A faster hard drive would certainly improve load times, but at this price point and for the notebooks intended use, I feel the performance is more then acceptable. The Super Pi performance for the T dual core processor was quite bad, slower than some 2-year old Dothan Pentium M processors:. So far I am pretty impressed with the performance of this notebook. The exhaust vent is on the left side of the notebook. I am happy with this notebook, I think it represents an excellent value and offers more then enough performance for the average home user needing something for everyday tasks. There are shortcuts on the keyboard that you can use with the function button, like adjusting volume, screen brightness, CD controls, etc. I purchased this Gateway after a long search for a budget laptop with decent performance to give as a gift.
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The build of the notebook is average. I like the touchpad, but would recommend setting the sensitivity towards the lighter end of the spectrum, it comes from the factory requiring a firm touch to get it working. Bluetooth and Infrared are not included. I would say it is an improvement gatewzy XP, although nothing revolutionary for my uses.
Before removing these programs, the notebook was almost unbearably slow, and I was at first worrying I made a mistake and contemplated returning it to Circuit City. There are shortcuts on the keyboard that you can use with the function button, like adjusting volume, screen brightness, CD controls, etc. The 3 USB ports are all on the left side and the Ethernet connection is on the right side which is annoying.
All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. The other stuff McAffee, Napster, BigFix, Etc was taking up too many system resources and slowing things down, especially during start up, so I removed them manually without doing the clean install.
The Super Pi performance for the T dual core processor was quite bad, slower than some 2-year old Dothan Pentium M processors:. Vista Home Premium looks cool and is easy to use.
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Not only is it faster then my ThinkPad, it can last longer away from the plug as well. I would recommend it to anyone on a budget with average computing needs looking for something portable, or anyone that is simply not looking to blow a huge chunk of change on a notebook. The flex seems to be worse towards the edges of the keyboard.
The MT can also be upgraded with a faster hard drive and maybe another gig of RAM if desired down the road, but I feel that it has exceeded my expectations and is quite quick as delivered. Initially booting up and shutting down are a little long, and programs pause when loading, but nothing horrible- I was actually expecting worse.
The screen is very bright and crisp otherwise. The touchpad has a textured finish to it that I like, and the vertical scroll area on the right side is clearly separated by a small raised section.
The brushed aluminum and flat black case make it an attractive notebook as well — better looking than the budget offerings from Dell, although the new HP notebooks do look pretty slick.
As I stated earlier, the keyboard has gateay good amount of flex.
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Visit our network of sites: They do feel sturdy though. Websites load very quickly, and there is virtually no lag when navigating the internet or between programs that are already running.
I think that overall I got a good deal on the laptop. Pretty standard stuff, there are no extra volume or other media control buttons like on some other consumer notebooks out there.
A faster hard drive would certainly improve load times, but at this price point and for the notebooks intended use, I feel the performance is more then acceptable. If you use a mouse and are right handed, this may be an issue for you. According to comparison results the T with integrated graphics in the Gateway performed just slightly worse than the Toshiba Tecra M6 with a 1.
I purchased this Gateway after a long search for a budget laptop with decent performance to give as a gift. I think the screen looks good, especially next to my IBM T41, but it does have a stuck pixel on the right side in the middle.
Everything is snappy and smooth. This laptop has an appealing design and feels sturdy, the lid resists fingerprints and it has great battery life. I guess one of the upsides of a rpm drive is that the notebook stays quiet and cool. The Screen is a Widescreen The palm rest barely gets warm, and when the fan does run it is quiet and hardly noticeable.