The Bottom Line The very configurable and affordable Gateway NXX makes it easy to build a reasonably powerful–and visually appealing–machine on a fixed budget. Multitasking test Shorter bars indicate better performance. On the one hand, I like that I can have music playing unobstructed with the lid closed; on the other hand, when the laptop is in my lap, the sound is blocked by my body. The Good Sophisticated look belies budget price; highly configurable; excellent battery life. Gateway NXX keyboard and touchpad view large image.
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The system ran for a very respectable 4 hours, 57 minutes on our MobileMark battery life test using the included six-cell battery.
The series features brushed aluminum palm rests, a scratch-resistant cover, and Windows Vista. Gateway backs the system with a standard one-year mail-in warranty.
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Gateway NX back view view large image. Against a white background, some slightly uneven backlighting is apparent toward the bottom corners.
Dedicated buttons to control volume would be nice a physical volume gqteway would be even nicer. For any serious gatewa, external speakers or headphones are absolutely necessary. Best Laptops for There is no infrared port.
The Gateway NXX is highly configurable, and you can build it out to meet your needs, be it processing power or price. This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding Viewing angles are average at best: The Good Sophisticated look belies budget price; highly configurable; excellent battery life.
Still, the noise is within reason and not so audioo I would be embarrassed to bring the machine to class. The lid bends several millimeters when twisted side-to-side, but does not do so vertically without extreme force.
The Gateway NXX outer box view large image. Included software disks and documentation view large image.
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Sitting side by side with my Compaq Vz and connected to the same network, the NXX shows 2 bars less. The integrated Intel chipset is pathetic, but sufficient to run Aero on Vista.
My laptop has the standard 6-cell lithium ion battery, which Gateway claims will last for upwards of 4 hours. I have a Core 2 Duo E processor in my desktop and have been thoroughly impressed by its performance and lack of heat issues, so I knew I wanted the mobile version of the processor.
The unit shipped without any dead pixels that I can detect. The only thing missing is an ExpressCard slot, which is not a deal breaker for casual users.
Gateway NXX Review
Gateway NX view large image. The newly upgraded Razer Blade is the perfect laptop for undercover gaming. Still, I am very happy with the battery life.
Plus, we’ve seen similarly sized laptops that shave a pound or so off that, such as the Fujitsu LifeBook A I tried to run Wolfenstein: I have had bad experiences with Toshibas in the past, so while the A seemed to fit the bill, I was looking for a different brand.
The touchpad is pretty standard, and while the touchpad buttons feel a little loose, I like that the touchpad itself features a raised auddio to separate the scroll area from the main touchpad.
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The young lady I spoke to through live chat was very helpful and to the point. There is some creaking near the optical drive when pushed on, but that was the only place I noticed any apparent weakness in the body.
I was unable to find a comparable deal for a T processor with 2 GB memory from any other manufacturer, so I definitely felt like I got a good deal. The speakers are typical laptop speakers — tinny and underpowered, but they get the job done in a relatively quiet room. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 wide-screen The Bottom Line The very configurable xudio affordable Gateway NXX makes it easy to build a reasonably powerful–and visually appealing–machine on a fixed budget.