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Gateway P-170L

Specifications

Gateway P-170LNotebook: Gateway P-170L (P Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 64.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway P-170L

69% Gateway P-170L
Source: CNet English
The good:  Includes HDMI, Bluetooth, and 802.11N Wi-Fi; inexpensive for a big-screen laptop.
The bad: Not configurable; chassis not stiff enough; some parts feel shoddy; no FireWire.
The bottom line: Gateway's budget 17-inch P-170L packs in plenty of extras, including an HDMI port, but this is definitely a laptop for media watchers, not for gamers.
6.9 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 60%
60% Gateway P-170L QS
Source: PC Mag English
The Gateway P-170L QS is a good bargain when you factor in the $1,299 price tag and a new design. At this price, though, you're getting passable features and mediocre performance parts. It does provide a decent desktop-like experience, given its 17-inch widescreen. I think this system would be more attractive to users if it reached the $999 price point, like the Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237. For a more comprehensive media center, with options for an HD DVD drive and dedicated graphics, check out the HP Pavilion dv9500t.
3 von 5, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T7250: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Gateway: Gateway, Incorporated. is a computer hardware company based in California which develops, manufactures, supports, and markets a wide range of personal computers, computer monitors, servers, and computer accessories. AOL acquired Gateway.net, the online component of Gateway  Inc., in 1999. 2007, Acer completed its acquisition of Gateway for approximately US$710 million. The market share outside of the US market is rather low.

Gateway reviews


64.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)