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Gateway MD7818u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Gateway MD7818u. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated. The size and sound get mixed views, and there are some critical comments about the reliability and portability.

price, performance, design, screen, usability

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway MD7818u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Gateway MD7818u from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design. There are some mixed reviews 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

Oct, 2015

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: 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

Consumer review by: silers_of_kenosha (

Great Laptop


This item is flawless and couldn't nothing compare to this laptop for this price and its performance!

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Sarabeara326 (

great machine


Great price for a great machine!

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: GLaurin (

Great buy!


Was very pleased with the service offered and the speed at which the item was shipped. The computer is in great condition and works flawlessly, except for the keyboard, which is definitely sluggish. Nonetheless, great buy for the price, would...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Abs (

Worst buy ever!


The charger did not work, and even when I got the replacement charger (more money out my pocket), I got the blue screen of death every time I turned on the computer. No wonder this deal looked too good to be true. Complete waste of time.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: cm (

Not good -- i got burned time and money


this machine is going to have to go back for a replacement harddrive assuming the warranty holds up the key board looked

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Meinemo (

Fast Typist? Not for you.


Well, I like the laptop. It is well-equipped, has the stuff I want, works well, easy to set up. But the keys are so non-fluid to use. (I'm not sure how else to describe it.) I end up back-spacing and re-typing many letters that were missed. It reminds...

Sep, 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