Pros

  • High-end perks like HDMI, eSATA ports
  • A good value for mobile gamers

Cons

  • Tinny, two-bit speakers

At A Glance

Gateway's got a full-fledged gamer's bargain notebook packed with more ports and options than you'll know what to do with.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Processor speed 2260.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1200
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce Go 9800M GTS
Storage
Drive size 200.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 827103150360
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.8 inches
Depth 11.8 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight 10.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 10.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Included Software
  • Cyberlink Power2Go
  • Gateway Shield Security Software
  • MS Office Home & Student 2007
  • OS Recovery DVD
  • MS Money Essentials
  • Norton Internet Security
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • ESATA
  • Phone cord
  • VGA
  • HDMI

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 90.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 3:15:56 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 337.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 371.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 430.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 679.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 234.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 533.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 224.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 162.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 121.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 420.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0