Gateway P-6860FX


Gateway P-6860FXNotebook: Gateway P-6860FX (P Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 86.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 84%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway P-6860FX

92% Gateway P-6860 FX Review
Source: English
For the price, you cannot beat this laptop. I spent nearly a week trying to find a laptop that dollar-per-dollar matched this. The only thing that comes close is the new Toshiba Qosmio, but due to its horrible shade of ruby red, will probably scare more customers away. So things do limit this from being perfect. The fact it has the ability to have two drives, but no raid is odd. Also, the screen casing, while nice, is a bit flimsy, but nothing cheap. I also don't get putting 667mhz memory when 800 is basically the same price. Oh in a perfect world i guess.
9.2 von 10, Verarbeitung 9, Display 9, Mobilität 9, Leistung 10, Preis gut
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
85% Gateway P-6860FX
Source: Digital Trends English
Gateway has made an amazingly affordable gaming notebook with the P-6860FX. Like we said before, most gaming notebooks cost and arm and a leg, but at just $1,349 the P-6860FX is a remarkable bargain that delivers excellent performance. The only complaints we have are very minor, which include its relatively slow processor and its counter-intuitive volume buttons, but that’s about it. Just remember it’s only available at Best Buy, so if you want more information about it you have to visit the retail portion of Gateway’s website.
8.5 von 10, Preis ausgezeichnet, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 95% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Gateway P-6860FX
Source: CNet English
The Gateway P-6860FX offers GeForce 8800 gaming muscle and plenty of memory in a midpriced laptop, making it a great choice for gamers who fall just short of hardcore.
8 von 10, Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% Analisis: Notebook Gateway P-6860FX (Guest Posting)
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 95%


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.


Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

» 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

86.75%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

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

» Gateway P-6831FX
Core 2 Duo T5450
» Gateway P-171XL
Core 2 Extreme X7900
» 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

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» 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, 2008-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)