SpecificationsNotebook: Gateway P-7908u (P Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 17 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
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Reviews for the Gateway P-7908u
Source: Comp Reviews
Gateway has produced some very affordable high performance gaming focused laptops with its P series laptops. Their latest P-7908u FX certainly brings high performance graphics to the table but too many of its other components lag behind for it to be an excellent gaming system. Sure, the GeForce GTX 260M can really drive today's games but the low resolution panel and older Core 2 Duo processor are falling behind.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M:
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M is essentially a higher clocked GeForce 9800M GTX based on the G92b core built under a 55nm manufacturing process. Because of the architectural difference, the 260M is less powerful (and quite dissimilar) to the similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 260.
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.
Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» 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.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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