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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 11:23:04 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I you have a few minutes to spare here, I would like your advise.
Which Gateway notebook is the most reliable out of their current offerings
and the ones on their remanufactured page? And, should I definitely get the
3 year warranty?

Are their any I should steer clear from?

I'd like to stick with a Centrino or Pentium 4-M processor. The straight
Pentium 4's just draw to much current, things get to hot and battery life
suffers.

I've decided that built-in/integrated graphic cards will be fine, I'll use
my desktop for gaming. Hopefully the majority of these built-in/integrated
graphic cards will be sufficient for watching DVD's if I choose to go with
one of their many different CD/DVD combo players/writers?

Looking to fork out maybe a few dollars more than $1500. They all for the
most part seem to have the options I would like in all of their base
systems. ie.. usb, cdrom, parallel port, Li-Ion Battery, 10/100 Eth., PC
Card/ PCMCIA. I suppose I don't need a floppy drive anymore. Bootable CD's
seem to do pretty much the same thing and hold a hell of a lot more info
these days : ) Can't write to it(CD) from a C:\ prompt though, don't really
see why I would need to though really.

Screen size is not nearly as important inasmuch quality and reliability are.
Is one LCD design/size better than another?

20-40 gig HD is more than ample.
512mb of memory is probably, no definitely a good idea.
WinXP Pro would be nice but not critical in case I decide to run Dreamweaver
MX to work on my site which I probably will.
CD or DVD writing will again take place on the available XP Home desktop.

Weight I'm not concerned with, I mean, it should weigh less than say, 10
pounds.

MS Works will go in the trash, I've got Office 2K SBE.

Uhm.. lets see, what else?

I guess that's pretty much it, at least everything that's of most
importance.

What do you think? Tell me.

Thank you for your time,
Ty

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Anonymous
September 8, 2004 8:45:20 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I bought the 450X last December and have been very happy with it. Don't know
about how the others compare. I got the 3 year warranty, I think with a
laptop you really need it since you can't fix laptops yourself as easily as
you can a desktop. I also opted for the single module 512 MB RAM as that
would leave a slot free if I ever want to add more memory.


In news:sry%c.13008$QJ3.12702@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com,
Tyrone Jackson <tycobb@earth.net> stated
| I you have a few minutes to spare here, I would like your advise.
| Which Gateway notebook is the most reliable out of their current
| offerings and the ones on their remanufactured page? And, should I
| definitely get the 3 year warranty?
|
| Are their any I should steer clear from?
|
| I'd like to stick with a Centrino or Pentium 4-M processor. The
| straight Pentium 4's just draw to much current, things get to hot and
| battery life suffers.
|
| I've decided that built-in/integrated graphic cards will be fine,
| I'll use my desktop for gaming. Hopefully the majority of these
| built-in/integrated graphic cards will be sufficient for watching
| DVD's if I choose to go with one of their many different CD/DVD combo
| players/writers?
|
| Looking to fork out maybe a few dollars more than $1500. They all for
| the most part seem to have the options I would like in all of their
| base systems. ie.. usb, cdrom, parallel port, Li-Ion Battery, 10/100
| Eth., PC Card/ PCMCIA. I suppose I don't need a floppy drive anymore.
| Bootable CD's seem to do pretty much the same thing and hold a hell
| of a lot more info these days : ) Can't write to it(CD) from a C:\
| prompt though, don't really see why I would need to though really.
|
| Screen size is not nearly as important inasmuch quality and
| reliability are. Is one LCD design/size better than another?
|
| 20-40 gig HD is more than ample.
| 512mb of memory is probably, no definitely a good idea.
| WinXP Pro would be nice but not critical in case I decide to run
| Dreamweaver MX to work on my site which I probably will.
| CD or DVD writing will again take place on the available XP Home
| desktop.
|
| Weight I'm not concerned with, I mean, it should weigh less than say,
| 10 pounds.
|
| MS Works will go in the trash, I've got Office 2K SBE.
|
| Uhm.. lets see, what else?
|
| I guess that's pretty much it, at least everything that's of most
| importance.
|
| What do you think? Tell me.
|
| Thank you for your time,
| Ty
Anonymous
September 9, 2004 1:35:03 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

"Tyrone Jackson" <tycobb@earth.net> wrote in message
news:sry%c.13008$QJ3.12702@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
> I you have a few minutes to spare here, I would like your advise.
> Which Gateway notebook is the most reliable out of their current offerings
> and the ones on their remanufactured page? And, should I definitely get
the
> 3 year warranty?
>
> Are their any I should steer clear from?
>
> I'd like to stick with a Centrino or Pentium 4-M processor. The straight
> Pentium 4's just draw to much current, things get to hot and battery life
> suffers.

Note that Pentium 4-M is not the same as Pentium M. The former is the
"mobile" version of the desktop chip. It still consumes lots of power and
makes the fan run a lot in laptops, in my experience. Pentium M (in
Centrino for example) is the truly mobile CPU. But laptops using it are
several hundreds of dollars more expensinve (not just because of the CPU, of
course).

....snip...

> Looking to fork out maybe a few dollars more than $1500. They all for the
> most part seem to have the options I would like in all of their base
> systems. ie.. usb, cdrom, parallel port, Li-Ion Battery, 10/100 Eth., PC
> Card/ PCMCIA. I suppose I don't need a floppy drive anymore. Bootable CD's
> seem to do pretty much the same thing and hold a hell of a lot more info
> these days : ) Can't write to it(CD) from a C:\ prompt though, don't
really
> see why I would need to though really.

For storage and data exchange, don't forget about "flash drives"! They look
like a pack of chewing gum, plug directly into any USB port, and provide
64-256Mb of data storage. They act just like a drive (a la floppies), as
far as using them goes. I wouldn't be without one.
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