It turns out that what I thought were bloated memory hogging applications really did not have much impact on memory and CPU performance. I guess the versions already installed on the GZ are you get what you pay for editions. In some games like Battlefield 2 and F. So, overall I think the GZ is a top buy in this class. Apple excluded — they do the out of the box experience better than anyone. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Gateway GZ Intel Pentium M GHz what do you think – Forums – CNET

HD Tune shows an improvement, and the boot time and shut down times are noticeably better. Specifications In my gsteway, the specs are impressive. Batter Eater Pro returned the following result: I would recommend this to anyone.

The GZ really stands out. I got gz and love the options that it has both ATI X is upgradeable to what ever video card you would want in the future as long as it fits gatewqy notebook PCI Express 16x and ram is also upgradeable to 2g and the processor so you are pretty much set for a long time, especially that it has a nice bright 17 inch screen.

Gateway has a friendly restore disk utility that will prompt you to burn recovery disks.


What is not to like? Likewise, it is not likely that you will be able to use the next generation of Pentium-M chips coming out next year, but the current generation goes up to 2. The software bundle gsteway a jumbled mess in my opinion.

Gateway 8510GZ Review (pics, specs)

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. When you boot the GZ it prompts you whether you want to go into the gateday console. I absolutely love the fact that you can pop the bottom off and upgrade the GZ.

You will be hard pressed to find more features for your money, and best of all you can upgrade it! The LCD lid has no flex and the hinges are sturdy.

Gateway GZ left side view open view larger image. It looks good in natural light, but might cause a headache in an office environment.

For the longest time you could not buy Gateways in Canada. First of all, there is a metal skeleton inside the GZ. Frankly the only reason I can think of for buying a Windows notebook over a Mac notebook for family use is games. But think about your parents, or any non-technical folk whom you might have to give guidance to regarding: Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. That is very good for what is essentially a small battery in a big screened notebook. Too much trial-ware and preinstalled software yuck!


Guaranteed to meet or exceed OEM specifications. Gateway is making notebooks that really appeal to budget conscious gamers. You are reporting the following post: Ships from and sold by Bavvo Electronics.

Instead 8510ga have employed a clean look. Basically, I removed the following applications: The fact that you can pop-in a new video card in the future lessens the disappointment a bit.

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It is nice to see drives like this trickling down, but I have not heard anything about TSST before so your guess is as good as mine regarding reliability. It did not heat up during testing. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. All content nohebook 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.

Key travel is a little longer than I am used to, tactile feel is good, and stiffness is better than average.