SlashGear Review: Gateway MT6839b Laptop

How long will it be until the desktop PC is, for mainstream customers at least, pronounced dead? It’s been several years since sales of laptops exceeded their table-bound brethren, and ever since the numbers have increased and the places you can find notebooks for sale have grown more and more unusual.

Gateway are one manufacturer who have partly stepped outside of the usual retail channels with their range. Their UK arm were good enough to send me an MT6839b – a model currently sold in this country’s leading supermarket retailer Tesco – but equivalents of which can be found in other channels too. With a MRSP of £599 ($1,220 at today’s awful exchange rate) it’s a good example of an entry-point machine for families and students.


Gateway launches new M-Series and T-Series notebook

Gateway releases two series of notebooks today. The M-series and T-series notebook features Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) wireless, optional Bluetooth module and a 1.3 megapixel webcam.


New Gateway Tablet packs some power

I’ve never owned a tablet PC, but I’ve always thought that it would be cool to have one. I wish they would come out with a tablet that actually had a decent dedicated video card. But for those that don’t need all of the horsepower from their GPU, here’s a new tablet from Gateway that should have plenty of kick elsewhere.


Exploding Gateways? – Gateway recallls 14,000 batteries

If you have a four-year-old Gateway laptop, shut it down and back away. You remember those exploding Dell laptops? Turns out your Gateway has the potential to do the same thing.


Gateway’s dual-mode Tablet convertible reviewed

Despite the fact that we in the UK won’t be seeing it until at least the Summer, I’m still gobbling up information on Gateway’s entry-level C-120X Tablet PC.  With the news that Dell has finally announcedits move into the pen-computing market, it’s undoubtedly models like these that will capture the bulk of mainstream sales, with higher-priced and occasionally niche alternatives from Lenovo and Motion (amongst others) remaining too expensive for the casual user interested in Ink.


Xbox Live provokes profits: in the black by 2008

I can quite easily imagine my bank manager’s face if I went to him and said “I’m planning to work at a loss, if that’s okay, and build up a few million in debt” – in fact I can imagine the sound thrashing he’d give me – but things obviously work differently in games console land.  We already knew that Microsoft had applied some still-leaky sutures to the gushing wound that is their Entertainment and Devices Division, bringing losses down to a mere $315m; now division president Robbie Bach has given an interview assuring us that through a complicated sum of Xbox Live revenue and game royalties the console will actually turn a profit next year.


Gateway puts quad-core PC on store shelves

Are you looking for a quad-core PC that can tackle your everyday needs, but you don’t want to pay for shipping and wait for the UPS man to drop it off? Now you can pick one up at you favorite brick-and-mortar stores.

Yes, you’ve actually been able to do this for a little while now, however Gateway has released their new quad-core PCs for a more reasonable price than those currently available. Look for the FX8020 with an Intel Q6600, 2GB of DDR2, 512MB Radeon X1950, gigabit ethernet and a 500GB hard drive.


Gateway offer low-price, high-spec Tablet PC, the E155C

Mainstream PC manufacturer Gateway have just unveiled their latest Tablet PC assault on the Best Buy masses, with the introduction of the E155C “Thin & Light Convertible Notebook”.  They’ve obviously been studying their market, too; Gateway’s first foray into pen-computing was very much a normal laptop with the addition of a swivel hinge and digitiser (in an act of cost-cutting they even eschewed the by-now industry standard Wacom digitiser panel), but the E155C has picked up on many of the successful innovations from other tablet manufacturers with the bonus of a typical low price.



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