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Anupam G.

Anupam G.

Joined on 04/03/11

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Great Laptop, just wonderful!

Gateway Laptop Intel Core i5 1st Gen 430M (2.26GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit NV5929u
Gateway Laptop Intel Core i5 1st Gen 430M (2.26GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit NV5929u

Pros: The Processor is FAST Nice Ram, upgradeable to 8gb Cool, always runs cool, even on passive cooling 128 mb graphics is enough to play some pretty good games at decent speeds The numpad is great The keyboard is pretty good once you get used to it, i don't normally like flat keys, but this keyboard has convinced me otherwhise HDMI out to 1080p monitor makes for great data center. Easy access to HDD and RAM AMAZING battery life

Cons: Just a few very minor ones. one USB port doesn't seem to receive as much power as the others, and that's normally not a problem. Debian doesn't support powersaving features with the default drivers, leads to some custom scripting, and the multi-touch gestures annoyed me, but i turned them off. Didn't support Grub when Debian 5 was out, but Debian 6's GRUB fixed the problems.

Overall Review: First, I changed the 320 Gb hard drive out for a 500 Gb one for space. Windows 7 was (and still is) lightning fast, although it has slowed down due to windows' ntfs disk formatting. Turning off the wifi adapter and using the computer only for typing up a document or browsing the web, i can get up to 5.5 hours of battery life by adjusting the power saver settings. I have only used up to 25% of the processor, and I do intense Matlab simulations. I dualboot with Debian, and both OSes run super fast and are great. This laptop has served me for school, work, and play. It makes a great HD entertainment center and a great gaming computer up to a point and is great for everyday things like browsing and typing up documents. It's a great laptop, it's unfortunate that Newegg doesn't stock these models anymore, but they should. Great buy, i am COMPLETELY SATISFIED with my purchase.