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Gateway Solo 5300

Gateway Solo 5300
alaScore 80

13 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Gateway Solo 5300. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the energy efficiency and design are on the whole positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably.

portability, price, screen, design, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway Solo 5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Gateway Solo 5300


Lightweight Gateway portable rivals IBM's ThinkPad T20 in size and puts a smaller dent in your budget.

Gateway pitches its latest midsize machine to consumers, students, and professionals, though we can't imagine why the first two would need LAN management utilities. For companies seeking a fairly thin, lightweight corporate laptop at a reasonable...

Dec, 2000

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Gateway Solo 5300XL


Thin and light power notebook trades lower price for high-end accouterments.

Gateway pitches this midsize machine to consumers, students, and professionals (though we don't know why the former two would need LAN management utilities). Overall, the 5300XL qualifies as a solid choice for companies seeking a lightweight laptop...

Nov, 2000

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Gateway Solo 5300 XL


About the best thing the Gateway Solo 5300 XL has going for it is its relatively modest price. Otherwise, no feature stands out. In fact, there were even a couple of glitches during our testing.


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Gateway Solo 5300xl Deluxe


Indecisive notebook shoppers, let go of your mouse and look no further. The new Solo 5300xl Deluxe from Gateway delivers the perfect compromise between easy-on-the-shoulders portability and muscular desktop-replacement power.

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: N/A (

Excellent customer service


I was going to simply return them, glad the customer service had responded to a commend left months ago by someone else. It shows they really do want to make their products work for us.

The customer service technician was excellent. These were purchased in order to breath new life into some 10 year old machines. Memory appeared DOA. I noticed customer service number on NewEgg and was going to try to get replacements. Turns out, I...

Configuration required a bios upgrade. May want to keep that in mind if you are upgrading an ancient machine

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: KG Bird (

No go



Didn't work for me. All the specs were correct, but my computer would not fire up with it inserted

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

It's RAM


Bought this for a VIA VX900 motherboard that doesn't support DDR3-1333. Works just fine.

It's RAM

None. Seriously, it's RAM

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Mushkin Enhanced 991573



Mobo only recognizes 1.4GB of the supposed 2GB

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (



Sufficient for a minimal system

Not high-speed or high-capacity

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: George (

Good Ram


I would recommend this to anyone who needs any more ram at a good price.

Very good quality, also very fast


Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Lithium-Ion batt for Gateway Solo 5300, Solo 5300CL, Solo 5300CS, Solo 5300LS, Solo 5350 series. alt pn GT-5300LLithium-Ion 14.8 Volts, 3600 mAh