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Gateway Solo 5300

Gateway Solo 5300
alaScore 78

10 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and design. The screen and portability also get good reviews.

value for money, 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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Mushkin Enhanced 991573

 

Cheap

Mobo only recognizes 1.4GB of the supposed 2GB

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Basic

 

Sufficient for a minimal system

Not high-speed or high-capacity

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Good Ram

 

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

Very good quality, also very fast

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Mushkin Enhanced 991573

 

As an add on to increase RAM works great

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Not as good as I'd hoped

 

Excellent price for what you get. Got 20 gig HD instead of 10 (how/why?-dunno!). Runs very fast. Was very surprised at quality of video and speed. Also received a DVD drive that's not included in the generic specs. Guess I got lucky. Considered...

Cheap,large 14.1" bright display. Large keyboard. Should have more ram

Win ME! I consider ME a virus. Upgraded to XP Home. 128 meg ram ; upgraded to 256

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Gateway Solo 5300

 

overall good computer, but size and weight may not suit those who take their laptops wherever they go.

affordable, large screen, reliable

somewhat heavy w/ DVD player

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