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Gateway M520S

Gateway M520S
alaScore 73

2 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Gateway M520S. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway M520S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 2 reviews)

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Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

Gateway M520 review: Gateway M520


Gateway M520X Plus Editors' note: In early September 2005, Gateway changed the names of many of its laptops . Read our explanation to learn how to make sense of the new names and where to find CNET's reviews of Gateway laptops. (10/6/05) Weighing 7.5...

Good performance; good value for the money; wide-screen display; six-in-one card reader; multiformat DVD burner; plain but sturdy design; strong documentation and support.

Mediocre software package.

The Gateway M520X Plus lacks flash but offers good performance and features for a fair price.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Ian Bell (

Gateway M520S Review


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

Oct, 2004

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


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


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

Input Device

Type:EZ Pad / Keyboard/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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

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


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


Installed Size:512MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2