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Gateway P-6831FX

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9.0

Gateway P-6831FX

LAPTOP Magazine
3 March 2008
  • Excerpt: At first glance, the Gateway P-6831FX looks almost exactly like the P-171XL FX Edition. But at half the price, it’s a solid option for gamers on a tighter budget, without sacrificing the graphics power needed to play some of today’s latest games. Multimedia fans, too, will be pleased with this notebook’s overall performance, large and crisp display for movie watching, and plethora of ports.
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Overall 7
7.0

Gaming Laptop Leaves You With Money to Burn

Wired
29 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Pricey gaming laptops are great for bragging rights. Of course, some of us also have bills to pay and beer to buy. Gateway’s solution for the penny-pinching gamer set is the P-6831 FX. The concept behind this nine-pound behemoth is simple: maximum flash for minimum cash. The flash comes in the form of a swank piano-black and brushed-metal chassis, slick integrated media controls, and a touch-sensitive volume slider.
  • Pros: Great value given the price. HDMI out means big-screen gaming. Extra storage options via eSATA and mini-FireWire ports. Large, sturdy keyboard includes numeric pad. Storage space aplenty with 250-GB hard drive. Speakers produce loud stereo sound. Integrated Bluetooth.
  • Cons: Uh … why is there a dialup jack on a gaming rig? Copper colored print on keys is impossible to see in the dark. No high-def optical options. Media control buttons are mushy. Piano finish is a fingerprint magnet. Power adapter port has trouble keeping cord secure. Standard battery protrudes like a cyst. Touch-sensitive volume control is slow to respond. No 5.1 audio output.
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