The only thing I had to do was go online and find my drivers, but that was an easy task from the Gateway website for my computer model. The amount of bloatware pre-installed on this laptop is what displeased me the most. The Gateway MT definitely is a good laptop dollar for dollar. I have recommended this laptop on more than one occasion taking into consideration what the user would be doing with it. On a more positive note, the screen is very bright and has no dead pixels as of yet after 4 months of use. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.

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Although the computer only has a 2. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

After a few months of everyday use I can say that I am very pleased with my purchase. I have recommended this laptop on more than one occasion taking into consideration what the user would be doing with it. Sorry this didn’t help. I compared this one to the rest of the Vista notebooks available and decided on this one. Even with the settings on the lowest possible the integrated card had trouble rendering semi complex scenes.


The display build quality leaves a little to be desired. I did a video stress test on Hateway Life 2 at the lowest settings and got a startling When I got this computer I was expecting a nice speed boost with 1GB of RAM, twice the processor, and seven times the hard drive space as my last notebook.


Gateway MT Review

Based on the experience I had with that laptop I was almost certain that my next one would also be a Gateway.

If I were heavy into photo editing, video editing or gaming then I would most definitely go with a Reaedr 2 Duo. The Aero interface works well with no problems whatsoever and performs exceptionally well under standard web and desktop use. There is also no backlighting and the color replication is very good for an LCD.

The speakers are standard laptop speakers but the sound is very good. It only installed Vista with default settings, no bloatware at all and my first startup after install was above expectations considering my initial out of the box startup. On a more positive note, the screen is very bright and has no dead pixels as of yet after 4 months of use. When I sdd, use power saving profiles and very light use such as simple word processing, internet and email, I get about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

I applaud Gateway for dd me a choice of having a bloated or clean install. As one would imagine this did not go so well. Most notebooks in this price range only have two USB ports and almost none of the ones I reade at have a Firewire port. I went to a local retailer right after I got my tax refund back and they had this notebook for sale. I got it home, turned caed on and it ran as slow as my old P3 1GHz did. I have found that I am able to play older games at standard resolutions such as Star Wars Empire at War with minimal problems.


This is the only cardd downside I have found in the few months of using this laptop. It will read the card if I nt6451 it in a device, so I know the card is good. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.

Battery life is on par with the six-cell lithium ion battery that comes with this laptop. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. I received two restore discs with one being a full system restore DVD with Vista, drivers and all the bloatware included. This laptop is very aesthetically pleasing.

I rarely use this feature as I have a portable mouse but on the occasions that I have it has worked well. You can push in the top center of care laptop with one finger and it seems to flex a little more than I would like.

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When the fan does come on its very quiet and runs for a few seconds. This is the only downfall to an otherwise superbly built laptop. Heat and noise is minimal.