6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Gateway T-6330U

About Video Transcript

First Look: Gateway T-6330U

2:13 /

The Gateway T-6330U's attractive case design and lengthy battery life make it a good pick for budget-minded shoppers who want a more portable midsize laptop.

[ Music ] >>Hi I'm Michelle Thatcher, Senior Associate Editor for CNET.com and today we're looking at the Gateway T6330U. This is one of the low cost laptops that we're starting to see pop up in retail stores. It's actually priced at less than $700 and for that price it seems like a pretty good value. Now unlike a lot of the low cost laptops that we see, this one is actually a little bit smaller. It has a 14.1 inch display. Usually you'll see a 15 inch display but this one is 14 inches. What you'll get, in exchange for giving up that inch of screen space, is a lighter system. This laptop is only 5.5 pounds so it's a little bit easier to travel with. The nice thing about the Gateway's display is that it's quite beautiful. I think it renders colors beautifully. It does have a glossy finish that's gonna produce a little bit of reflections but as glossy screens go this is probably one of the least reflective. So your movies are gonna look great and colors are really gonna pop but then when it comes time to do a spreadsheet or just surf the web you're not gonna get too much reflection from the lights in the room. You'll notice the design is pretty basic. It's all silver on the outside and when you open it up it's got a black display vessel and it's silver on the inside as well and the silver extends to the keys which actually quite elegant looking. My only issue with the keyboard is about full size but the key travel is a little bit more shallow than I would prefer so definitely give the keyboard a try if you're thinking about buying this model. Above the keyboard there's a row of really handy media controls cut into some brushed aluminum. They're very classy looking and they're extremely handy. That way you can mute or un-mute the system or control the volume from right above the keyboard deck. Around the case you'll find a pretty stand selection of ports and connections for a budget laptop. But in a nice touch this one has connections for both high definition video and audio. The key to this systems budget price tag is actually inside of the case. It's built around a Pentium dual-core processor which, while it has 2 cores it's not going to be as fast as a core 2 duo. It's definitely adequate for basic computing but [Background music] it might bog down a bit with heavy multitasking loads. I'm Michelle Thatcher and this is the Gateway T6330U. [ Music ]

New releases

Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
1:54 March 27, 2015
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: What's the difference?
2:30 March 27, 2015
Paralyzed by choice? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt helps you decide if you can really be happy with the base model S6, or if the S6 Edge's...
Play video
2016 Kia Sorento
5:28 March 27, 2015
CNET Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham test-drives the new 2016 Kia Sorento Limited Trim model and checks the tech on this comfortable,...
Play video
Mercedes F 015: Car of the future (CNET On Cars, Episode 62)
20:50 March 27, 2015
Mercedes asks what shall we do when driving ends, the new safety tech that must be on your new-car shopping list, and the Top 5 affordable...
Play video
Imagine a 10TB Solid State Drive
2:58 March 27, 2015
Could a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives ba...
Play video
It shoots. It scores.
2:53 March 27, 2015
Mirrorless Samsung NX1 takes on dSLRs for action photography.
Play video
4 ways to perfect your Netflix experience
2:17 March 27, 2015
These tips from CNET's Dan Graziano could greatly improve your viewing experience on Netflix.
Play video
iPhone 6S features we want
2:41 March 27, 2015
The five features we'd like to see in Apple's 2015 iPhone update.
Play video