G Styled: Size Matters (And So Does Style) – Samsung R780 vs. Gateway NV7901u

Everyone needs a bit of style advice in their life, especially if the only style decisions you ever make have to do with the color of your MacBook cover. To bring a bit more vogue into our world we’ve invited Jason Anderson, publisher of G Style Magazine, to contribute a weekly post on laptop and gadget panache.

While slim, ultra thin laptops are all the rage right now, we can’t forget that big laptops need love too! I checked out two bigger boned laptops this week in the Samsung R780 and the Gateway NV7901u.

First off the bat, the Samsung really looked quite elegant compared to the Gateway. The Samsung laptop oozes class, like a designer outfit that you would wear to the Oscars. Anyone who is anyone would want to be seen in it. It has style, a beautiful color, and fits the body well. It makes you look good, and that is the Samsung R780.

Then you have Gateway NV7901u. While it does have that nice glossy finish for the top cover, the design pattern that the designers chose is meh at best. Also, can someone please tell me what is up with Gateway’s name badges on their recent models? Did they put any thought into where the logo should be placed? It looks as if it was just wrapped around the top lid and its current spot just looks awkward.

The sexiness that begins with the Samsung closed continues when you open it. I’m quite happy about this, as a lot of laptop makers go to great lengths (though they tend to fail most times) to make the laptop look hot when closed, but the minute you open it? Not so much. With the Samsung R780, it looks the same on the inside as the outside and this was a pleasant surprise. With the Gateway NV7901u, there wasn’t too much surprise there — it was just that generic black keyboard.

The screens were interesting as well. When I pumped up both laptops to their highest brightness levels, the Samsung was my preferred choice again. While the Gateway did seem to be brighter than the Samsung, the picture seemed washed out, while the Samsung had deeper colors and I enjoyed looking at it more.

To wrap up, both of these laptops are on the hefty side of the scale, so I wouldn’t recommend any of these if you travel a lot. But when it comes to these full figured laptops, the Gateway NV7901u is as appealing as watching Rosie O’Donnell ballroom dancing. The Samsung R780 has the charm and star quality of Precious star Gabourey Sidibe!

Samsung R780 G Style Rating: Fashion Forward (Oscar Red Carpet Star)

Gateway NV7901u G Style Rating: Hot Mess (Oscar Backdoor Only Access)

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