Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway P-171XL
Source: PC Mag
Three thousand dollars might sound expensive for any laptop, but when you consider the $600 CPU and the even pricier graphics card, the Gateway P-171XL FX doesn't seem like such a bad deal. If you're a gamer on a tight budget, you can always go with lower-priced alternatives, such as the Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 ($2,499) or the ASUS G2S ($1,850). Or you could really trick it out by going with my Editors' Choice, the Dell XPS M1730 ($4,024). But for those gamers whose budgets fall somewhere in between, the Gateway P-171XL FX has a good balance of premium parts and price for a gaming laptop.
4 von 5, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40%
Pricing in at $2,999, our Gateway P-171XL FX Edition review model is priced towards the middle of the gaming notebook segment, with the Toshiba X205 coming in at $2,000 and the Dell M1730 starting at $3,538 for a system with similar capabilities. For consumers looking at purchasing one of these models, it really comes down to user preference, on what brand they trust the most, and what design you want to carry around to show off at class. The Gateway offers very good hardware and performance for the price, and is a worthy contender against gaming notebooks.
Leistung sehr gut, Verarbeitung schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2008
Rating: performance: 90% workmanship: 40%
The good: Excellent performance; good value for high-end parts; includes HDMI and eSATA ports.
The bad: Not configurable, which means you're stuck paying for an HD DVD drive.
The bottom line: Combining a top laptop CPU and graphics card for less than the competition, the Gateway P-171XL FX jumps to the top of our favorite gaming laptops list, even if you get stuck with an HD DVD drive.
7.7 von 10, Leistung exzellent, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 95%
Source: Digital Trends
We were impressed with the Alienware M9750, but we’re even more impressed that the P-171 has all-around better hardware, and costs $1,500 less. It’s truly a remarkable achievement to offer this much power at a reasonable price point. Even better, Gateway is also offering two other FX notebook models with slightly lower specs for $2K and $1600, which is crazy affordable for a gaming notebook. Though we don’t like the lame trialware Gateway includes with the notebook it’s nothing 30 minutes of cleanup won’t fix. And we’d also like to see a DVI-out port instead of the legacy VGA port, though the inclusion of an HDMI connector is a nice touch.
Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Preis zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2008
Rating: price: 70% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
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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.
78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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