The versatility of the laptop is extended by a nice selection of external ports. The notebook itself is 1. Internally they share the same chassis and alloy unibody and depending on the configuration it may or may not have a MXM dedicated graphics card. The front firing speaker design was annoying at times, getting blocked by your pants or shirt; muffling the sound coming out. It would be nice to see the display be able to get a bit brighter as well, especially considering that the MDu has media ambitions. The higher quality of the materials used combined with the modern design helps give this notebook a look that is usually only shared with models costing two or three times more. The system does not have external SATA.

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The versatility of the laptop is extended by a nice selection of external ports.

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If you are watching a movie the only source of light left is the screen. Another issue is that gloss, which will cause glare under certain lighting conditions. HDTune storage drive performance results: The LCD gaetway is the color of red wine with a metallic racing stripe down the middle. The body is built extremely well with a very durable feel and little flex.

The only visible queues that someone familiar with both models would notice is the lack of quick launch program buttons on the left side of the keyboard, no leather palmrest, lack of backlit keyboard, and missing gafeway display. If you hate blinking or shining LEDs nothing beats a feature like this.

Inside the notebooks users will see a full-sized keyboard without a numberpad and gatrway trackpad surrounded by more of the glossy plastic.

As you tilt the screen forward the screen starts to look washed out, and leaning it back colors darken and invert.

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All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Sensitivity was great, easily tracking my finger with no discernible lag. The trackpad is actually rather smaller thanks to the plastic surrounding it and the relatively huge buttons. Build and Design Sharing the same body as the MC series notebook, the new MD series looks nearly identical inside and out.

Visit our network of sites: As far as the interior components go Gateway is delivering a pretty solid machine for the money. To lower the cost Gateway removed some features that not everyone needed, like the leather palmrest, all-glass display, and backlit keyboard. The Gateway MDu is part of a new affordable notebook line that shares most of its components with the high-style MC series. The left side has the same glossy space, but only has the power button there.

If the system was equipped with a battery rated at 48Wh the estimated time would have been closer to 2 hours and 30 minutes. Basic Flash gaming worked fine as did other browser-based tasks. The notebook itself is 1. Under normal day-to-day use I found the limited tilting movement of the display to be inconvenient. The faster Seagate Viewing angles were in line with most notebooks, with a wide horizontal viewing range but limited vertical viewing.

By Sal Cangeloso Build quality seems solid though the bottom of the case was not perfectly level, causing the front right corner to drop a fraction when pressure was put on it, which in turn, 7818i the display to shake for a moment. The PCMark Vantage score waswhich is not 7818, but could be much worse.

Battery Life Gateway lists the battery for the MDu has being 48Wh, far under what we found the included battery to be in our review units. Speakers and Audio Speaker performance was average with bass and midrange lacking due to the small speaker driver size.

Does this new notebook still impress us as much as the MCu? The higher quality of the materials used combined with the modern design helps give this notebook a look that is usually only shared with models costing two or three gatewsy more. Yateway only integrated graphics being utilized the system barely broke a sweat during heavy loads like benchmarking. This notebook offers two headphone jacks that allow you to share a movie or some music with another person.

Fit and finish is excellent with no noticeable defects on our review unit.

Offering a very similar configuration minus the dedicated gxteway card the MDu handed day to day activities with ease and when it was time to sit back and relax it performed flawlessly in decoding HD movies and streaming video.