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Gateway 15.6" FHD Ultra Slim Notebook, Intel Core i5-1035G1, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD $499

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The 15.6-inch Gateway Ultra Slim Notebook features a 1080p screen that brings a crystal-clear picture for any and all of your tasks. The Intel Core i5 processor lets you ease through your daily tasks. Tuned by THX™ audio products enable listeners to get the best audio quality possible by providing custom fidelity improvements, balanced reproduction, and optimal frequency response.

Windows 10 Home
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor (1.0GHz, Up to 3.6GHz, 6M Cache)
15.6" LCD IPS Display, (1920 x 1080)
Tuned by THX™ Audio
256 GB Solid State Drive
16 GB Onboard RAM
Built-in Fingerprint Scanner (Windows Hello)
1MP Front-Facing Camera
Up to 10 hours of battery life
Micro SD Slot (Up to 512 GB) x 1
HDMI Output x 1
USB Type-C (Charge + Data transfer) x 1
USB 3.0 x 2
Kensington Lock x 1
Built-in Stereo Speakers x 2
Bluetooth 5.1
Built-in Microphone
Product Dimensions: 14.8" x 9.6" x 0.8"
Weight: 4.1 lbs.
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Have backlit keyboard?
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Why do they put such small SSDs in these systems? I just bought a SSD yesterday and the price difference between a 256GB and a 512GB was only $10. Surely even less for OEMs.
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Gateway computers seen to run SUPER slowly after a very short while, and are prone to overheating.
Is this old experience? So far as I know this brand name was literally *JUST* brought back from the graveyard & these have *nothing* in common with the old company outside of the brand name.
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I just got done returning this and the smaller one to walmart. My main reasons for doing so:

- sketchy website for the PC maker itself, scant on details especially in the support area. Appears to be a phone number and email only. No documentation, not online, not in the box, not on the PC itself in digital format.

- soldered RAM. Yes 16GB is probably fine but we like options, don't we?

- lack of access to replace even the battery (let alone HD or RAM) without dismantling the unit. One small door on the bottom to access an m.2 port, otherwise you are taking out like 8-10 screws to remove the whole bottom.

-very minor gripe and not a dealbreaker, but another "negative" to be aware of is that it has that matte finish that absolutely loooooves fingerprints, smudges, etc.

- Sound was my final straw - very horribly tinny, even for a laptop.

Now if you can forgo all of the above, it is a very nice feeling build, sturdy, great screen, good touchpad, nice keys etc.

And if you want to get your fill of the "wow gateway really? Is it 1995 again haha. I'll take one with a floppy drive lol" just go read the other thread. It's all been done.
Many, many current and recent laptops require taking off the whole bottom to replace the battery or anything else. Some models of Macbooks have the battery glued in place. Replacing the battery is a once every 2-3 year event so not a big deal. I am surprised that they give easy access to an m.2 slot. Is it the hard drive slot or an extra one? 99% of the buyers will never want or need to upgrade anything on this laptop so the fact that you have to take off 8-10 screws is nothing.
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Why do they put such small SSDs in these systems? I just bought a SSD yesterday and the price difference between a 256GB and a 512GB was only $10. Surely even less for OEMs.
Where are you seeing a price difference of only $10 between 256GB and 512GB SSD? Typically it would be at least $20 or more. I service PCs every day and 95% of my customers are using less than 120GB even when they have a 1TB drive installed.
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Any chance there will be better deals near Black Friday ?
There's always a chance but it's hard to imagine prices going a lot lower than this for similar configs. And you'd have to deal with the Black Friday crowds or any deals being sold out online for a chance to maybe save $50.

If you don't need 16GB RAM, you can get a Dell 15.6" or an HP 14", either with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for $449 from Costco. And if you buy it with the Costco Visa, you effectively get 4 years of warranty on top of Costco's generous 90 day return policy.
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I just got done returning this and the smaller one to walmart. My main reasons for doing so:

- sketchy website for the PC maker itself, scant on details especially in the support area. Appears to be a phone number and email only. No documentation, not online, not in the box, not on the PC itself in digital format.

- soldered RAM. Yes 16GB is probably fine but we like options, don't we?

- lack of access to replace even the battery (let alone HD or RAM) without dismantling the unit. One small door on the bottom to access an m.2 port, otherwise you are taking out like 8-10 screws to remove the whole bottom.

-very minor gripe and not a dealbreaker, but another "negative" to be aware of is that it has that matte finish that absolutely loooooves fingerprints, smudges, etc.

