Gateway P Series

Gateway P-7908uProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, Intel Core 2 Duo T5450, Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS, NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 17.0 inch, 17.1 inch
Weight: 3.7kg, 3.8kg, 4kg, 4.1kg, 4.2kg, 4.4kg
Price: 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1400, 2600 euro
Average Score: 78.81% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 81%, features: 81%, display: 75%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 63%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

 

Gateway P-170L

Specifications

Gateway P-170LNotebook: Gateway P-170L
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)

Average Score: 64.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

69% Gateway P-170L
Source: CNet English
The good:  Includes HDMI, Bluetooth, and 802.11N Wi-Fi; inexpensive for a big-screen laptop.
The bad: Not configurable; chassis not stiff enough; some parts feel shoddy; no FireWire.
The bottom line: Gateway's budget 17-inch P-170L packs in plenty of extras, including an HDMI port, but this is definitely a laptop for media watchers, not for gamers.
6.9 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 60%
60% Gateway P-170L QS
Source: PC Mag English
The Gateway P-170L QS is a good bargain when you factor in the $1,299 price tag and a new design. At this price, though, you're getting passable features and mediocre performance parts. It does provide a decent desktop-like experience, given its 17-inch widescreen. I think this system would be more attractive to users if it reached the $999 price point, like the Toshiba Satellite P205-S6237. For a more comprehensive media center, with options for an HD DVD drive and dedicated graphics, check out the HP Pavilion dv9500t.
3 von 5, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80%

 

Gateway P-171S

Specifications

Gateway P-171SNotebook: Gateway P-171S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-171S (Model)

Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

77% Gateway P-171S FX
Source: CNet English
The good:  Excellent performance; good value for high-end parts; includes HDMI and eSATA ports.
The bad: Not configurable, which means you're stuck paying for an HD DVD drive.
The bottom line: Combining a top laptop CPU and graphics card for less than the competition, the Gateway P-171XL FX jumps to the top of our favorite gaming laptops list, even if you get stuck with an HD DVD drive.
7.7 von 10, Leistung exzellent, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 95%

 

Gateway P-171XL

Specifications

Gateway P-171XLNotebook: Gateway P-171XL
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 2600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-171XL (Model)

Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Gateway P-171XL FX
Source: PC Mag English
Three thousand dollars might sound expensive for any laptop, but when you consider the $600 CPU and the even pricier graphics card, the Gateway P-171XL FX doesn't seem like such a bad deal. If you're a gamer on a tight budget, you can always go with lower-priced alternatives, such as the Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4 ($2,499) or the ASUS G2S ($1,850). Or you could really trick it out by going with my Editors' Choice, the Dell XPS M1730 ($4,024). But for those gamers whose budgets fall somewhere in between, the Gateway P-171XL FX has a good balance of premium parts and price for a gaming laptop.
4 von 5, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40%
Gateway P-171XL FX Edition Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Pricing in at $2,999, our Gateway P-171XL FX Edition review model is priced towards the middle of the gaming notebook segment, with the Toshiba X205 coming in at $2,000 and the Dell M1730 starting at $3,538 for a system with similar capabilities. For consumers looking at purchasing one of these models, it really comes down to user preference, on what brand they trust the most, and what design you want to carry around to show off at class. The Gateway offers very good hardware and performance for the price, and is a worthy contender against gaming notebooks.
Leistung sehr gut, Verarbeitung schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2008
Rating: performance: 90% workmanship: 40%
77% Gateway P-171XL FX
Source: CNet English
The good:  Excellent performance; good value for high-end parts; includes HDMI and eSATA ports.
The bad: Not configurable, which means you're stuck paying for an HD DVD drive.
The bottom line: Combining a top laptop CPU and graphics card for less than the competition, the Gateway P-171XL FX jumps to the top of our favorite gaming laptops list, even if you get stuck with an HD DVD drive.
7.7 von 10, Leistung exzellent, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 95%
Gateway P-171XL FX Edition
Source: Digital Trends English
We were impressed with the Alienware M9750, but we’re even more impressed that the P-171 has all-around better hardware, and costs $1,500 less. It’s truly a remarkable achievement to offer this much power at a reasonable price point. Even better, Gateway is also offering two other FX notebook models with slightly lower specs for $2K and $1600, which is crazy affordable for a gaming notebook. Though we don’t like the lame trialware Gateway includes with the notebook it’s nothing 30 minutes of cleanup won’t fix. And we’d also like to see a DVI-out port instead of the legacy VGA port, though the inclusion of an HDMI connector is a nice touch.
Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Preis zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2008
Rating: price: 70% performance: 90% mobility: 80%

 

Gateway P-6825

Specifications

Gateway P-6825Notebook: Gateway P-6825
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-6825 (Model)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

