Gateway MD7811U Review
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October 1, 2009, 07:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
My System Specs
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the palm rest area which is a brushed aluminum effect (don't believe it has any metal though).
Upon second evaluation, it actually is metal of sorts, so I'm guessing it's real brushed aluminum.
Windows 7 runs fine, had to install the card reader though. Used the Vista x64 drivers off Gateway's site. Also needed the touch-pad driver like usual to get scrolling functionality and what not.
Also have NFS Undercover running on it too. Roughly medium-low settings, though could probably push medium across the board. Seemingly plays fine, so I'd guess 30FPS+. Only 1280x720 though since that's all NFS supports, but it looks fine since it's a 16:9 screen after all.
Another note, it seems the screen has built in scaling of sorts. It displayed 1:1 for 1024x768 but it scales 1280x720 to fullscreen.
Battery life wise, well I'll go with roughly 2 hours, but of course it varies hugely on usage and what settings you use. Can't expect much from a 6-cell.
Here's the Windows 7 x64 WEI:
Bit higher than Vista, but I'm guessing that mainly due to having the latest Catalyst drivers. Vista only have 8.7 I believe, where as I have 9.9 running in 7.
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My System Specs
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.8GHz
8x4GB Mushkin Redline DDR3-2133
ASUS GTX690 w/ Heatkiller FC-690-LT
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB OCZ RevoDrive3 X2 480GB Mushkin Chronos 480GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2x Seagate 3TB (RAID1)
Coolermaster Cosmos II
Creative Soundblaster Z
Windows 8.1 x64
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