Gateway 14.1"

Gateway 14.1"

Gateway 14.1"

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Poor5.6/10
GAMING/AI: Poor5.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Poor5.5/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Poor5.8/10
CONTENT CREATION: Poor5.8/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.4/10
SIZE: 14.1"

The Gateway 14.1" is a budget-friendly laptop with basic specs suitable for general use such as web browsing, document editing, and media consumption. It comes with an Intel Celeron processor, integrated graphics, and a reasonable amount of storage and memory for lightweight tasks. The 14.1-inch IPS display offers good viewing angles and a full HD resolution but lacks touchscreen capabilities. At 3.35 pounds, it's fairly portable, and its build includes a USB-C port alongside traditional ports. However, it may not be ideal for more resource-intensive activities like 3D rendering, machine learning, or modern gaming due to its entry-level processor and graphics. If you're looking for a laptop for more demanding engineering tasks or powerful gaming, you might need to look at more specialized options. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Affordable entry-level laptop
  • Lightweight and very portable
  • Good battery life for typical use
  • Decent full HD display
  • Very good heat management
Cons
  • Basic Intel Celeron processor
  • Limited RAM for multitasking
  • Storage could be restrictive
  • Subpar build and keyboard quality

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.0
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$99
Release Date
August 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
13.1'' x 8.8'' x 0.75''
Weight
3.35 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Celeron N4020
Graphics
UHD Graphics 600
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
4 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
Unknown

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14.1"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
208 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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5.1/10
Portability Score
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8.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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5.3/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Allen Ngo | September 2021
"The Gateway Ultra Slim 14" is surprisingly quiet with long battery life. The inexpensive Gateway excels at maximizing performance per dollar with lots of RAM and storage, super-quiet fan, and a long battery life. It can even house up to two M.2 SSDs which we weren't expecting from such a cheap system. However, the iffy reliability of the keyboard and USB-C port on our test unit means users should double-check for these potential issues immediately after purchasing."

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