But the 3GB of RAM helped cover up some of the deficiencies, and we ran into only occasional minor slowdown when playing media files, Web surfing, and working office documents at the same time. If that’s the price we have to pay, we’re okay with making the sacrifice. Gateway homepage Gateway notebook section P Series. And peering deep into the FX’s innards, I could faintly see another socket exactly where I expect the GPU to be – so there might be some pleasant surprises for the more adventurous hardware tweaker. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Vista reported its usual optimistic battery expectations, but with a DVD running through Vista Media Center we managed to drain the 9-cell, mAh power pack in minutes.

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So in total, there are six notebook configurations that use the same chassis, but unlike Dell and other competing OEMs, you can’t custom build a laptop to your specifications. But thats where my FX comes in to save the day.

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Yes, my password is: Two weeks in, and this is still a very solid machine Sager looks plain but 683f1x likes a desktop, I wish they did a better job on the battery life. So, details like letters are bigger. Do you already have an account? The CPU is upgradable.


Gateway P-6831FX

We’ve changed, we promise. Gateway PFX on Ciao. As for audio, we were able to bitstream 7.

HP Spectre x 13 late Since 66831fx system is running Windows Vista bit, going beyond 3GB won’t really help. Share This Page Tweet. Newer devices from Gateway are hardly reviewed by specialist media any longer as of Weight is around 9.

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A touch-sensitive volume control bar is located to the left of these buttons–it looks cool but didn’t provide quick-enough response for our tastes.

If this notebook was completely closed, with major components soldered on, at this price it would still be a good deal.

First impressions are variable. You can see our full gallery of PFX photos here. I got my PFX wednesday and have been playing around with it installing things, getting it setup etc A standard touchpad sits below the keyboard, while above is Gateway’s now-standard media control bar, with buttons cut right into the brushed metal border. The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch Audioo share our article, every link counts!


Not configurable; lower screen resolution than Auddio high-end model; underpowered processor; frequent price changes. Non-touch-typists may have a hard time seeing what key they’re hitting.

While it’s a bit smaller and lighter than something like the Dell XPS Mthis is still a massive inch desktop replacement, weighing almost 10 pounds, so don’t expect to lug it around too often. We’d love to see more laptop makers pick up on this screen finish.

In a more recent game, Unreal Tournament IIIwe were able to get more than 80 frames per second at 1,x by turning antialiasing off. Watching movies without the projector, though, shows up a minor irritation: Core 2 Duo T 1.

The modest CPU will also appreciate not being forced to run games at resolutions higher than 1,x You can follow our exploration of this price change in our recent blog post, When is a bargain laptop not a bargain?

There are a few other compromises made, of course.