.