Here are some quick numbers that should illustrate how the T performs. This battery lasted 1: You see, we didn’t really feel it was necessary to completely disassemble the Gateway FX chassis. Although it costs hundreds less than a similarly configured Dell XPS M, it’s still a hefty investment. It might be too flashy for some, but this notebook is meant to be loud and wants to be noticed. All this power comes at a cost, besides being larger and heavier the FX gets hotter and correspondingly louder. Inside, above the inch matte widescreen is a webcam, microphone, and a small blue LED light that glows when the webcam is on.

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Gateway P-6831 FX: Best Midrange Gaming Notebook Ever

We watched a DVD of Terminator 3: During a recent visit to my local Best Buy, I spotted a flashy looking desktop replacement notebook. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Gateway, the perennial market share follower in the PC industry is attempting to join the fray too. The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch This gatwway MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding Amusingly, when installed it protrudes from the back of the FX as if it were an extended battery.

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Storage is another area that sets the FX apart. The keyboard and separate number pad are generous with large, flat keys, but they’re made of an especially glossy plastic, which picks up plenty of glare. The FX is a good performer with plenty of untapped potential.

The newly upgraded Razer Blade is the perfect laptop for undercover gaming. In Crysiswe set the resolution to x and all of the texture settings to Very High, and averaged just 17 fps.

Log in Don’t have an account? Doing so might be a bit of a headache without a plain Vista install disk and setup utility. This is especially true if the CPU is socketed. A good 30 minutes of uninstalling awaits you.

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For gamers on a budget, you won’t find a better performing rig for the money. 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. Install another HDD and you could lug quite a media library around with you … or stream it from another PC over A T should really allow the GPU to spread its wings.

For everyday multitasking the computer fared quite well. You see, we didn’t really feel it was necessary to completely disassemble the Gateway FX chassis.

In this case both processors may be upgradable — although GPU upgrades tend to be p-66831fx due to lack of available upgrade parts. 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.


Over the course of 27 minutes its memory footprint went from an already high MB to 1. This rig offers a full-size, copper-bordered keyboard and number pad below five flush, orange-lit multimedia buttons.

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Extra mini-PCIe and Hard Drive bays sit empty, waiting for you to fill them with some future goodness. Still, the FX offers a lot of room to grow and for that Gateway deserves credit. And games such as Half Life 2 or Oblivion that have user community created realism modifications where the original textures and geometry are enhanced, might be worth revisiting. Think grey slabs of plastic with no personality.

We liked the finish, which was somewhere between the high-gloss finish found on most consumer notebooks too much glare and the matte finish found on business systems too muted.

Very few of the notebooks I have reviewed in the past two years have come with restore disks. Maybe it was something else entirely. We watched a DVD of Beowulfand the picture quality was crisp and full of color. The PFX continues the same winning formula with new components: