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Gateway P-171XL


Gateway P-171XL
Gateway P-171XL (P Series)
Graphics adapter
17.10 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, glossy: yes
4.2 kg ( = 148.15 oz / 9.26 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
2600 Euro
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Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 92%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway P-171XL

80% Gateway P-171XL FX
Source: PC Mag English version
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: English version
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 version
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 version
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%


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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.

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

17.10": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.2 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.

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.

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).

78.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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Gateway P-171XL
Gateway P-171XL
Stefan Hinum, 2008-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)