Still, we didn’t run into any slowdown or stuttering when playing media files, Web surfing, and working office documents at the same time. Please, switch off ad blockers. Log in or Sign up. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. I’m not really sure what’s wrong at this point. You can follow our exploration of this price change in our recent blog post, When is a bargain laptop not a bargain? You can see our full gallery of PFX photos here.

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Gateway P-6831 FX: Best Midrange Gaming Notebook Ever

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted But Gateway is offering so much more. We’ve changed, we promise.

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Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Gateway’s recent refreshes of these systems have been equally impressive, even if they just offer minor component tweaks, in the form of the high-end PFX and a new version of the company’s budget gaming laptop, the PFX.

With the Nvidia GeForce GTS graphics card, we were able to get frame rates reasonably close to the more expensive P, and got more than 60 frames per second in Unreal Tournament III even at the display’s maximum resolution.

But the 3GB of RAM helped cover up some of the deficiencies, and we ran into only occasional minor slowdown when playing media files, Web surfing, and working office documents at the same time. Since the system is running Windows Vista bit, going beyond 3GB won’t really help.

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Gateway’s new FX line of laptops, including the PFX, lacks the glowing alien heads, flashing lights, and other “hey, look at me! Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

Unfortunately the picture is quite different in productivity and CPU auvio tasks. This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

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Okay, so Gateway cut down the graphics card a bit and they went with one of the cheapest Core 2 Duo processors available. As amazing as it may seem, there really weren’t any other serious compromises:.

None of the other the mid-range notebooks in our test came close to the PFX when it came to gaming. These backlit buttons look cool, but it’s sometimes hard to tell if you’ve pressed them hard enough. Physically identical to the Gateway Aurio FX and PFX models we recently tested, the PFX has the same glossy black plastic chassis with brushed aluminum detailing and copper accents around the keyboard, making a more subtle gaming machine than Alienware or Dell models.

I got my PFX wednesday and have been playing around with it installing things, getting it setup etc We tested the bit p-68331 game Crysis on both this system and the older P model which has bit Vistabut, as we expected, the difference in performance was negligible. First impressions are variable.

I ran DXdiag and everything looks ok there, no error messages. Perhaps one of the biggest drawbacks to Gateway notebooks is that there are no customization options in terms of components. The P is undoubtedly the most interesting of the six models anyway Price comparison Reviews on Laptops at Ciao.

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Gateway PFX review: Gateway PFX – CNET

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. The keyboard and separate number pad are generous with large, flat keys, but they’re made of an especially glossy plastic, which picks up plenty of tateway. The higher-end models have thankfully dropped the fairly worthless HD DVD drive, but there are no Blu-ray options in the P-series lineup. These backlit media control and quick-launch buttons look cool, but it’s sometimes hard to tell if you’ve pressed them hard enough.

None of the mp3 files on my machine will play. Weight is around 9. Above the keyboard is a row of media controls, with buttons cut right p-66831 the brushed metal border.

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More shocking is that the P isn’t even for sale directly from Gateway — it’s only available at retail outlets. You can follow our exploration of this price change in our recent blog post, When is a bargain laptop not a bargain? We’d love to see more laptop makers pick up gateqay this screen finish.

Windows Vista Premium bit.