SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway P-6860FX
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%
Source: Digital Trends
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%
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%
Source: Arturogoga 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.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
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.