You really should look at it if you are planning to buy a new notebook in this price range. So, overall I think the GZ is a top buy in this class. So, I like Gateway because they have funky cow-like boxes and they are an underdog. Be the first to review this item 0. Sadly, this pain-in-the-butt is not mitigated by at least getting a full year of updates. The refresh rate was very good when watching movies and playing games.

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Good as far as i can see. In this case I would strip out the trial-ware and fluff. Despite the modest price of the GZ the initial impression of build quality is quite good.

The GZ has excellent thermal characteristics.

Gateway 8510GZ Review (pics, specs)

And MB X instead though. Call of Duty 2 ran wonderfully and looked fantastic.

I really wanted to see how much performance could be improved with a few simple tweaks removing software and updating drivers. This is a very nice part at the price. All the other stuff should be on a separate application install disk.

This notebook shares the same chassis as the American NX series, so this review might be of interest to folks researching that machine as well. Software The software bundle reflects the budget nature of the GZ.


Do I need to read this? Guaranteed to meet or exceed OEM specifications. It seemed strange to have such a large door to add memory and access the miniPCI slot, so I removed the panel.

Performance As always, this is the interesting part.

Gateway GZ Review (pics, specs)

Visit our network of sites: Be the first to review this item. Take all the cripple ware off this machine and add one useful application maybe MS Word and I think you could really differentiate a product like this. You normally would only see this capability on much more expensive boutique notebooks or desktop replacements from companies like Dell and Asus. You are posting a reply to: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: For example, the track pad is thankfully gimmick free — and it works well out of the box.

Gateway GZ keyboard view view larger image Gateway has spared the user the usual array of bright lights and convenience buttons that plague laptops these days.

Specifications In my opinion, the specs are impressive.

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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 in 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.


X only has 64 MB possibly bit video memory rather than bit Pros: You really should look at it if you are planning to buy a new notebook in this price range. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Never let it be said that marketing is not valuable.

I thought that the benefit of a 16x PCI-E bus was the ability of linking the system and video ram. It is better to install these when needed and configure them to not eat up RAM.

With a thickness of 1. Trademark Bavvo products are marketed and sold exclusively by Bavvo Electronics. Do you really want people who asked for your help to open up the box and see a scary Microsoft COA card and page manual?