The laptop I'm talking about is the Gateway® P-172S FX Edition
It's crazy cheap in comparison to the other two I've listed (price:power wise), and with the components it comes with I really wouldn't have much of a need to build a gaming PC for a few years (as much as I want too, the prospect of spending about 1900 on a good gaming/desktop replacement laptop seems better then spending 2500 on a desktop and laptop).
Bestbuy's running a good deal but I looked on Gateways website and was able to better customize it to my needs. Better processor, more ram, better warranty etc.
The one I built on the website had
3 GB RAM 667 (dual channel)
8800m GTS 512mb GDDR3
1440 x 900 screen.
So it really has almost everything I need/want
plus a 3 year warranty/accidental warranty, 3yr lojack, and 3yr Battery limited warranty thing came to about 1800
I may take off the 3yr battery warranty and lower it to 17 and change.
With shipping and tax it comes to about 2000
The reason I'm bringing this up, other then to alert people to a potentially good deal, is that I'm questioning quality. While most of the reviews I'm reading say its good, I question how reputable Gateway is. I've always thought of Gateway and Compaq as less the reputable company's on quality (even though Compaq is merged with HP I still prefer HP over Compaq :-P).
Is Gateway an ok company? Are they reputable?
Edited by Caffiene_Powered, 16 May 2008 - 03:40 PM.