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Gateway LT 2016u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Gateway LT 2016u. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. The glare and software get negative opinions.

usability, performance, price, portability, size

touchpad, reliability, software, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway LT 2016u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Gateway LT 2016u from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the size and battery. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability. Opinions about the design and durability are mixed.

price, usability, performance, battery, size


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway LT2016U (KAV60) Black INTEL ATOM N270@1.60GHz 1GB RAM 160GB HDD 10.1" LED Windows XP HOMEGateway LT2016u Netbook PC With 160GB, Windows XP, 10.1" LCD, and Compatible with Verizon 3GGateway LT2016U Netbook with Windows XP Home, 10.1 LCD

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

Gateway LT2016u - A Review of the Gateway LT2016u


Good 3G data performance, Stylish design, Bright, crisp screen, More than 6 hours of battery life using Wi-Fi

Cramped touchpad, Runs hot on bottom, Expensive total cost with two-year contract, Annoying error messages from Verizon software

The LT2016u features the typical array of netbook connections, including an Ethernet jack, VGA, USB port, and headphone and mic jacks on the left side. The right side houses the Kensington lock slot, power jack, two additional USB ports, and a 6-in-1...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Gateway LT2016U Netbook Review


The Gateway LT2016U is now the second Netbook to be released through Verizon Wireless, after the HP Mini 1151NR earlier this year...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: bclinville (

I absolutely love my Gateway 2016u


I would recommend it to anybody.

It goes everywhere and I have never ever had a problem with it. I have windows 7 ultimate installed and Firefox 4 v12 and it runs amazingly fast

None it does what its suppose to do

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: linhelen (

Very happy with the performance of this Netbook.


I purchased it specifically for e-mail, internet research and extensive document writing and I have found it to be excellent for those purposes.

Compact, "solid." Keyboard and screen comfortable to use. Wi-fi worked very well at home and while traveling. All for a very reasonable price

None, for my purposes. Although I wish there were some anti-glare treatment (if there is such a thing) for the screen. Working outdoors in the sun was impossible, but fine at other times when not in bright sunlight

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: synergy0000 (

good surfing on a smartphone!!


Very nice netbook that beats surfing on a smartphone for about the same price (29.99/mo smartphone data pkg v. 39.99/mo 250MB netbook data pkg.) and got the netbook for 29.99:)) It fits so perfect into the body glove 10.2" vertical netbook case. Only 1...

small and compact. seems fairly well built and durable. battery life is very good. You can turn off the 3g and/or wifi radios when not in use. nice display..crisp text and images

poor wifi signal problems. still troubleshooting..trying another driver update..shows connected 150Mbps but very low signal strength when other laptops will show same speed but excellent signal at the same spot. Also 1g of ram doesnt really cut it

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Fortylove10 (

Perfect for email and browsing on the go.


I want a netbook for quick email and browsing on the go. This netbook is perfect for that. It fits in my purse and starts quickly and runs fast enough to use and put away all afternoon while waiting for my kids at various activities. This is not...

Keyboard and mouse pad comfortable and easy to use in the car. Fast enough to not be frustrating although used to speed on home desktop. Compact and perfect for email and web browsing

Barely fits into netbook case designed for its size because of battery sticking out the back

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Theguy5280 (

GOOD stuff


1 for new egg cant beat the price

Its an entry level netbook, small screen light weight should suit normal users well

screen is a little small as well as key board

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Ski (

Everything I need


Was worried about recertified about came in like-new condition. For me, a college student, I am very glad I went with the LT2016U.

Simple, yet elegant interface ; Perfect (for me) keyboard size ; Coming with XP, this netbook will be faster than W7 Starter ; Lightweight ; Long battery life

Although an excellent product, just a couple slight dislikes. The mouse pad, could be horizontally a little bigger...and the 3G & WiFi slider button is a little wacky

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Gateway Atom N270


I requested an RA# today with hope that the replacement doesn't have the same issues.

Styling and weight of unit was very appealing

Unit would never finish booting. The operating software kept freezing half way through boot up

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Azraelle (

A REALLY nice, well-thought-out netbook


I own the essentially identical version marketed as an eMachine, by Acer (Both the Gateway and eMachine netbooks were manufactured by Acer--as were a host of slightly different configurations of the same model marketed as Acer). Unlike Acer's 3rd...

HDD and memory easily upgradeable. With 2 GB installed, will play 480p H264 videos with relative ease, though it does heat up quite a bit (the built-in cooler fan works much more efficiently if you put the netbook on a hard flat surface instead of...

I have Win 7 Pro installed, but Win 7 graphical gew-gaws need to be turned off, or it slows down immensely; XP should run more efficiently on it. 1 GB won't play video files reliably. Small touchpad and keyboard. Capslock key is too big--should...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

There's nothing quite like wireless freedom. Taking the mobile route to connectivity is easy with the Gateway LT2016u Netbook, featuring an Intel Atom processor. You'll have all the gusto you need to video chat with friends, and the cool multi-gesture touchpad makes navigating through the Internet a breeze! The Gateway LT series mini-laptops come with an ultra-usable design that features a classic, elegant design accented by a high-polish finish. HD audio provides your system with the support it needs to handle the most cutting-edge audio content. Plus, you'll hear more of your tunes and tones, with auditory playback coming out at a higher quality than systems without HD sound. The 10.1" high brightness LED-backlit display delivers an optimal viewing experience to search the Internet, enjoy online social interaction and keep productive while traveling. Accent your mobile freedom with easy operation! Simply flick, swirl and pinch your fingers across the intelligent multi-gesture touchpad to intuitively navigate web pages, media libraries, photos, spreadsheets and more.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway LT

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GSM / GPRS / UMTS / EDGE / CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:Wireless cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Processor Number:N270


Installed Size:1GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook