There are no ports along the back, and the only jacks in the front are to attach an external mic, headphones, as well as a 7-in-1 Media Card Reader. If I used xev I was able to catch some output about a button Azzart Nov 7, However, this for me is a small sacrifice as in return I am getting amazing battery life. In respect the the housing, the majority of the M casing is fairly attractive.

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Is the Vista version in question bit? Finepoint Innovations Pen PC. The pen definitely needs to be calibrated the first time, and from then on, it needs to be recalibrated every time the view of the screen is changed from landscape to portrait and vice versa.

Gateway M closed lid view view large image Underside view of Gateway M view large image Screen Gateway M screenin use as aTablet PC view large image The screen for this laptop is very essential, as not only does it serve as the main way to view whatever the computer needs to display, but also that it has to hold up to the pen and make sure that it is not pliant which would degrade from the pen and pad feel of a tablet screen when using the stylus to write on it.

Post as a guest Name. It’s at a slant, and that slant is caused by the extra space that protrudes from the bottom of the notebook.

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This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. I have it and I hear an annoying high pitch whine coming from it constantly when its not charging. It makes a really high pitched hiss, which when there is no noise around you, can get extremely annoying. VtengstudentJul 18, Gateway M front side view view large image Gateway M left side view view large image Gateway M right side view view large image Gateway Mback side view view large image One of the small gripes I have with this system, is the fact that all Three USB ports are on the left side, and that is a little annoying, because if I would need to use a wired mouse, I would have to have it run from left to right, as I prefer to use my mouse on the right side of the keyboard.


It is as if my wrists rest along a thin bar, rather than a wide enough surface to provide complete support. This dampened my hopes some, because at that time, very few vendors offered a tablet pc that had a dedicated GPU. SimsHsiaJul 9, I look in the task manager and it doesn’t show any programs that would be causing this. Admittedly this would be considered a personal preference, but in my own opinion, the feeling is just a bit uncomfortable.

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Speakers Gateway engineers got off to a good start by choosing to place the speakers along the front edge of the case. As far as the screen is concerned, this 14″ screen is very nice. Also included is Adobe Acrobat Reader 7. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. This is my first laptop, but even still, I have used several laptops over my life, and when comparing them, this one doesn’t run as hot as one would think.

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When the new Core 2 duo Merom comes out for notebooks if the chip is not soldered to the motherboardthem we will be able to “drop in” the new chip and get a bios update and enjoy less power drain and get a performmce boost and be bit compatible for Vista OS when it comes out.


The Gateway does fairly well at recreating this feeling, however, I don’t believe that this is as good as some of the other laptops on the market.

JoshuaFallsAug 20,in forum: The time now is Other than that, the only other missing port someone would have a complaint about would be S-Video, however, that can be solved using the Optional Port Replicator attachment that Gateway sells.

However, this Gateway did not ginepoint. These benchmarks were run in a normal tablet pc environment, meaning that all of the special tablet processes were running, which allows more of a “real-world” score and performance that fniepoint not higher due to a lack of processes because most of them have been turned off by the user, so technically these scores can be higher if more processes were turned off.

I think that the finepoint system works well.

Even when on, the fans produce little finepiint, and do not detract from the laptop using experience. NamelessPlayerAug 11, Sounds like a bad install of Win7 or a bad copy of the driver Is the pen supposed to write only when you get close enough to touching the screen?

While I am not sure gatewag much of a drain the faster HD is on battery life, it must not be that much, as I can still manage several hours on the 12 cell battery. Gateway M keyboard and touchpad view large image.