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Ji W.

Ji W.

Joined on 03/15/07

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Most Favorable Review

It is do-able

Gateway Laptop Intel Pentium dual-core T2330 (1.60GHz) 2GB Memory 160GB HDD Intel GMA X3100 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium MT6729
Gateway Laptop Intel Pentium dual-core T2330 (1.60GHz) 2GB Memory 160GB HDD Intel GMA X3100 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium MT6729

Pros: My second review. Just want to mention that I did eventually find all the drivers and get this converted to XP PRO. Its a champ now!

Cons: 12 hours to do it ...

Overall Review: Use everest to get a listing of the internal hardware. The audio is the biggest pain by far. You must install the hotfix (for SP2 and/or SP3) KB888111 first, then install the sigmatel audio drivers that gateway has listed for a different laptop. (version 5.10.4350). Other than that just google the different hardware model numbers as usual and you should find what you need.

Most Critical Review

Pile of junk

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 1.0mm SECC body LASCALA 10 CS-SST-LC10B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 1.0mm SECC body LASCALA 10 CS-SST-LC10B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Everything, this thing is LOUD, ridiculously loud. Also a speed controller wont work because the case temps are already to high. I transfered a PC from a normal ATX case to this and Ive had it for about six months. Ive been busy at work but am going to transfer the PC back into its original case and this is literally going in the TRASH. I want my money back newegg... lol

Overall Review: Speed controller is not an option, as I mentioned the ventilation in this case is non-existant and the fans are so loud its intolerable. I should have known better then 60MM fans I suppose. Youve been warned.

Fantastic

OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Fantastic power supply! Couldnt ask for more. 5600 + AMD 64 x2, 2 wd 500 G hDD, 250G WD HD, Asus MB, dual 8600GT's in sli. .... not a hiccup.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Get it!

Thumbs up on the laptop, thumbs down on VISTA!!

Gateway Laptop Intel Pentium dual-core T2330 (1.60GHz) 2GB Memory 160GB HDD Intel GMA X3100 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium MT6729
Gateway Laptop Intel Pentium dual-core T2330 (1.60GHz) 2GB Memory 160GB HDD Intel GMA X3100 15.4" Windows Vista Home Premium MT6729

Pros: The specs on this notebook .... for the price, combined with the looks, are what sold me.

Cons: VISTA. I hate vista... but vista in itself isnt really a con because I had planned on immediately upgrading to XP PRO. However as others have mentioned GATEWAY doesnt have the complete set of drivers on their website and its proving very difficult to find them. Ive found the network, chipset, modem, and sata drivers but the wireless, media card, and other drivers are proving difficult to find.

Overall Review: I called Gateway at first and thought WOW great support! No hold time and the gentleman that answered seemed to be very helpful. Mentioned I was looking for the drivers and he said he had them and would email them to me! Awesome. He never did though. Several other call backs and I got the usual run around that tech support gives. However, I knew I would have to dig to find them anyway. Problem is they wont give me any information on the hardware itself so I can find the drivers. Guess I need to break out the screwdriver and take the info off the parts themselves. GATEWAY ... get XP drivers on your website for crying out loud. This isnt the first phone call you've had about this thats for sure. If anyone could point me in the right direction Ild be greatful. In the meantime the search continues! PITA!