Opinion of Gateway laptops

A friend is looking at a new laptop. It's a Gateway but I don't know which model.

What's the general consensus on Gateway laptops?

They'll be using it for email, surfing the web, writing docs but probably no gaming.
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  1. Get a Core 2 Duo or AMD X2, 1 gig RAM, low end dedicated video (7300 etc).
  2. I have a Compaq V2000 that I bought July 05. That will do what he wants to do. So the Gateway should be fine.
  3. If your budget is $800 I would recommend a DELL with coupons to get the most system you can.

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  4. I dunno, but unless someone is some of the forums I've registered at can suggest a better deal, I'll be getting a Gateway also.

    core 2 duo 7200, Gforce 7900 gs, 2 gig of 5400 ddr2, 80 gig 7200 HDD,
    Windows XP Pro (vista upgrade), extra battery, backpack, all for under 2k.

    On there website they have a java instant messenging feature. I signed on, a rep logged on few seconds later. And she answered all my questions promptly and was helpful. The deal above also includes their 3 year tech support and 3 year accidental.

    I don't know anyone that has a gateway, so if anyone can say something about them, be nice before I order this, (saved the quote ^^)
  5. hi,
    only comment i have is that some gateways are non-expandable to 4 gig.
    too bad.
  6. That a 15.4 or 17"?
  7. The gateway? It's a 17''. It actually looks pretty nice. I don't know how it performs though.
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