While it’s neither a fully featured multimedia machine nor a business laptop proper, the MX delivers enough performance, features, and connectivity for its price. The GZ speakers are not good. Gateway’s Web site is well stocked with documentation, drivers, and a wide-ranging FAQs section; it also provides e-mail access to technicians. Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook Gateway might have just found a winner in the notebook department. Don’t show this again.

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Two comparable machines, the Sony VAIO VGN-BB02 and the Dell Latitude Dboth feature narrower but taller inch screens that are not wide aspect; the Sony has a similar 1,x resolution, and the Dell has a much finer 1,x1, resolution, which offers more screen real estate but smaller text and numbers.

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Gateway M Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Read our explanation to learn how to make sense of the new names and where to find CNET’s reviews of Gateway laptops.

The one thing I was skeptical about was the integrated video, but it runs surprisingly well. Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook There’s one major hitch, however: The wide touch pad features a strip for scrolling through documents and Web pages, as well as two slim but responsive mouse buttons. This was probably the most important aspect of a notebook to me.


The MX measures 13 inches wide, 9. The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch The keyboard feels very solid.

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The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Review Sections Review Specs. You can replace the hard drive, upgrade the memory, though still gaeway to 1. The GZ features a full-size keyboard and solid construction. There is a volume control on the front of the notebook for easy access while viewing DVDs or listening gqteway music.

Sound The GZ speakers are not good. The included printed manuals provide a good overview on getting started, managing Wi-Fi, and troubleshooting.

So when I sat down to think of what I wanted in a eyhernet, a few things came to mind for my needs:. Gateway’s default warranty for the MX lasts an industry-standard one year and includes coverage for parts and labor.

The GZ measures just 1. The slightly more expensive Dell Latitude Dequipped with a bevy of strong components, including Intel’s next-generation Centrino platform, a discrete graphics card, and a faster, 5,rpm hard drive, sped by the MX in our MobileMark test; the Sony VAIO VGN-BB02with the slowest processor of the three, scored slightly lower.


The keyboard is quiet and features large, well-placed keys, though we found them somewhat mushy to the touch. A portion is set aside for scrolling.

My choices came down to four laptops: The buttons are small rounded bars and the right-click button seems very tiny, that will take some getting used to. The Bottom Line The Gateway MX delivers performance in a portable, wide-screen package, but it has insufficient battery life for regular mobile users. In a break with traditional notebook design, the MX etjernet away many of its ports, connections, and features in unusual locations.

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But I just plug in my headphones and go from there. One nice aspect is the two headphone jacks in the front like the dv, so two people can listen at a time. Compare These Lenovo Yoga C The MX weighs 5.