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Old 05-10-2005, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think? This laptop has had excellent reviews.

Gateway M680XL
2.0 Ghz P-M
2 GB DDR2 533Mhz Memory (two 1gb dimms)
80GB 5400rpm HD
Wireless b/g Card
128MB ATI x700 Video
17.0" WSXGA TFT Active Matrix (ultrabright)
8x DVD+-RW Burner
8-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Windows XP Professional
3 Year Warranty Parts/Labor/NoOnsite

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Additional Items +$644.99

You can get a discount to $2200 on this system, you can also get some discounts on the 460 series if you email this guy - - you can email him a Gateway quote and a price and he will let you know if he can get it done for you.

Good deal considering if you want a 17" screen dell and you want to upgrade from 1GB to 2GB Dell charges $999.

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except that x700 just killed it for hardcore gamers

it'll play HL2/cs:s maxed and everything, but it's not top notch like the go6800's (dell has them for around 2.5k)


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on Dells website the 9300 with everything the same except for Gateway has an 8 cell battery and the dells is a 6 cell, Gateway has a 3 year warranty & dell is a 1 year, and Gateway has X700 & Dell has the 6800. The Dell w/ 2 GB is at $3100 without tax.

I think the Gateway looks a lot better than the dell one too, besides does that video card justify $900?
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imo 2gb ram and a pentium-m cpu just don't mix. if you're doing any of the cpu-intensive work that justifies getting 2gb, you'll want a pentium 4 based laptop, not penium-m.
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As jnev_89 put it, 2gb is overkill. If you are going to use anything that will require 2gb RAM, you will not be using that processor. I know people with x64 system that dont even have 2gb. I think that was just there as a selling point for the laptop.

Not only did the x700 kill it for gamers, but the entire thing kiled it for everyone. It's a Gateway. 'Nuff said.
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