Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Gateway MD series offers several models to choose from and while each of them look the same, they offer different hardware inside. The particular model I am reviewing in the series is available at a variety of retailers. Gateway's MSRP for the machine is $999, but Newegg has the machine from $849.99 U.S. Dollars.
The MD7826u I am reviewing today has the following specifications:
CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Display:15.6-inch widescreen 16:9 1366 x 768
Optical:DVD/RW w LabelFlash
Networking:Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
Graphics:ATI Radeon HD3650 with 512MB RAM
OS:Windows Vista Home Premium
Connectivity:HDMI Out, memory card reader, four USB Ports
It's important to note before we get into the meat of the review, that my review sample was an early production and a few minor specifications were different on my unit. My review unit is burgundy in color; the model is only available in black now. My test machine also features Bluetooth, which did not make it to the final production system.