Gateway M6889u laptop review


With performance comes responsibility and the Gateway M6889u is a laptop made just for that. With features assembled to give a magnified performance over its peers, this new laptop from the giant is also embedded with responsible, reliable and durable software. The model not only looks good but performs better and is the best in its class. It is friend of media freaks as well as office users too.

The Gateway M6889u is powered by Intel’s core 2 Duo processor with a 2MB L2 cache. This high performance processor not only magnifies the speed and power but is supported by Intel’s 965 chipset which adds more flexibility to the system. The media and graphics are accelerated by Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 card with 384 MB of dynamic memory. The whole system is run by genuine Windows Vista home edition with windows defender, parental controls and media center. All these added to the 3GB DDR 2 RAM undoubtedly makes the machine numero-uno in every countable sense. It is also supported by a 320 GB 5400 rpm hard drive which makes the machine a perfect media gadget.

The 15.4 ” widescreen ultra bright 1280 x 800 resolution screen not only adds a classic glamour to the already gorgeous metallic finish but also makes everything better just over the lap. To add extra flexibility and many more, the Gateway M6889u has 6 USB ports. It also comes with many external ports like PS/2, RJ-45 and many more.

The Gateway M6889u is really a machine high above all. With such distinguish features; it is sure to dominate the market for days to come. It comes with a built in modem, a 5-in-1 media card reader, a 10/100 Ethernet LAN, 802.11 protocol Wi-Fi, a 1.3 mega pixel web camera, Express card expansion slot, an 8x dual layer DVD writer with label flash technology and many more. If these are not enough, the system is provided with a high performance 6 cell Lithium battery with a back up of 49 hours.

Specifications of the Gateway M6889u

Operating system: It is run by 32 bit genuine Windows Vista home edition.

L2 cache: 3MB L2 which is shared with the primary memory.

Hard drive: 320 GB SATA with 5400rpm.

Dimensions: 38mm x 356mm x 254mm

Weight: 2.85 kg.

Enclosure: Full aluminum body with metallic finish and brush metallic keyboard

HDMI interface: HDMI version 1.2

Expansion slot: Express card

Bus: System bus is of 1066MHz.

Multimedia buttons: Metal precision touch

Processor: Intel’s core 2 duo with clock frequency of 2GHz supported by Intel’s 965 chipset for adding flexibility

Primary memory: 3GB of DDR2 RAM which is expandable up to 8GB.

Graphics: It comes with Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator with 384 MB of dynamic video memory, which is shared with the main memory.

Optical drive: 8x dual layer DVD writer with label flash technology.

Video: There is built in1.3 mega pixel camera, mini display port with support for VGA, DVI and dual link DVI.

Display: 15.4 inch ultra bright LED display with 1280 x 800 resolutions.

USB: 6 USB 2.0 ports supporting a data transfer rate of 480Mbps.

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet card from Gigabyte.

Audio: The system comes with a built in high performance audio system.

Wireless: Integrated 802.11 wireless network, Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR (enhanced data rate) module

Hardware accessories: 60w power adapter, power cord, AC wall plug and lithium polymer battery

Warranty: The Gateway M6889u comes with 1 year warranty and 90 days telephonic support. However by purchasing the suitable warranty extension plan, one can extend his service and increase his support period up to three years.

Summary: The Gateway M6889u is a perfect combination of fun and tools and is ideally suited for media freaks as well as office and business class people.

MSRP: $649.99 (base price)

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