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Gateway EC1803h

Discussion in 'Gateway and eMachines' started by daveloft, Aug 27, 2009.

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  1. daveloft

    daveloft Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have been waiting for the Acer Aspire 1410 to become available in Canada and I came across the Gateway EC1803h from Future Shop and it looks identical. I checked Gateways website and they have no reference to it and I can't find any info of it online. Aside from the link on Future Shop its like it doesn't exist. So I'm obviously concerned about support, so does anyone have one and have any experiences to share?
     
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    Rahul I joined NBR in January 2005, how time flies!

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    It just a rebadge/rebrand of the Acer 1410/1810, Acer acquired Gateway and Packard Bell a while back so you will see similar laptops with three different brands but some different specs.

    Interesting how this has 3gb of ram whereas the Acer models have 2gb when Acer acquired Gateway, Gateway is supposed to be higher end than Acer? :confused:
     
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    Well I decided to pick it up and give it a go, $499.99 Canadian is quite decent. I know Best Buy in Canada will be getting the Acer 1410 at some point and it also has 3GB of RAM but it will be selling for $549.99 Canadian. Future Shops website advertises a 5600 mAh battery but it does indeed come with the same 4400 mAh battery the Acer 1410 has.

    I previously had the Gateway LT31 I purchased from Best Buy for $449.99 but returned it as soon as I saw this one. Better processor, better graphics, more RAM, HDMI, 2 RAM slots instead of 1, wireless N instead of G, Gigabit instead of 100 Mbit, Home Premium instead of Home Basic so free upgrade to Windows 7. Its a no brainer.
     
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    i am about to buy the 1410 but i wonder if this gateway version will be coming here to the states... i would prefer the gateway version over the acer
     
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    How thick is it? Does the battery stick out?
     
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    No, the battery doesn't stick out and it lasts for at least 4hrs and maximum 6hrs. Runs perfect with 7 and even with Vista. Multi-tasking is not a challenge for this guy :p
     
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    I just picked one up from Futureshop.

    I was going to get the Acer AS1410 at Staples (they call it the Acer "Burst") but after trying it out in-store, the Gateway seems superior. The keyboard flexes a lot less and the hinges seem stronger (or at least they look that way).

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    28.5 cm x 20.3 cm x 2.3-2.8 cm (height off surface including the feet)
     
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    I am curious about battery life - anywhere close to 8 hours in real use?
     
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    Not with the 4400 mAh, maybe if it had the 5600 mAh. As Drangoshell said it gives anywhere between 4-6 hours depending on use.
     
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