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Gateway EC 1433u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The screen and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway EC 1433u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway EC 1433u

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Gateway EC 1433u from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gateway EC1433U 11.6-Inch Cherry Red Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)

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Gateway EC Series EC1433u Cherry Red Intel Celeron M 743(1.30GHz) 11.6" 2GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook

 

When installing a linux distro on this, if you get a Kernel panic (DMAR hardware is malfunctioning), add intel_iommu=off to the kernel boot arguments (via GRUB). Once installed, make sure to update to latest kernel version (it should resolve this problem)

I wouldn't say this is a netbook, but more of a subnotebook to be honest. It's certainly small, yes, but it still packs a good punch for its size. Peripheral ports abound (VGA and HDMI being big pluses here). Spacious hard drive, plenty of memory, good...

None really. Although if you want to use the Windows install on it, get ready to spend some time cleaning up all the bloatware

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Review

 

Love the color, better than other Netbooks I've seen online and at stores. Very light in weight. I would recommend this to a friend. As a matter of fact I'm probably going to get another one for my wife. I havent had issues with the flat keyboard. It's...

This netbook has an HDMI and VGA output for connecting to an HDTV or monitor. The netbook also has a toslink/digital output. It has plenty of RAM and HDD space. It also comes with Windows 7 Home, unlike other netbooks that only have Windows 7 starter....

Noticed that there is a bluetooth icon on the keyboard that doesnt work. The hardware is probably not installed. Its ok because the specs didnt mention anything about the netbook having bluetooth. The price is a little bit higher than other standard...

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Awesome Netbook

 

Wife needed a new laptop and we settled on going with a light weight netbook. Almost every netbook had either Win 7 Starter (bleh) or XP Home (yuck) and typically limited resolution so there's lots of scrolling about to see web pages. So for a few...

Light weight, superior screen resolution, full Windows 7. Essentially provides a full laptop experience in a feather weight package. A real step up from the typical budget Netbook

If you have eyesight issues, this could be a little tough to use

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Great little machine

 

I am just overall satisfied with this purchase.

Light. Not a 10 inch netbook and still more than adequate (in the sense of light, but has a more substantial processor and version of Windows). I bought this computer as a second computer to do non-intensive things like email, internet browsing,...

I personally don't like the feel of the keyboard. All flat keys. I tend to miss the keys I want (I can touch type). But, keyboards are a very personal thing. Others may find it to be okay

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Nice

 

Bought this for my wife after our dog killed the power connection on her old laptop. It's perfect for watching movies, facebooking, surfing the web. Typically she uses it from 5PM until 11PM all on battery and it could go for another hour or two...

Screen Resolution & Size (11.6" at 1366 x 768) - The difference in resolution makes it so you don't have to scroll left to right to see full webpages ; Battery Life +/- 6 Hours ; Full Size Keyboard ; 250GB Hard Drive ; Windows 7 64Bit

Flat keys take some getting used to ; Gateway software - bogs down the laptop - msconfig and uninstall takes care of most of it ; Doesn't come with a bag

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Wow

 

Overall I'm very pleased with it.

Very quick for a netbook solid design ; bigger screen than most netbooks ; and windows 7

Sometimes my finger will slide off the imput buttons for the mouse movement they should have left more room ; The gateway software caused it to hang and I had to do a hardboot. And it comes with norton and other bloatware

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Extremely pleased

 

All in all, I really can't complain about this netbook. Great performance, great price.

Nice keyboard, clear crisp screen, great looking. Runs nearly as well and as fast as my desktop. Windows 7 is a plus! Really an all-round full-featured netbook. I love it

The speakers are somewhat tinny and weak, shows fingerprints due to the glossy finish on the outside, didn't come with any sort of a cover/pouch

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NICE SIZE LAPTOP, BUT

 

This computer is great for traveling, but has a very slow processor. With a lower price and a faster processor, this computer would be an awesome red machine.

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Got a bad one

 

Purchased the product for its name and was greatly disappointed. Screen graphics were totally messed up - replaced with a sister product. I won't worry about getting this name brand in the future.

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Great Netbook

 

I bought the Asus Eee PC 1008HA through Newegg for a gift and I liked the netbook so much that I decided to order myself one. Luckily when I ordered mine a week later, Windows 7 was released and available for netbooks. This makes this netbook standout...

This netbook has a great picture, Windows 7 has convinced me to update my desktop, light weight, and everything I need for basic internet, email, and music

The screen dims when plugged into charge, which I'm sure there is a setting somewhere that will fix this, I also wish it would have came with a softshell case like the Asus does, Gateway tends to overload their computers with unwanted software, not...

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Product Specifications

The Gateway EC1433u Notebook keeps you productive while mobile with an Intel Celeron processor, full-size keyboard and multi-gesture track pad. Its 11.6" HD widescreen Ultrabright display, with LED backlighting, gives an optimal viewing experience while you use the Internet and enjoys social networking; online chats and picture sharing are easy with the built-in webcam and microphone. Media mavens will love the Dolby sound technology, HDMI port and media card reader.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8in
Height:1.2in
Weight:3.1lbs
Width:11.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:11.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):29.5cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:1433u
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway EC

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Cherry red

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor

Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:743
Type:Celeron

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD
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