Compared to some gaming notebooks that can barely get an hour and a half on battery, getting 3. Colors on the WUXGA panel are bright and vibrant, with high levels of contrast thanks to the glossy surface. The hard drive cage has one panel, whereas the processor and RAM are located underneath another. 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. Vertical viewing angles are very good with a broad viewing range before colors start to distort.
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The Synaptics-based touchpad was quick to respond to movement, showing no signs of lag when quickly moving around. Using the same settings, but having the system set to Power Saver or High Performance, the notebook stayed on for 3 hours and 43 minutes and 3 hours and 20 minutes respectively.
The hard drive cage has one panel, whereas the processor and RAM are located underneath another. While it never fully crashed or stopped a game, there were some instances where odd glitches would happen, and then I would notice I was blocking the intake with my leg.
Build quality is average with some flex apparent in areas around the gateay.
Exhaust temperatures were high enough to make your hand uncomfortable if near the vent on the side, and sometimes the notebook would seem as though it would overheat if the air intake on the bottom was blocked.
We think this was a pre-production change, probably to lower the price of the notebook. Read our full review to find out. Noise from the cooling system was higher than average, since it has o-7805u move more air to cool its processor and powerful GPU.
Kensington lock slot, 2 USB, optical drive.
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Pros Nice price for the features Great performance Good looks and build quality Cons Limited port selection Few changes from previous models. In our tests the notebook performed very well across a wide range of games including Call of Duty 5: The three primary colors used throughout the body are glossy black, silver or brushed silver, and orange to outline various components.
Below are screenshots showing the average frames per second under high motion scenes. Can an affordable gaming notebook compete in a market segment usually reserved for notebooks sometimes costing twice as much? The external temperatures below are listed in degrees Fahrenheit.
Gateway FX Pu – External Reviews
Outside of gaming the Pu FX performed quite well as a media hub for a home theater, decoding p and p videos without any problems. Vertical viewing angles are very good with a broad viewing range before colors start to distort. Opening up the notebook the keyboard is surrounded by orange trim, which is also outlined with brushed metal trim.
Another nice aspect of this notebook was the rpm drive, which helps speed up load times between game levels, and can even lower the amount of time needed to install applications. 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.
Build and Design The outside of the Pu FX looks great with a glossy black finish and a carbon fiber pattern band across the lid showing the FX insignia. Under light loads depending on how long the notebook has been on the fan was at a faster speed than most notebooks, and under load it kicked it up an additional notch. The processor might not seem as high end or fast as others, but one reason for it is to keep costs down as well as power consumption.
I think headphones are a much better alternative than the internal speakers, giving higher audio quality and greater privacy. The keyboard has good support and shows very little flex under strong typing. For our game tests we generally disable or lower Anti-Aliasing, disable V-Sync, and turn the detail settings to high.
The Pu FX includes stereo speakers located beneath the screen right above the keyboard. Although this model ships with only one hard drive, the notebook has a fully functional open bay with cage ready to have another drive installed with it. The surface texture is a smooth matte finish that is easy to move across even when your finger gatwway slightly sweaty.
The keyboard does hint towards its gaming abilities, with the WASD keys labeled with the appropriate direction arrows. Battery, AC Power, modem. Conclusion The Gateway Pu FX is a very competent gaming notebook, capable vudeo playing modern games at good frame rates and gets impressive battery life under light activity.
Internal components are easy to access for upgrading through panels on the bottom of the notebook. The side profile of the notebook shows an orange ban dividing the notebook horizontally and surrounding the exterior ports. Ports and Features Port selection seemed limited for the size of the notebook, with plenty of open space that could have been used to add additional ports.