We just wish the keyboard had a firmer feel. Regardless, we didn’t have any problems streaming content from Hulu or Slacker. It took the ECu’s battery 3 hours and 28 minutes to charge to 80 percent capacity, and 4 hours and 32 minutes to completely charge slower times than the 2: If netbooks immediately come to mind, think again. Email Name Comment Firstname. When chatting with friends using Meebo and the 0. Secondary functions are highlighted on their respective keys in red lettering.
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A subtle dot pattern covers the palm rest area and the thin strips that flank the keyboard. Gateway’s new ECu ultraportable has a decidedly netbook-like design, but differentiates gaheway from mini-notebooks by offering an Intel Pentium dual-core processor that offers a more robust Windows 7 computing experience than the relatively sluggish Atom CPU.
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These premium laptops are thin, light and long lasting. Our current favorite weighs 2.
Which affordably-priced notebook class features systems with Click here to see how Gateway fared in our Tech Support Showdown. Lifting the lid reveals a matte black keyboard and base that complements the lid and thankfully doesn’t attract vateway. This was almost 3 hours longer than the ultraportable average meaning you can work all day without needing to carry a back-up battery or AC adapterbut over a half hour shorter than the T’s excellent 8: In our time with the notebook, we saw snappy performance when video chatting with friends while we simultaneously worked on other documents, thanks gatsway 3GB of RAM expandable to 4GB.
Secondary functions are highlighted on their respective keys in red lettering. A relatively large touchpad 2.
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We saw bright colors and rich blacks when we streamed the high-definition version of Confessions of a Superhero from Gatewag. Regardless, we didn’t have any problems streaming content from Hulu or Slacker.
From gaming rigs to business laptops, these are the leading systems in every category. We just wish the keyboard had a firmer feel. These buttons are even smaller than those found on the Timeline T, which at least extend beyond the front lip of the system.
If netbooks immediately come to mind, think again. This meager score was over points less than the ultraportable average and on a par with the T’s scorebut over points better than the netbook average. An understated beauty, the ECu features Gateway’s black NightSky finish on the lid, which draws the eye with its gloss–along with a fair number of fingerprints.
Like those systems, the ECu weighs just 3. Email Name Comment Firstname. The keyboard on the ECu offered a mixed typing experience.
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The ECu sports a glossy On PCMark Vantage a benchmark that measures system performancethe ECu scored an even 2, which was a shade below the 2, ultraportable average and about points less than the T’s 2,but still more than double the 1, netbook average.
Although we had no problem typing this review on the system we liked the keyboard’s wide girth and large right Shift keywe didn’t like the amount of flex beneath the island-style keys; the typing experience was soft compared to the Acer Timeline T, which has a similar layout.
When chatting with friends using Meebo and the 0. The GB hard drive spinning at 5, rpm proved to be slightly faster than most.
You also get the Gateway Recovery Management utility for creating a default backup disk, and Gateway PowerSave Solution for switching between performance mode for multitasking and power save mode when you want longer battery life. The right side of the system contains two USB 2. Mousing over the upper-right portion of the desktop brings up a Video Web Camera shortcut bar that lets you launch the application without needing to go to the Start menu.
This affordable ultraportable packs good performance and all-day endurance in a netbook-size body. Nevertheless, the Gateway ECu offers good bang for your buck in a sleek chassis. The mouse buttons, however, are pretty awful; they’re small and stiff.
It also booted the bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system in 50 seconds, which is 10 seconds faster than the second average, and 17 seconds faster than the T’s second mark. It took the ECu’s battery 3 hours and 28 minutes to charge to 80 percent capacity, and 4 hours and 32 minutes to completely charge slower times than the 2: