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Gateway Solo 5300

Gateway Solo 5300
alaScore 82

23 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Gateway Solo 5300. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the energy efficiency and design. The screen and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

price, portability, 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

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

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

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

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: (zdnet.com.au)

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: Steven F. (newegg.com)

Memory upgrade

 

I added 3 sticks to a 5 year old HP desktop to go from 6GB to 12GB. It powered right up with the additional memory. Its indistinguishable in performance from what was already there

None

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

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: N/A (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

No go

 

None

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: Gerard S. (newegg.com)

No go

 

None

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 (newegg.com)

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

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