- Sound was my final straw - very horribly tinny, even for a laptop.

Now if you can forgo all of the above, it is a very nice feeling build, sturdy, great screen, good touchpad, nice keys etc.

And if you want to get your fill of the "wow gateway really? Is it 1995 again haha. I'll take one with a floppy drive lol" just go read the other thread. It's all been done.
Get used to it. The thinner laptops get, the less upgrade-able and the thinner the sound. Batteries have been going this way for years and soldered RAM will continue to spread with the current form factor and thickness of the slots.
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Your experience with a Gateway computer 7 years ago is totally useless information. It is not even the same company as it was 7 years ago. Besides that, you can find similar stories about every brand of computer. There have been specific models of Dell and HP known for overheating issues. That doesn't mean that every computer they ever make has the same design. These companies make numerous models and change every year. So the idea that your experience from 7 years ago is relevant is ridiculous.
Your takeaway on what you think is relevant is your opinion of course. I'm just saying don't expect a revitalized Oldsmobile brand to start making Ferraris.
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Gateway computers seen to run SUPER slowly after a very short while, and are prone to overheating.
As a person that has already spoken negatively on this deal, I can say that's irrelevent.

Back when Gateway was still around, laptops were probably running Pentium 4 or first gen Intel Centrino processors. We've come a long way since then, and processors are running extremely efficiently these days.

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I just got done returning this and the smaller one to walmart. My main reasons for doing so:

- sketchy website for the PC maker itself, scant on details especially in the support area. Appears to be a phone number and email only. No documentation, not online, not in the box, not on the PC itself in digital format.

- soldered RAM. Yes 16GB is probably fine but we like options, don't we?

- lack of access to replace even the battery (let alone HD or RAM) without dismantling the unit. One small door on the bottom to access an m.2 port, otherwise you are taking out like 8-10 screws to remove the whole bottom.

-very minor gripe and not a dealbreaker, but another "negative" to be aware of is that it has that matte finish that absolutely loooooves fingerprints, smudges, etc.

- Sound was my final straw - very horribly tinny, even for a laptop.

Now if you can forgo all of the above, it is a very nice feeling build, sturdy, great screen, good touchpad, nice keys etc.

And if you want to get your fill of the "wow gateway really? Is it 1995 again haha. I'll take one with a floppy drive lol" just go read the other thread. It's all been done.
I just upgraded a friend's laptop to SSD. It was like a 2013 Asus computer. It has many of the same gripes you have with this one.

RAM, HD, and battery not accessible without removing about 9 screws on the back panel.

The support was absolutely horrible. I was trying to get a wifi driver from Asus website, but all they had was some Asus update utility that needed internet to use. Kinda defeated the point.

So I'm just saying, it's not unusual for laptops to have that these days. Even from years before. It allows them to make the laptops smaller which everyone is obsessed with nowadays.
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Have backlit keyboard?
This is the real question! I'd like to know too.
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If you are spending $500, there are so much better options. Man.... Walmart cheap laptops are getting expensive.

Having said that, my $200 motile Ryzen 3 has proved more than capable. Short of playing games, more than enough for media, office use. I just looked it up, they are selling it over $350, no Bueno at that price.
Any link for better option? This laptop meets all my needs and $500 but many downsides someone addresses, hold my trigger!
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No backlit keyboard.
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The Gateway website says it's equipped with Windows-S - which totally explains the limitations you were dealing with. Microsoft has it set up so that if Users want to get out of "S-mode", you simply upgrade for free through the Microsoft Store App (should've been pre-installed on the machine).
The i5 models aren't windows 10 s... As far as I know. Walmart says it's windows ten home. From what I understand windows ten s limits you to the Microsoft store for your applications. I was able to install applications from the web and use them I just had a lot of administrator permission issues. Don't know why I got the down votes lol
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Your takeaway on what you think is relevant is your opinion of course. I'm just saying don't expect a revitalized Oldsmobile brand to start making Ferraris.
If computers were anything like cars, you might have a point. Brand names on computers don't mean much. All these computers are made in China. They all use many of the same parts. The overlap between brands is greater than most people think. I would be surprised if some factories are not producing machines for multiple brands.
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My first laptop was Gateway i bought back in 2006. It was good, sleek but bad cheap material.
Also have some funny ending, Used it for 2 years before ants in india ate it all and turned it into fine powder Smilie
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