Gateway P-7811FX


Gateway P-7811FXNotebook: Gateway P-7811FX (P Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 79.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: 83% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Gateway P-7811FX

Gateway P-7811 FX Gaming Notebook
Source: English
Given a current price of about $1300 the Gateway P-7811 FX gaming notebook is a excellent deal. It’s a practical machine for someone who wants to do some gaming, watch some video, and replace their desktop with a system that can occasionally be moved. It would be great to see an option for an upgraded processor, and there are some small issues that should be fixed down the road, but right now it offers more value for your dollar than almost any other gaming notebook on the market.
Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2008
Rating: price: 90%
70% Gateway P-7811 FX Review
Source: English
The Gateway P-7811 FX has a very good keyboard and screen with an enthusiast video card and surprisingly good battery life. Its port placement isn't ideal and some parts of the chassis are not built as well. However, these do not detract from the fact that at between $500-1000 less than any other notebook with the same class graphics card and components, the P-7811 FX is great for gamers on a budget.
(von 10): 7, Verarbeitung 5, Display 9, Mobilität 8, Leistung 9
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
86% Gateway P-7811FX
Source: CNet English
We don't know how Gateway makes money selling these things, but the combination of high-end components and low price makes the 17-inch Gateway P-7811FX the best mobile gaming deal going right now.
(von 10): 8.6, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 9, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90%
70% Gateway P-7811FX
Source: PC Mag English
Multimedia buffs and casual gamers will love the Gateway P-7811FX's 1080p-quality resolution and energy-efficient premium parts if they can get past its back-breaking weight and 64-bit compatibility issues.
3.5 von 5, Display gut, Preis gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 50%
90% Gateway P-7811FX
Source: Laptop Mag English
Solid productivity performance, excellent graphics, and a reasonable price tag make the Gateway P-7811FX a wise choice for anyone seeking a desktop replacement notebook that can do it all. Some multimedia mavens may prefer the HP Pavilion dv7, which offers better sound and adds a Blu-ray drive and TV tuner for $500 more. But this Gateway system blows away HP’s dv7 when it comes to 3D games and its higher-resolution display.
4.5 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Display gut, Preis zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80%
83% Gateway P-7811FX Laptop
Source: Computer Shopper English
Gateway has updated its FX gaming notebook lineup with Intel's newest high-performance Centrino 2 mobile chipset, and the result is the $1,399 P-7811FX, which delivers superb performance for the money. (It's currently available only at Best Buy.) The Gateway P-7811FX is the fastest notebook we've tested at this price range, and is an excellent gaming laptop, despite its loud cooling fans.
8.3 von 10, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig, Display gut, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% emissions: 40%


NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS:

Based on the desktop 9600 GT (G94 core), the 9800M GTS is produced in 65 nm and 55 nm on the 512 MB and 1024 MB models, respectively. The performance of the GTS is comparable to the GT version due to the higher clock speed. The PureVideo HD engine allows the GPU to decode HD videos.

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.


Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

17.0": 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

79.8%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)