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Gateway MD7818u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Gateway MD7818u. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and screen are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, but the reliability and durability get mixed comments. The sound and size get critical reviews.

price, performance, design, screen, usability

keyboard, portability, size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway MD7818u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Gateway MD7818u from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the usability.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway MD7818U Refurbished Notebook PCGateway MD7818u 15.6" 720p HD Notebook | Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 (2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache) | 4096MB 667MHz DDR2 RAM | 500GB HD | 802.11a/g/Dr

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

Gateway MD78


Gateway's affordable multimedia laptop, the MD7818u, has some high-end design touches, but is a little too big for travel.

Handsome design; good component mix; big hard drive; good battery life

Fingerprint-prone; weak speakers; lacks standard ports such as FireWire, eSATA; no Bluetooth

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

Gateway MD7818u Review


The Gateway MD7818u is part of a new affordable notebook line that shares most of its components with the high-style MC series. This notebook offers many of the same features as its more expensive brother; like the touch-sensitive hidden multimedia...

Great build quality ; Great styling with impeccable fit and finish ; Good battery life from the battery supplied in our review unit ; Excellent cooling system

Limited screen tilt angle from hinge design ; Tips the scales compared to other 15” notebooks

This notebook offers two headphone jacks that allow you to share a movie or some music with another person. The audio output from the jacks is great, and peak volume levels were above my comfortable listening levels

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (

Review: Gateway MD7818u notebook


Confirming, yet again, one of the hottest trends in portable computing, Gateway's new MD series brings consumers another mainstream 16:9 notebook. The MD series is an affordable, versatile 15.6-inch desktop replacement along the lines of the HP HDX16 ....

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Gateway MD7818u


would recommend this to any others

Easy key board

Wireless sensor is not really sensitive

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: (

Gateway MD7818u


I've had this laptop for six months now and I purchased it outright from Best Buy for $599 using my tax return. For the price I could have gotten an HP or Toshiba but I chose the Gateway instead because it offered twice as much ram, four USB ports, and...

Gigs, Ram, and Processor speed all make this a great laptop for the price

Keyboard is finicky even after 6 months of breaking it in. Fingerprints are a little annoying but not enough to warrant another purchase, the mouse buttons are hard to click and very ineffectual

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Gateway MD7818u


I suffered injuries in an accident which prevented me from going upstairs to my main computer. I needed a temporary replacement that could run do the more important tasks I normally do (word processing, 3D and 2D graphic design) without breaking the...

Very hansom design, large hard drive and ample memory. Battery life and processor speed are good, as well

First annoyance - the keyboard. The keys are very finicky - if you don't press in the exact center of the key, it won't register. They're also hard to see in low light. Second annoyance is the size. This thing is big! And heavy

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Gateway MD7818u


Was an issue with software but a little restoration worked. Size could be more portable. The lap top has been restarting on its own due to an issue with the fan I will send it to Gateway soon. Overall I do like this laptop was great for its' price and...

This lap top is reliable and it is fast, a lot of memory who can complain about that. It is very easy to use as well. And the Price was best for its kind and I did research

Keyboard needs getting used to. The fan i see I'm not the only one now. The size of the lap top if you need portability

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Gateway MD7818u


Major con is that I had to return my frist two and now the thrid one had to be sent away for repairs. First one-dead pixel, second-overheated I believe, and the thrid locked up and couldn't boot up. Best Buy no longer carries this model and I wonder why?

500 gb hard drive, nice clear screen

Sound-not loud enough, keyboard (although I did get uesd to it)

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: DGuitarist (

Great Product for the price


I agree with the last review, the keys really arent that bad. I read all the reviews about how much of a problem it was, so I was expecting the worst. But when I got it, I was pleasantly surprised. The keyboard actually has a pretty decent feel, and...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: bottle cap (

Great for any Money


First i would like to say the keyboard is not as bad a everyone says it is. Yes it takes a little getting used to the style of the keys but it comes quickly. I only have two things about the computer i dont like, one is the speakers sound really bad...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Get advanced multitasking and exquisite design with the burgundy Gateway MD7818u notebook. Achieve an enhanced computing experience with a powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Thanks to this laptop's great features, you can tackle complicated tasks, enjoy more multimedia, and take it all with you wherever you go.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway MD

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


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


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/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 SP1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T6400
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 Hard Drive



Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD