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The Gateway MD7820u is a stylish and powerful notebook offered by Gateway.

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Pros

videos play full-screen smoothly, no noticeable blur

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applications launch quickly, doesn't slow down when you multitask

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WiFi connects right away, download speeds are very fast

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more than enough hard drive space for most people's needs

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battery lasts for hours before it needs a charge

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games run fairly well, can't handle top-end games but most will run fairly smoothly

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Cons

keyboard isn't very sensitive, need to get used to hitting the keys pretty hard

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The Gateway MD7820u is a stylish and powerful notebook offered by Gateway. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo Processor with an Intel GM45 Chipset and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 Series graphics card for smooth video performance and Intel Centrino Technology for enhanced performance and longer battery life. It comes standard with 4 GB of dual-channel DDR2 memory and 320GB of hard drive space. The 15.6" Hi-Def Screen display delivers a 1366 x 768 viewing experience and integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam allows for easy web-chatting or taking self-portraits. It also has an HDMI output to enjoy high-definition video on your HDTV or LCD display. It has a DVD-RW drive with Labelflash to create professional looking labels directly on compatible discs. There is a 5-in-1 media card reader and has integrated a/g/n Wireless connectivity. It comes with a 64 bit SP1 Edition of Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium operating system, the latest SE version of Microsoft Works and a 60-day trial of the Office 2007 suite. Other features include illuminated multimedia touch controls and ExpressCard expandibility.

Specifications
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T6400 Mobile Processor (2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) with SP1
  • Memory: 4096MB 1066MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Memory (2 x 2048MB Modules)
  • Hard Drive: 320GB SATA hard drive
  • Color: Premium Design with synthetic metal palm rest, black polished keyboard surround and deep, rich burgundy finish
  • Wireless Network: Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless
  • Adapter: AC Adapter
  • Application Software: Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Money Essentials & Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)
  • Battery: 6-Cell Lithium Ion (2.2AHr)
  • Chassis: Chassis with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1759MB of Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 and Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset
  • Digital Media Software: Cyberlink Power2 Go
  • Dimensions (Box): 15.5" (H) x 19" (W) x 6.5" (D) or 394mm (H) x 485mm (W) x 165mm (D)
  • Dimensions (System): 1.3"-1.70" (H) x 15.2" (W) x 10.4" (D) or 32.9-44.3mm (H) x 387.2mm (W) x 264.6mm (D)
  • Display: 15.6" High-Definition Widescreen WXGA Ultrabright Display (1366 x 768)
  • Expansion Slots: ExpressCard Type 54
  • External Ports: (4) USB 2.0, VGA Connector, HDMI Port with HDCP Support
  • Keyboard and Mouse: Full-Size Keyboard, Synaptics Touchpad with Vertical Scroll
  • Media Card Reader: 5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader (Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Multi Media Card, Secure Digital, xD-Picture Card)
  • Memory Capacity: Maximum 4GB
  • Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
  • Multimedia Buttons: Illuminated Multimedia Touch Controls
  • Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • Optical Drive: 8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW and DVD-RAM featuring Labelflash Technology
  • Security Software: Symantec Norton 360 2008 (60-day trial)
  • Sound: High-Definition Audio, Built-In speakers, microphone, headphone/SPDIF Audio Out
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor + Toll Free
  • Web Camera: 1.3 Megapixel Integrated Webcam
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs. (2.98 kg) system unit only / 12.64 lbs. (5.73 kg.) box
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