Talk me out of this Gateway laptop

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  1. Balbino

    Balbino New Member

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    As seen on best buy dot com


    99% internet browsing, maybe burning a dvd here and there.


    Specs for non link clickers:
    AMD Athlon™ X2 QL-64* dual-core processor
    Features 64-bit platform, HyperTransport™ and AMD PowerNow!™ technologies and Enhanced Virus Protection.** AMD dual-core technology
    Enables you to work or play with multiple programs without impacting performance; AMD64 technology provides simultaneous support for 32-bit and 64-bit computing; 1MB L2 cache memory for efficient processing. 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
    For multitasking power. Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive
    With double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media. Also supports DVD-RAM. 15.6" WXGA high-definition LED-backlit display
    With Ultrabright technology and 1366 x 768 resolution brings life to your movies and games. 320GB SATA hard drive
    For fast read/write times. ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics
    With up to 1919MB of HyperMemory supporting Shade Model 4.0 and Microsoft DirectX 10.0. HDMI port for connecting peripherals. 2nd-generation Dolby Sound Room audio enhancement
    With Dolby Headphone, Dolby Natural Bass and Dolby Sound Space Expander for a lush soundscape. Built-in high-definition webcam with microphone
    Makes it easy to chat with and send video mail to family and friends. Multiformat digital media card reader
    Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats. 4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
    For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
    Connect to the Internet without wires. Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector and V.92 high-speed data/fax modem
    For flexible wired Web connectivity options. Weighs 6.8 lbs. and measures just 1.5" thin
    For portable power. Long battery life
    Of up to 3 hours battery life gives you more time away from an outlet. Honeycomb design
    For a stylish look. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition operating system
    With Service Pack 1 preinstalled provides a stable operating platform.
     
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    that BLOWS for a 15.6" screen.
     
  3. CodeX

    CodeX Guest

    Shitty video card, shitty display, I hope you don't like seeing window contents while dragging, because you'll probably have to turn that off to get decent performance while dragging windows around :mamoru:
     
  4. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    Price of said laptop?
     
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    if it's more than $300 it's total fail.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Note to self - Large HDs increase r/w times.

    On your two internal speakers... right.

    Up to 3 hours means it's a 6 cell shit battery that will last about 2 hours when you first start to use it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    sounds great, if you never need to rely on it for anything because the first time you need to do something important, it will break.
     
  8. Balbino

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    It was 499. This is the feedback I was looking for. My budget is <600 if there are any suggestions.
     
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    checkout sites like slickdeals.net, techbargains.com, etc
    get one with an Intel T4200 cpu and up
    avoid Acer
     

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