Gateway T-6330U review: Gateway T-6330U

When it comes to battery life, the Gateway T-6330U took top honors among entry-level laptops in our holiday roundup; its included six-cell battery ran for 2 hours and 42 minutes on our video playback drain test. That's an impressive score for a mainstream system, especially one priced this low. Our video playback test is especially grueling, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use.

Gateway backs the T-6330U with an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty, with 24-7 phone support during the warranty period. The company's Web site includes the expected driver downloads and FAQs, as well as the opportunity to send e-mail to a technician. Every T series laptop also comes preloaded with Gateway's BigFix diagnostic software.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway T-6330U
1,032 
Acer Aspire 5735-4624
1,091 
Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR
1,569 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire 5735-4624
242 
Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR
361 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire 5735-4624
221 
Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR
262 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire 5735-4624
140 
Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR
99 

Find out more about how we test laptops.

Acer Aspire 5735-4624
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB Intel GMA 4500MHD; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm.

Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.9GHz AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core QL-60; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 8200M G; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm.

Dell Inspiron 1525-139B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM; 160GB Samsung 5,400rpm.

Gateway T-6330U
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

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    Gateway T-6330U

    Part Number: T-6330U Released: Sep. 28, 2008
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Sep. 28, 2008
    • Installed Size 3 GB
    • Color silver
    • Weight 5.7 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
    • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100
    • CPU Intel Pentium T3200 / 2 GHz