PC Mag: Gateway UC7807u Review

PC Mag: "Gateway has been working hard to align its business model with that of Acer, its parent company, by making the majority of its laptops affordable for the masses. If you stroll into any Best Buy or PC retailer, you'd be hard pressed to find a Gateway-branded laptop for over $1,000. The UC7807u ($800 street), a mainstream laptop, is priced accordingly, and Gateway paid close attention to its design: The barreled hinge, the brushed aluminum interior, and the lacquered top are all noteworthy. But along with the aesthetics, Gateway also piles on the weight: The UC7807u is one the heaviest 13-inch laptops on the market.

The UC7807u's design isn't a threat to the Apple MacBook 13-inch (Aluminum), but it's well thought out for the value it brings. Though it lacks the color options, the lacquered top is as trendy as the pink lid on the Sony VAIO VGN-CS190. Other laptops, such as the Toshiba Satellite M305-S4835 and the Dell Studio 15, make use of embedded patterns underneath their glossy coats. The steel barreled hinge is a nice touch, reminiscent of the one on the Acer Aspire 6930G-6723, while brushed aluminum gives the black interior some contrast against the matte keyboard."

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