I think headphones are a much better alternative than the internal speakers, giving higher audio quality and greater privacy. 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. Compared to some gaming notebooks that can barely get an hour and a half on battery, getting 3. 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. Once under the stress of a game though the notebook warmed up significantly. Build quality is average with some flex apparent in areas around the chassis. Conclusion The Gateway Pu FX is a very competent gaming notebook, capable of playing modern games at good frame rates and gets impressive battery life under light activity.
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Laptops by Dan Ackerman Dec 19, HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close by Lori Grunin. I think headphones are a much better ethrenet than the internal speakers, giving higher audio quality and greater privacy. Optical Storage Disc Labeling Technology.
Video Output Discrete Graphics Processor. Read our full review to find out. Opening up the notebook the keyboard is surrounded by orange trim, which is also outlined with brushed metal trim.
Gateway Pu – External Reviews
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. Work, hateway and everything in between, it’s all better on a bigger screen with great tools to boost your experience.
The Pu FX includes stereo speakers located beneath the screen right above the keyboard. All content posted on P-785u is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. 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. Bass and midrange performance is weak, and peak volume levels could be greater.
Heat and Noise Under the light load of normal activity the Gateway Pu FX kept temperatures to a minimum and fared just as well as other non-gaming notebooks.
Notebook Camera Integrated Webcam. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Battery, AC Power, modem.
Pros Ethernef price for the features Great performance Good looks and build quality Cons Limited port selection Few changes from previous models.
For our game tests we generally disable or lower Anti-Aliasing, disable V-Sync, and turn the detail settings to high. Colors on the WUXGA panel are bright and vibrant, with high levels of contrast thanks to the glossy surface. Memory Max Supported Size. The keyboard has good support and shows very little flex under strong typing.
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Internal components are easy to access for upgrading through panels on the bottom of the notebook. The external temperatures below are listed in degrees Fahrenheit.
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Intel WiFi Link Debuting just ahead of CESthe updated two-in-one gets a premium redesign and improved pen functionality. We think this was a pre-production change, probably to lower the price of the notebook. The Synaptics-based touchpad was quick to respond to movement, showing no signs of lag when quickly moving around. Conclusion The Gateway Pu FX is a very competent gaming notebook, capable of playing modern games at good frame rates and gets impressive battery life under light activity.
A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the nose by Dan Ackerman. 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. 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.
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. It is probably loud enough to be noticed in a small lecture hall or conference room.