This is most often manifested by cheaper and slower video RAM. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The keyboard was great. In this case both processors may be upgradable — although GPU upgrades tend to be iffy due to lack of available upgrade parts. The second access panel hides the two hard drive bays. But thats where my FX comes in to save the day. Its glossy black shell is accented with Halloweenesque orange, silver, and carbon fiber.

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Gateway P-6831FX User Review

While the game was playable running through the forests, firefights were too sluggish gatewag our liking. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in That’s about points higher than the Dell Studio 17a non-Centrino 2 system.

On our Call of Duty ggateway tests gwteway measured the frame rate using the FRAPS applicationwe were able to cut through the first two levels with a stellar average of 90 fps with the settings optimized and the screen set to a resolution of x The movie looked great and showed no noticeable motion blur, but the speakers were merely adequate.

The 8X DVD multi-drive features Bluefooth etching technology, which is nice for making your own custom labels, but we’d gladly trade that for a Blu-ray optical drive. A 17″ chassis 16 by 12 inch desktop footprint gives a PC maker a lot more room to work with and spread things out so the FX also feels thin despite being two inches thick.


Gateway PFX User Review

On the lower-end models, only one of the hard drive bays is occupied, but end-users could easily add a second hard drive should they so desire. Email Name Firstname Comment. Low light conditions produced a grainy image which is common for lower end webcams.

Multimedia fans, too, will be pleased with this notebook’s overall performance, large and crisp display for movie watching, and plethora of ports.

Playing a few rounds at that setting, we didn’t notice any hiccups or jaggies. When we turned up the juice, setting the resolution to its native xand turning all of the eye-candy on, we averaged a very playable 38 frames per second.

Gateway P-6831 FX: Best Midrange Gaming Notebook Ever

Not doing so would reduce overall performance. We also appreciated the large touchpad, and the touch-button volume control was handy for tweaking the volume on the fly.

You can follow our exploration of this price change in our recent blog post, When is a bargain laptop not a bargain? In knocking this home run out of the p-683f1x, Gateway has completely stripped the skin off the ball. Do people still have LAN parties?

Viewing angle is poor. Throughput was decent, coming in at Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. But keep an eye on price changes to get the best deal.

Gateway PFX review: Gateway PFX – CNET

Coupled with a 3DMark06 score of 8,nearly 4, points above average–tells us that this system can hang with the more expensive gaming notebooks. Yateway though the 2. Heck, there is even a modem port. Once Windows started, however, we had no problems multitasking. While HP and Dell can draw on the hot rod artists at VoodooPC and Alienware boutique brands recently acquired to develop cool computers, how do the Gateway folks manage?


In the past I reviewed large form factor notebooks that tended to creak and groan under their own weight as I moved them around. Is the Display Good Enough? I tested it with the Gateway software utility kind of useless and Skype 3. Mounted in the LCD bezel is a 1.

A checkerboard pattern and FX logo grace the lid, bluetoot opens to reveal a stunning inch, high-resolution x widescreen display. Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C, adding a trio of useful features that We watched a DVD of Terminator 3: The hard drives are installed in metal trays that slide into the chassis.