Gateway P-7808u FX edition
2:00

Gateway P-7808u FX edition

Laptops
>> Dan: I'm Dan Ackerman and we're here taking a look at the Gateway P7808, that's part of Gateway's FX Series of budget gaming laptops, that's something we've always really like. What they've done is they've taken a basic 17 inch laptop shell crammed in, you know usually a decent CPU, a really good graphics card, lots of RAM and basically sold it to people who wanted to play games you may not necessarily have to, you know, turn all the options all the way up for a good mainstream gaming experience you could not do better than these they're usually about 1,200 bucks. This new version, however, is a little bit more advanced. What they did is they stuck a quad core CPU in there. It's an Intel Core 2 Quad so that drives the price up to about 1,700 bucks. You still do have the INVIDIA G4's 9,800 card which is really the best bang for your buck video card you can get for your laptop. So physically this system looks exactly the same as the last 3 or 4 FX Series laptops we've looked at from Gateway it's got the same big keyboard, it's got the same media control buttons up here. Inside, obviously, you've got that core 2 quad now, the GPU remains the same. One thing Gateway kind of goes back and forth on on these systems is the screen. Originally they were kind of low res screens especially for a 17 inch system they were 14 by 9. Eventually they were able to bump that up to 19 by 12 which was great. However, now they've gone back down to the 14 by 9 screens and a 1440 by 900 resolution on a 17 inch screen meant for gaming just isn't high enough. Now with that quad core processor a regular application performance is fantastic, game performance still very good this compares very favorably to system's costing $2,000, $2,500, but if it was us we'd probably ditch the quad core and go back to the 7805 model which is still available, that has a regular dual core CPU and it's only like $1,150. But no matter which version as long as Gateway keeps churning out these gaming laptops that do more for less money than anybody else we're gonna remain big fans of the FX Series. I'm Dan Ackerman and that's the Gateway P7808. ^E00:02:00

Up Next

MacBook Air M2 vs. MacBook Air M1: Worth the Extra $200
p1088367-mov-04-50-21-21-still001.png

Up Next

MacBook Air M2 vs. MacBook Air M1: Worth the Extra $200

MacBook Air M2: Apple Makes Big Changes to This Tiny Laptop
screenshot-2022-07-13-at-21-51-48-copy.png

MacBook Air M2: Apple Makes Big Changes to This Tiny Laptop

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review
surface-go-22

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test
p1099021-mov-03-56-58-06-still001

MacBook Pro M2: Apple's New Chip Put to the Test

Hands-On With Apple's New M2 MacBook Air
hands-on

Hands-On With Apple's New M2 MacBook Air

Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with new M2 Chip
appleintroducesmacbookprom2-00-00-07-02-still001

Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with new M2 Chip

Apple Reveals New MacBook Air Powered by M2 Chip
apple-mac-book-air-00-02-02-14-still095

Apple Reveals New MacBook Air Powered by M2 Chip

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs
lenovolegion-00-00-45-13-still003

Lenovo Legion 7 Gaming Laptops Combine Great Power With Simple, Slim Designs

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

7 Tips to Get More Out of Your Roku TV
screenshot-2022-08-16-at-12-52-46.png

7 Tips to Get More Out of Your Roku TV

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RS OGI

Porsche Pushes the 911 to New Extremes With the New GT3 RS

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth
mars-samples-back-to-earth-v2-1

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth

Ride1Up's 700 Series E-Bike Review: It Replaced My Car
220815-yt-ride1up-700-series-ebike-review-site-1

Ride1Up's 700 Series E-Bike Review: It Replaced My Car

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features
220811-yt-the-apple-watch-saved-my-life-and-could-save-yours-too-site-1

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features

How a Massive Particle Accelerator Could Rewrite the History of the Printing Press
yt-x-ray-scanning-v4

How a Massive Particle Accelerator Could Rewrite the History of the Printing Press

Most Popular All most popular

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors
iphone14-rumors2021-200000

Top 5 iPhone 14 Rumors

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth
mars-samples-back-to-earth-v2-1

Mars Sample Return Mission Will Bring Rocks and Air to Earth

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features
220811-yt-the-apple-watch-saved-my-life-and-could-save-yours-too-site-1

The Apple Watch Has Life-Saving Features

Ride1Up's 700 Series E-Bike Review: It Replaced My Car
220815-yt-ride1up-700-series-ebike-review-site-1

Ride1Up's 700 Series E-Bike Review: It Replaced My Car

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?
ev-credits-00-08-35-16-still170

Is It Time to Finally Buy an Electric Car Under the New Tax Credit Rules?

When Is the iPhone Flip Going to Come Out?
apple-stuff-ep-8cnet

When Is the iPhone Flip Going to Come Out?

Latest Products All latest products

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches
watch-5-thumb

Galaxy Watch 5: My First 2 Days With Samsung's Watches

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared
220809-yt-galaxy-z-flip-4-vs-z-flip-3-v2

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Flip 3 Specs Compared

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras
jje-9771

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features
thumb1

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1
nothingphone1-cms

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch
p1050672

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use