Originally Posted by kill.switch
Hey all, I've been following this forum for a bit now as I am set on getting a Gateway FX laptop for my next comp purchase. I'm still trying to get some things figured out, however. I am mostly looking at the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101176
P-7807u. I have a few quick questions though:
I'm anal about my screen resolution, is there any way to increase it to 1900x1200 on this beast?
Also, I'm pretty heavy into modding and want to figure out a way to wire up a backlit keyboard with lit keys hooked up. Would an Alienware mx17 keyboard fit in this so I could use that, then just wire it up?
After looking at the specs, I assume I could upgrade the CPU to the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819111011
Q9000 Quad-core, correct?
Are there any deals anyone has found on this? Newegg's price keeps jumping around.
Thanks all! I look forward to getting this and modding and tweaking and gaming the crap out of it!
I got mine at Newegg for $1099, with a $20 rebate from paypal, so I paid less than $1100 shipped. Not even a day after I ordered, the price went up $100, and now it seems to have went up another $50. o-O; I'd look around.
A few posts above yours it was stated quad core's don't work, but that was on an older FX, not sure if anything has changed.
You can upgrade your screen. A page or two back I think someone posted about an LG screen they got off eBay that works great, and is 1900 x 1200. I too am very picky with resolution, but I just got my 7807 from Newegg a few days ago, and 1440 x 900 really isn't that bad, but I still want 1900 x 1200 lol.
Offtopic~ Anyone ordered something from Newegg with horrible packing? My fx came in with 2 boxes taped together, that didn't even form 1 whole box, and barely had enough tape to hold it together. I've never had such a bad shipping experience with Newegg before =/