Pros

  • Great screen and speakers
  • Microsoft Works 8.5 included

Cons

  • Small hard drive

At A Glance

Looks can deceive: The Gateway NX860XL lacks flair, but it's fast and powerful.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NX860XL
Inventory Number 25749
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T7400
Processor speed 2160.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 1050
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce Go 7900 GS
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.8 inches
Depth 10.8 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 9.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit)
Included Software MS Office Basic Edition 2003
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Other Hardware Phone cord
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 80.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 1:56:33 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 379.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 348.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 515.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 431.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 747.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 255.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 834.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 235.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 87.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 98.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 408.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0