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Advantages of the Gateway 15.6"
  • Good for general use
Advantages of the LG Ultra 13
  • Good overall build quality
  • Excellent portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.1
15.6"
Ultra 13
6.9
15.6in
SIZE
13.3in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The LG Ultra 13 has a better screen than the Gateway 15.6" for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

8.0 Hours
15.6"
Ultra 13
10.0 Hours
The Gateway 15.6" has 8 hours of battery life. The LG Ultra 13 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
15.6"
Ultra 13
Excellent
15.6in
SIZE
13.3in
4.8 lbs
WEIGHT
2.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The LG Ultra 13 has excellent portability, while the Gateway 15.6" has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

5.1
15.6"
Ultra 13
7.4
The LG Ultra 13 has good build quality, while the Gateway 15.6" has poor build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.0
15.6"
Ultra 13
6.9
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
5.3/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
9.3/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Gateway 15.6" to be good for general use, while the LG Ultra 13 is only fair.

Gaming and AI

6.1
15.6"
Ultra 13
6.1
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.0/10
The Gateway 15.6" and LG Ultra 13 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.5
15.6"
Ultra 13
6.4
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Gateway 15.6" and LG Ultra 13 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.0
15.6"
Ultra 13
7.0
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The LG Ultra 13 and Gateway 15.6" are both good for content creation.

Software Development

6.8
15.6"
Ultra 13
6.9
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
5.3/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The LG Ultra 13 and Gateway 15.6" are both only fair for software development.

Cost

$497
15.6"
Ultra 13
$499
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The Gateway 15.6" has a price of $497 and the LG Ultra 13 costs $499.

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How the Gateway 15.6" and the LG Ultra 13 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gateway 15.6"LG Ultra 13
Gateway 15.6"LG Ultra 13

GENERAL

Price
$497
$499
Release Date
August 1, 2021January 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.8'' x 9.5'' x 0.77''12.1'' x 8.1'' x 0.6''
Weight
4.8 lbs2.16 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1135G7AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
Graphics
Iris Xe G7 Vega 6
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
Unknown51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
5.1/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.3/109.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7/108/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
N/AWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
5.3/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

Shopping

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Gateway 15.6"

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PCMag

Francisco Lahoz | July 2022
"Some concessions have to be made when shopping for a budget laptop. Walmart's Gateway Ultra Slim laptops succeeds on the affordability front and delivers serviceable specs and good battery life, though it's hard to claim it's the best (or even particularly good) at any particular aspect. Its build quality, especially the touchpad, is mediocre, and its performance is decent but doesn't lead the way. The Gateway does undercut the cost of some competitors and offers ample storage with good connectivity, so it's not to be ignored."

LG Ultra 13

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CNET

Joshua Goldman | April 2017
"The 13.3-inch LG Gram is a fine fit if you need to travel as light as possible for as long as possible without spending a fortune to do it. It might not be particularly sturdy or have an eye-catching design and its webcam is less than ideal, but with its sharp touch display, comfortable backlit keyboard, responsive touchpad and a fingerprint reader for extra security, the Gram makes a respectible everyday laptop for business or school work."

Get a great deal on the Gateway 15.6" or the LG Ultra 13

About Gateway

Gateway is a laptop and tablet brand owned by Acer which sells budget-friendly laptops exclusively through Walmart. It was previously an American computer company until its acquisition by Acer in 2007, who then revived the brand in 2020. Gateway laptops are manufactured by Chinese company Shenzhen Bmorn Technology, which also makes EVOO-branded models.

About LG

LG is a South Korean conglomerate company. While LG is mainly known for various products outside of technology, LG also develops laptops. Within the laptop industry, they are known for their thin-and-light Gram series, as well as their value-oriented Ultra series. LG laptops offer very thin and light laptops with phenomenal battery life, and are often on sale.

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