Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway P-170L
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
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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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
In 2014 to 2016, Gateway did no longer belong to the Top 10 laptop manufacturers/distributors. Newer devices from Gateway are hardly reviewed by specialist media any longer (as of 2016).
64.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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