Gateway ID5805g Notebook - The Sleek Entertainer

Gateway's Bodyworks

Your Gateway To Entertainment

Acer bought over a very troubled Gateway conglomerate back in 2007, shortly after the American firm was left to its own devices by the now defunct MPC Corporation. On the brighter side of things, tech punters were relieved that the Taiwanese firm hasn't rested on their laurels since the acquisition. To date, Gateway has a fleet of cutting edge notebooks under their belt, including their LT suite of mini-notebook (netbooks) which found their way to Singapore recently. Well, another eagle has landed, brandished in the form of the 15.6-inch ID5805g as part of Gateway's ID series which we'll be reviewing today.

Pininfarina, an Italian car design company noted for their influence on speed demons like Maserati and Ferrari, collaborated with the Acer subsidiary recently to produce the very swanky ID notebook. Geared for entertainment with an HDMI port to boot, Gateway is marketing the ID5805g as an all-rounded laptop to cover the angles for mobile warriors as well. Styled with care, the ID5805g is fashioned in a stylish black frame with equally healthy hardware parts like Intel's refreshed Montevina processor and NVIDIA GeForce G105M GPU to match. Let's check out its exterior profile and specifications before we move on to the notebook's classy interior.

We can't deny that Gateway's new entertainer has got the looks to match, but beware of leaving those smudgy fingerprints on its lid though.

Its left flank features a VGA, HDMI (version 1.3), LAN, two USB and another USB/eSATA combo port in all.

Another reason why the ID5805g is able to maintain its slim form factor can be credited to its slot-loading DVD drive.

The Good
Sturdy build
Decent performance
Wide viewing angle
Value for money
The Bad
Relatively heavy

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