More shocking is that the P isn’t even for sale directly from Gateway — it’s only available at retail outlets. Okay, so Gateway cut down the graphics card a bit and they went with one of the cheapest Core 2 Duo processors available. We liked the finish, which was somewhere between the high-gloss finish found on most consumer notebooks too much glare and the matte finish found on business systems too muted. But Gateway is offering so much more. As amazing as it may seem, there really weren’t any other serious compromises:. Brabulla Nov 28,

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The mobile world might finally get exciting again in And peering deep into the FX’s 6831fc, I could faintly see another socket exactly where I expect the GPU to be – so there might be some pleasant surprises for the more adventurous hardware tweaker.

But the 3GB of RAM helped cover up some of the deficiencies, and we ran aduio only occasional minor slowdown when playing media files, Web surfing, and working office documents at the same time.

I got my PFX wednesday and have been playing around with it installing things, getting it setup etc Non-touch-typists may have a hard time seeing what key they’re hitting. While it’s a bit smaller and lighter than something like the Dell XPS Mthis is 6381fx a massive inch desktop replacement, weighing almost 10 pounds, so don’t expect to lug it around too often. None of the other the mid-range notebooks in our test came close to the PFX when it came to gaming.

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Gateway PFX review: Gateway PFX – CNET

So, details like letters are bigger. Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. You can follow our exploration of this price change in our recent blog post, When is a bargain laptop not a bargain? Gateway PFX on Ciao. As for audio, we were able to bitstream 7.

Gateway P-6831FX

We liked the finish, which was somewhere between the high-gloss finish found on most consumer notebooks too much glare and the matte finish found on business systems too muted. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. Perhaps you don’t need high performance graphics but would like a faster processor? Okay, so Gateway cut down the graphics card a bit and they went with one of the cheapest Core 2 Duo processors available. Compare These Lenovo Yoga C I then tried it in winamp and it did nothing.

But Gateway is offering so aucio more. I might run DXwebsetup and see if that does anything, but somehow I doubt it will Or so we originally thought.

We tried it with an Onkyo DCT 9. Especially considering that it can run cicles around many of last year’s SLI notebooks even with its lowly processor. But keep an eye on price changes to get the best deal.

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P-6831FX sound problems (no sound)

The T works well for gaming already, so a faster CPU for free is merely icing on the cake. Don’t show this again.

First, Gateway equips the notebook with a whopping 3GB of memory. Core 2 Duo T 1. After that, I tried playing an mp3 file in winamp and got no sound, but it was just that You get everything that you would expect to find in a reasonably high-end notebook.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Please, switch off ad blockers. First impressions are variable. Packing a laptop with a full-sized keyboard, screen bigger than many use with their desktop and the sort of specs that gobble through even the most capacious of batteries has always struck me as cheating a little.

The keyboard and separate number pad are generous with large, flat keys, but they’re made of an 66831fx glossy plastic, which picks up plenty of glare.

All of this is put into a 17″ chassis. Right click the speaker in the system tray and select ‘Playback Devices.