Gateway P-6831FX

Specifications

Gateway P-6831FXNotebook: Gateway P-6831FX (P Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 1200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 68% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway P-6831FX

Gateway P-6831FX Gaming Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
The P-6831FX produced excellent scores in all of our gaming related benchmarks. Not even the Dell XPS M1730 with its dual GeForce 8700M GT's in SLI could outperform the single GeForce 8800M GTS powering the P-6831FX. Though Dell has since upgraded the M1730 with dual GeForce 8800M GPUs as well. It is obvious that the P-6831FX's performance is bottlenecked by the low-end processor, but it still managed to produce amazing benchmark scores in our gaming tests. None of the other the mid-range notebooks in our test came close to the P-6831FX when it came to gaming. Unfortunately the picture is quite different in productivity and CPU intensive tasks. It was easily outclassed in nearly every module of PCMark Vantage and performance in 3DMar06's CPU module was also quite poor.
Preis gut, Leistung mäßig, Verarbeitung gut, Ausstattung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
Gateway P-6831FX Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Bought this bad boy at Best Buy, last one they had and I just had to jump on it for the price. Two weeks in, and this is still a very solid machine... still works perfectly and there are no glaring issues with the build quality... and I have been moving it around a lot in the past two weeks, and even dropped it one time!
(von 10): Verarbeitung 8, Display 8, Mobilität 5, Leistung 9, Preis 9
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2008
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
80% Gateway P-6831FX Gaming Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
If you really want to buy a gaming notebook but don't want to spend several thousand like many of the PC companies would like you to do, the Gateway P-6831FX is an option for those needing high caliber graphics without the price. The system is well suited to other general purpose tasks but gamers will likely get the most out of it.
4 von 5, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Preis sehr gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% workmanship: 50%
Gateway P-6831FX
Source: Laptop Mag English
Gateway’s budget gaming rig offers outstanding performance for a very attractive price. It’s hard not to be impressed by the gaming capabilities of the Gateway P-6831FX, and its large screen size and HDMI port make it a good choice for multimedia fans too. It held up remarkably well on our gaming tests, even against its more expensive sibling. For gamers on a budget, you won’t find a better performing rig for the money.
Display mäßig, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% display: 60%
85% Gateway P-6831FX
Source: CNet English
The good:  One of the lowest-priced laptops with Nividia's GeForce 8800 graphics card; includes 3GB of RAM, HDMI, and eSATA ports.
The bad: Not configurable; lower screen resolution than Gateway's high-end model; underpowered processor; frequent price changes.
The bottom line: We loved the pitch for the Gateway P-6831 FX: a 17-inch laptop with 3GB of RAM and Nividia's GeForce 8800 graphics card for only $1,350. But keep an eye on price changes to get the best deal.
8.5 von 10, Preis gut, Display mangelhaft, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 02/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 50% display: 50%
Gateway P-6831FX User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Seeing this kind of performance from an attractive and upgradable $1,400 notebook should make the boutique notebook makers more than a little nervous. Especially considering that it can run cicles around many of last year's SLI notebooks even with its lowly processor. If this notebook was completely closed, with major components soldered on, at this price it would still be a good deal. But Gateway is offering so much more. The CPU is upgradable. Extra mini-PCIe and Hard Drive bays sit empty, waiting for you to fill them with some future goodness. And peering deep into the FX's innards, I could faintly see another socket exactly where I expect the GPU to be - so there might be some pleasant surprises for the more adventurous hardware tweaker. In short, this is a notebook that should see even an avid gamer get two years of use from. Consider the rapid pace of game development and you will appreciate the compliment.
Leistung gut, Preis mäßig
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2008
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80%

Comment

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 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.


T5450: » 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.


3.8 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.

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82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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