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Gateway M520S

Gateway M520S
alaScore 66

9 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery. There are some critical reviews about the screen and performance.

battery

performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway M520S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

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Gateway M520S

 

The M520S really is a disappointing system. Gateway is trying to brand the system as a multimedia powerhouse, but other than the processor, there really is nothing “multimedia” about it. The 15″ screen is small, there is no FireWire capabilities built...

Very affordable ; comes with 512MB of RAM

Poor multimedia performance ; spotty DVD Combo drive

Battery life on the M520S was pretty good for a system using a desktop class processor.

Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

Cousins got the same problem. Screen flickering, hinges broke, latch broke ̢Рbad piece of equipment.

Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

The day after I bought it the power button got stuck and wouldn't power on. Sent in to get fixed and when I received it back the screen flickers extremely bad when turning on, and for at least the first 2 minutes of powered up. The touch pad has never...

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Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

had this computer for 1 1/2 years, power input broken,outer case cracked with very lite use, on/off button broken too

Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

NEVER buy this! Had Laptop for 1 year. 2 days AFTER the warranty expiered the motherboard fried itself…. so much for their acclaimed Heat seekers!

Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

had this computer for less than 15 months, motherboard fried itself… Third Gateway that has done this, and Gateway will do NOTHING… dont ever buy a gateway, they are horriable!!

Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

I paid for XP Pro and got XP home. The customer service is atrocious. Casing broken at hinges and the Display blinks. The system is slow. My liking for Gateway is History.

Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

I use it for music downloads, internet browsing. It works pretty good for that. Gaming isn't all that great though.

Consumer review by:

Gateway M520S

 

After receiving the M520S+ as a gift less than 4 months ago the silver casing around the display hinges are already splitting apart. Customer support/Warranty service has been horrible! It is a heavy, overly bulky and for the most part slow machine. ...

Product Specifications

Packed with the multimedia performance of a desktop in a streamlined notebook. The M520 series notebooks feature the perfect blend of design, value and entertainment. Watch movies, games and graphics come to life in digital, wide-screen format. Experience incredible graphics and entertainment packed with power on the go.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in
Height:1.6in
Weight:7.5lbs
Width:14in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/32-bit color
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/32-bit color
Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:M520S/M520S Plus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway / Gateway M

Input Device

Type:EZ Pad / Keyboard/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:2.8GHz/3.06GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:518/532
Type:Mobile Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2
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