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Gateway LT 3103u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Gateway LT 3103u. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the connectivity and glare are different, while many are less positive about the durability and software.

performance, design, screen, size, portability

usability, software, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Gateway LT 3103u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Gateway LT 3103u from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Reviewers are impressed by the software and battery. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability.

price, performance, battery, software

usability, durability, energy

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

This summary is based on the product: Gateway LT3103u Netbook, AMD Athlon Single-Core Processor1.2GHz, 2048MB, 250GB, 11.6" HD WXGA, Web Camera, Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic, Factor

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

Gateway LT3103u


The 11-inch, AMD-powered Gateway LT3103u does well on price and performance, but drops the ball on battery life when compared with the competition.

Feels faster than an Intel Atom Netbook, but keeps the price low; high-def display

Uninspiring battery life; terrible mouse buttons; no Bluetooth

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Gateway LT3103u


The Gateway LT3103u goes against everything that coined the term netbook, but you'll like the price, 11-inch screen, and the full size keyboard.

Eleven-inch widescreen is atypical of a netbook. Full size keyboard. Love the resolution. 2GB of memory. Big hard drive. Competitively priced

Battery life falls short of its rivals. Design is generic. Windows XP Professional would?ve been a faster alternative to Vista

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Gateway LT3103u Review


The Gateway LT Series represents netbooks' first awkward steps into adolescence. With an 11.6-inch display, it's almost as big as a traditional notebook, but while its AMD CPU is more powerful than Intel Atom chips, it still has a way to go before it...

Stylish design, Comfortable keyboard, Better performance than Atom-based netbooks

Slow boot time, Short battery life, Lid attracts fingerprints

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (

Review Of The Gateway LT3103u Laptop


Unlike most of the notebooks which use the Intel Atom processor, gateway uses an AMD athlon 64 L110 Single-Core Processor which I found out to be more efficient compared to the Atom. Well, it's not as fast as the ULV system but it could give the Atom a...

AMD athlon processor, the keyboard design, awesome wi-fi connectivity, good audio quality, a decent buy at the price it's being offered for

Low battery life, video streaming not that great, uninspiring muse buttons, slow boot-time, fingerprint attracting glossy finish

Its not a mac nor is it Intel's baby but for sure its definitely better than both with Athlon. Looks conventionally stylish. I am definitely impressed, the low battery life not withstanding… its definitely got me hooked to it. Kudos to Gateway for this...

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Catharine Smith (

Gateway LT3103u


An Athlon CPU and aggressive pricing raise Gateway's first netbook from “standard” to “standout.”

Excellent keyboard, touch pad; attractive design; some record-breaking benchmark-test scores; glare-resistant screen

Battery doesn't last long (and can get hot); no free Windows 7 upgrade; full-screen video streaming shows stuttering

Battery life aside, Gateway has created a mighty netbook with the AMD-based LT3100 line. The company wasted no time in releasing a less-expensive second generation, the Atom-based LT2100, which more closely resembles today's typical netbooks and will...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: chevroletbuick1 (

"Best netbook for the money"


I bought this laptop used on craigslist to bring on a trip. I've been using it and charged it fully and I get over 2 and a half hours! It is perfect to carry around and is actually quite nice to type on. It is fast and worth the money! Highly...

Screen size, battery, performance, windows 7 ability, portable, nice looking,ATI graphics, keyboard size is great!

mouse button (not a problem if you use a usb) no HDMI but didnt really expect it, not much ram to upgrade

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: jimmyb75 (

"Worst customer service ever. Run Away."


Whatever you do, DO NOT BUY A GATEWAY. This is not a relationship that you want to get into. Gateway is defined by poor quality products and ZERO customer service. ZERO. I purchased an NV Series Gateway laptop and within the first two months had my...

Fancy looking paper weight.

Multiple failures prior to warranty expiring, Multiple after as well. I warn against this product.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: nobarking (

Excellent overall, sort of an iPad with a good keyboard


Four stars overall. I've enjoyed my Windows 7 Home Premium model in many ways.

Quick enough, nice resolution. If, like me, you are too fat-fingered for a 10" model, the 11.1" LT31 is the answer ; Battery criticism is wrong -- I get 5 hours

Screen angle is a little touchy to avoid glare. Mouse keys could be improved but you'll get used to the rocker in short order

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter_Jenkins (

Gateway LT3103u


I have expended hours and hours trying to fix the wifi connectivity issues, and have only had partial success. This is absolutely crucial as I need this machine to work at airports, hotels etc which inevitably have legacy wifi routers - and Vista's...

Light, great screen, reasonably nice keyboard, big hard drive, adequate USB ports and well placed, well designed machine with nice appearance, camera

Vista - and Gateway's total lack of interest in resolving problems with it. The Wifi does not work on legacy routers at all out of the box. This machine should have had XP or Linux as an option, would have made it a 5 rather than a 2

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: atjeff (

A great computer


I get a kick out of netbook reviewers trying to decide how to grade newer netbooks "on the curve". Lets face it, most of us buy one of these for the size. My first one from work was 8.9" screen, and trust me, netbooks can be too small. The minimum...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The Gateway LT3103u Netbook is an easy-to-tote mobile sidekick, and the LT3103u boasts an 11.6" high-definition, LED-backlit display for exceptional resolution and less scrolling. The comfortable keyboard is full size, and the multi-gesture touchpad makes it effortless to navigate webpages, photos, spreadsheets and more. Audio elements include Dolby headphone technology, HD audio and built-in stereo speakers and digital microphone; connectivity. So access the web, check your e-mail, communicate with friends, share images, watch movies, listen to music and review documents - all while experiencing the ultimate in mobile freedom.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:11.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):29.5cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway LT

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Night sky black


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Type:Athlon 64


Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1270