Gateway P-6831FX review: Gateway P-6831FX

Our battery testing, using CNET Labs' DVD battery drain test, gave us 1 hour and 55 minutes of battery life, which is pretty impressive for a desktop replacement, which will usually stay tethered to one location. That's also about 20 minutes better than the Gateway P-171XL FX, which has a faster CPU and a higher resolution screen to power.

The system includes an industry-standard one-year warranty with parts-and-labor coverage and return-to-depot service. Gateway offers a 24-7 toll-free technical-support phone line, and the Web site has the usual driver downloads and FAQs, plus options for e-mailing or online chatting with techs.

Multimedia Multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-6831FX
1,175 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-6831FX
261 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-6831FX
250 

Quake 4 performance (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1024x768, HQ, 4xAA, 8X AF  
Gateway P-6831FX
71.1 

F.E.A.R. performance (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
1024x768, SS:on, AA:off, 8X AF  
Gateway P-6831FX
97 

DVD battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-6831FX
115 

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Gateway P-6831FX
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5450; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm SATA/150


Windows Vista Ultimate Edition; 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS; 200GB(x2) Hitachi (RAID 0) 7,200rpm


Windows Vista Ultimate Edition; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce Go 8600M GT; (2x)160GB Seagate 5,400rpm


Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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    Gateway P-6831FX

    Part Number: P-6831FX Released: Feb 1, 2008
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Feb 1, 2008
    • Resolution 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ )
    • Installed Size 3 GB
    • Weight 8.3 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
    • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS - 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 / 1.67 GHz