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Gateway MC7801u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Gateway MC7801u. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The price and keyboard also get good reviews. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and battery.

design, keyboard, price, performance, screen

durability, usability, sound, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway MC7801u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Gateway MC7801u


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Gateway MC7801u from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the reliability and screen. The price and keyboard also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the size. There are some less positive comments about the battery and sound.

performance, keyboard, price, screen, reliability

portability, durability, usability, sound, battery

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway MC7801u Refurbished Notebook PCGateway MC7801u Refurbished Notebook PC

May, 2018

Expert review by : Michelle Thatcher (

Gateway MC7801u review


One look at the Gateway MC7801u, and you'd think it belonged in the high-end group of retail laptops we're reviewing for our holiday roundup . A slick maroon lid opens to reveal an HD-friendly, 16-inch display with edge-to-edge glass; beneath it sits a...

Low price; attractive, minimalist design; 16:9 screen perfect for HD movies; backlit keyboard; handy light-touch media controls; recessed touch pad.

Key travel is shallow; lacks Blu-ray drive; lagged behind similarly configured systems on Photoshop benchmark.

With an HD-friendly 16-inch screen and beautiful design, the affordably priced Gateway MC7801u makes an excellent portable media center, provided your HD content is not on a Blu-ray disc.

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The Gateway MC7801u notebook brings cutting-edge technologies to you that will enliven your experience. Along with great features found on the high-end notebook, the 2.0GHz MC7801u introduces a true 16:9 "Cinematic 16" widescreen, illuminated multimedia touch controls and an LED illuminated keyboard. Beauty and brawn combine in an exquisite design, here in a deep, rich burgundy finish, that you'll love to take on the road - and the multi-protocol 802.11a/g/draft-n wireless makes staying in touch on that road a real pleasure.


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway / Gateway MC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz




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


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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5800
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD