Gateway P-171XL


Gateway P-171XLNotebook: Gateway P-171XL (P Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 2600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 92%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway P-171XL

80% Gateway P-171XL FX
Source: PC Mag English
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%
Gateway P-171XL FX Edition Review
Source: English
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%
77% Gateway P-171XL FX
Source: CNet English
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%
Gateway P-171XL FX Edition
Source: Digital Trends English
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%


NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS:

The Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS is based upon the Desktop G92 chip and offers better performance than the GeForce 8700M GT due to a 256 bit memory bus and larger number of Shader cores.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo  processors,  too.

X7900: Formally fastest Core 2 processor of the Merom series. Compared to fast Core 2 Duo models, the X7900 uses more power (44 W TDP) and got a free multiplicator.» 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.

4.2 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, 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

78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Gateway P-6860FX
Core 2 Duo T5550
» Gateway P-6831FX
Core 2 Duo T5450
» Gateway P-171S
Core 2 Duo T7250

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion HDX9313TX
Core 2 Extreme X9000, 20.1", 8.2 kg
» HP Pavilion HDX9203KW
Core 2 Duo T9500, 20.1", 8 kg
» HP Pavilion HDX9320EG
Core 2 Duo T8100, 20.1", 7.1 kg
» HP Pavilion HDX9270eg
Core 2 Duo T9300, 20.1", 7 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» HP ZBook 17 G2 J8Z55ET
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» MM Vision NB3785
Radeon HD 7970M, Core i7 3610QM
» Asus G71G
GeForce 9800M GS, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Asus M70VN
GeForce 9650M GT, Core 2 Duo P8600
» Alienware M17
Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Schenker mySN XMG7
GeForce 9800M GTX, Core 2 Extreme X9100
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9300
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T8300
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR830E
GeForce 8400M GT, Core 2 Duo T8300
» Asus M70VM
GeForce 9600M GS, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Satellite X200-24V
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9300
» Acer TravelMate 7320
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Celeron M 540
» Asus A7k
Mobility Radeon HD 2600, Turion 64 X2 TL-58
» Toshiba Satellite X200-219
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T7500
» Acer TravelMate 7520G
Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT, Turion 64 X2 TL-66
» Asus X72SA
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9300
» Asus M70SA
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9300
» Gateway P-171X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5450
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR61ZU
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T8300
» Medion Akoya Extreme X7810
GeForce 8700M GT, Core 2 Extreme X7800
» Asus G2SG
GeForce 8700M GT, Core 2 Duo T9300
» Gateway P-170L
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250

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