81% Gateway P-6825 All-Purpose Laptop
Source: PC World English
This sweetly priced all-purpose laptop with a big screen would make a good second household PC, but heavy gaming is out. Attention, Best Buy shoppers: This 17-inch laptop costs just $900 (as of 11/29/07), and we found the Gateway P-6825 for an even better $749 at Best Buy's online store. It's a modest portable in some respects, to be sure: Its speed is middling and some of its features are not top-shelf.
Preis sehr gut, (von 100): 81, Leistung 73, Ausstattung 73
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 90% performance: 73% features: 73%

 

Gateway P-6831FX

Specifications

Gateway P-6831FXNotebook: Gateway P-6831FX
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
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

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%

 

Gateway P-171X

Specifications

Gateway P-171XNotebook: Gateway P-171X
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 900 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-171X (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Gateway P-171X
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $1,100, the Gateway P-171X is an affordable and stylish desktop replacement. You get a large and crisp display, plenty of storage space, and bells and whistles you just won’t find for under a grand. It’s not exactly blazing, but if you just need a notebook for home and light media use, the Gateway P-171X is definitely worth a look.
3 von 5, Preis gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% display: 80%

 

Gateway P-6860FX

Specifications

Gateway P-6860FXNotebook: Gateway P-6860FX
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-6860FX (Model)

Average Score: 86.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

92% Gateway P-6860 FX Review
Source: notebookforums.com 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%
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%

 

Gateway P-7811FX

Specifications

Gateway P-7811FXNotebook: Gateway P-7811FX
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-7811FX (Model)

Average Score: 79.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Gateway P-7811 FX Gaming Notebook
Source: Geek.com 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: notebookforums.com 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%

 

Gateway P-7801u

Specifications

Gateway P-7801uNotebook: Gateway P-7801u
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-7801u (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Gateway P-7801u FX Edition
Source: Digital Trends English
Some irks concerning a somewhat cheap-looking exterior aside, Gatway's P-7801u makes a utilitarian machine for working, gaming, and handling all the same tasks a desktop would, on the go. For anyone considering a machine in this size range, it would be difficult to find a comparable notebook for the price.
8 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%

 

Gateway P-7805u

Specifications

Gateway P-7805uNotebook: Gateway P-7805u
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-7805u (Model)

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% Gateway P-7805u FX 17-inch Gaming Desktop Replacemnt Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Gateway's P-7805u FX is probably one of the best overall values available on the market for someone looking for a gaming laptop computer system. It may not have the fastest processor but it has more than enough to play all the latest PC games on it thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS graphics with 1GB of memory. Even though it is designed for those wanting toplay games on it, it can also be used for more general purpose computing as well. It would be nice to see Gateway address the battery design though.
5 von 5, Preis exzellent, Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 95% performance: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 50%

 

Gateway P-7908u

Specifications

Gateway P-7908uNotebook: Gateway P-7908u
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 17 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Gateway homepage
 Gateway notebook section
 P (Series)
 P-7908u (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Gateway P-7908u FX 17-inch Desktop Replacemet Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English
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%

 

Comment

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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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

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.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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.

» 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.

T7250: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.

T5550:

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

P8400:

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).

P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo  processors,  too.

X7900: Formally fastest Core 2 processor of the Merom series. Compared to fast Core 2 Duo models, the X7900 uses more power (44 W TDP) and got a free multiplicator.


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.

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.


3.7 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

4.4 kg:


78.81%: 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.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus G51JX-IX044V
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Asus G51J-IX097V
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.5 kg
» Malibal Lotus
Core i7 920XM, 15.4", 3.4 kg
» Asus G51J-3D
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Asus G51J-1B
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Asus G72GX-TY013V
Core 2 Duo P8700, 17.3", 4 kg
» Asus G51J-A1
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Asus G51J
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Asus G60J
Core i7 720QM, 16.0", 3.42 kg
» Asus G72GX
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.3", 4.05 kg
» Alienware M15x
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 4.34 kg
» Asus G51VX
Core 2 Quad Q9000, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 M865TU
Core 2 Duo P8700, 15.0", 3.2 kg
» Asus G71GX
Core 2 Duo T9550, 17.0", 4.17 kg
» Asus G60VX
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.0", 3.44 kg
» Pioneer Dreambook M86
Core 2 Duo T9600, 15.4", 3.2 kg
» Sager NP8662
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 3.3 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Alienware M17x R3 GTX 580M i7-2820QM
GeForce GTX 580M, Core i7 2820QM
» Alienware M17x R3 GTX 460M i7-2630
GeForce GTX 460M, Core i7 2630QM

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Gateway NE72206u
Radeon HD 8400, A-Series A6-5200, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Gateway NV55S07u-6344G50Mnrk
Radeon HD 6520G, A-Series A6-3400M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway NE56R02I
HD Graphics 3000, Celeron B815, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway NV47H16v-2352G64Mnkk
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Gateway NE56R12u
HD Graphics 3000, Pentium B950, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Gateway NV57H54u
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Gateway NV55S22u
Radeon HD 6620G, A-Series A8-3520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway NV75S17u
Radeon HD 6620G, A-Series A8-3500M, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Gateway NV55C54u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID47H07u
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)