But it’s top of the line when it comes to hardware. Gateway included a sound manipulation program that allows you to customize the virtual surround sound options to get a perfect tone. So as you see, sometimes you learn the hard way but thankfully I lucked out. I too brought this same machine it is excellent.. Overall, like i mentioned above it’s a great deal. I also noted that there are no CPU temp monitoring and fan control in the Bios.

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Gateway 7400 Notebook Review (pics, specs)

Networking Max Transfer Rate. Where do they find these people? The machine installed XP pro, and I was able to find the current drivers for everything on HP’s website.

Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, Amazon Fire and more Work, play and everything in between, it’s all better on a bigger screen with great tools to boost your experience. All this time you spent sending parts back and forth was a waste, sorry to say it. Should i do any backup for the software and I am not sure about it and I need to do because i have not done yet one i did not understand what you are getting from Gateway for 20 dollars.

I find it extremely humerous that someone with apparently “20 years” of computer experience doesn’t know how to go to drivers. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

A set of 6 blank CD’s are included so that you can burn the recovery discs yourself.


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The battery life is not going to be great, so be warned. The bad part of this is that any legit CD’s are also not going to be playable in a standard DVD player, while they will work in your computer.

They burned one disc while I was there and said there wasn’t anything wrong with it, but it wouldn’t play on any of their players in the store. Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy.

It is a sad commentary when you call asking about drivers for their product the only answer you get is to put XP home back on the machine. Maybe next time you purchase a computer you should read the warranty and not try to pirate-copy an operating system onto it.

We reviewed a lot of laptops in I just bought one also. No, they give you the basics and then you have to figure it out for yourself. Back to factory, return 1 week later. Are you still enjoying yours? The networks I successfully connected to were all No sound, no wireless, hot-keys didn’t gatewway and a bunch of system drivers had the generic microsoft drivers installed.

I don’t think so. When burning DVDs you have to use the Roxio software is that still included, I have the emachines M which is the same machine and has Roxio to eject the disc. You see, when you unplug the notebook, the processing speed falls sharply to MHZ.


I had everything working with XP pro but the modem and sound drivers. The minute I got home with the system, I formated it deleting all partitions in the process.

Gateway Notebook Review (pics, specs)

I searched six other Best Buy stores within a fifty mile radius, and still, no luck. Howerver if you purchased this from say a Best Buy then that is where you take your machine to get fixed asuuming of course you bothered to buy a warrenty.

Battery Life After 12 tests, the battery life lasts for an average of 3 hours. Ati Omega Drivers they can be found at http: Memory doesn’t just fade gatdway like that. If you’ve already done these things then I appologise because it sounds like you just watched it happen and did nothing but buy an external hard drive which will resolve zip in this situaiton.

CNET’s Forum on laptops is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from gaetway community of experts.

I called up my local store, and sure enough, they had it in stock.

I returned the gx on to best buy, the sales manager at the store was extremely upset with the notion that I could not even get the information about which drivers were the proper ones for the computer.