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I would as well. Although I would make some chaanges.

1) Separated GPU and Mobo PCB. Not all one unit.
2) Upgradeable GPU. This would be an AWESOME feature and would allow most customibility.
3) I would like to see better cooling for these. As it is I had to cut every other little "grille spindle" to get more air to the fans. Has improved my cooling 100%.

Theres just a few of my wish list for the next line of these awesome laptops
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OK guys I am having a bit of an issue with my Gateway FX P6831. I can sit here and play CoD4: MW1 all day and not have a single problem. I love it for that. But then on other days I load up Internet Explorer and the damn thing freezes up. Can't do anything. Mouse doesn't move. Nothing. I have to Hard restart. What could be causing this issue?
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Anyone happen to know where I could get a replacement GPU fan for the 7811?
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Did gateway discontinue this line?
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No as far as I know they still make them....I think.... See HERE
I am a little disappointed to see that they don't come with anything better that a C2D. Where most other Gaming Laptop producers are into i3, i5, and i7, Gateway has chosen to stay with the C2D. (Asus G71Gx comes with C2D as well but thats their lowest gaming model avaialable.) Also, they continue to use 5400rpm Hard drioves while the other companies are using 7200rpm hard drives. And while other companies are using ATi HD 5870 Mobility(Dell) and other higher GPUs, Gateway is using the 9800M GTS. Now that we have covered these bases lets cover another.
I can pick up a Gateway P-7815u FX LX for $689.97. A Dell 17" gaming laptop STOCK will hit you for $1700+. And these Gateway FX are BEASTS! For a lower end gaming ;aptop you will be hard pressed to find anything at a better price. I do wish that Gateway would give us the higher end options though. Can you imagine one of these with a i7 and a GTX460M GPU??? HOLY CRAP!
Edited by Erick Silver - 10/11/10 at 10:08am
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No as far as I know they still make them....I think.... See HERE
The hardware is getting a bit dated,do they really still make these?
A core i5 or i7 with a DX11 ATI mobile card or one of the Nvidia GTX mobile cards would be awesome,the casing design is still very good,but needs some tweaks for better cooling like some modders have done.
    
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Yeah the Hardware is dated. Like I said if they would upgrade the hardware a bit astill manage to keep the prices down these things will destory the competition.
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Yeah the Hardware is dated. Like I said if they would upgrade the hardware a bit astill manage to keep the prices down these things will destory the competition.
It already beats most laptops for its performance at only $800,even a macbook.
If Gateway could take $100 of the current FX,or bump the CPU to a i5 and keep the graphics or bump to a GTX260M,it would be a epic laptop.
    
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I am thinking about putting in a 120GB SSD. If I do, then what is the biggest HDD (second hdd slot) that would fit in the Fx 6860? Some people complain that the 1TB HDD's are bigger and won't fit in some laptops. Newegg has two options for Laptop HDD's, a Western digital blue series and a Seagate, I prefer WD.


Right now I am running 2 WD 320gig in raid 0.
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I am thinking about putting in a 120GB SSD. If I do, then what is the biggest HDD (second hdd slot) that would fit in the Fx 6860? Some people complain that the 1TB HDD's are bigger and won't fit in some laptops. Newegg has two options for Laptop HDD's, a Western digital blue series and a Seagate, I prefer WD.
Right now, the biggest WD drive would be the 750GB as long as is 9.5mm high. No 12.5mm drives.
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