When Microsofts Vista is released, tablet functionality will be ubiquitous in the operating system. From what I have seen, this works quite well. The pen is held in a small little depository and is easily accessible. Ever since I have used it, it has been blazing in performance, with almost no lag when switching between documents or opening up programs, and not once has there even been a slight delay. When being miserly, and low brightness and no wireless, the laptop can almost hit 8 and a half hours.

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While the benchmarking program we use to test mobile systems—MobileMark—cannot be used to run Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition, we were able to get 6 hours of battery life out of the ME. People looking for an ultra thin and ultra-portable convertible laptop should take a close look….

Gateway ME review – Engadget

Overall, the laptop feels well built and up to the task of the abuse that may be experienced by this laptop, both in regular and tablet mode. You already have an account a social account with us. The speakers are nothing to write home about, but loud enough to fill a small room.

Fortunately, VT had forged several partnerships with manufacturers Gateway, Fujitsu, Toshiba, and HP that allowed us to have significant discounts on otherwise expensive equipment. The systems hinge is sturdy, and a scroll wheel next to the display makes it easy to navigate. It hardly ever experiences lag, and this is definitely a positive attribute for this computer.

This is definitely a pro of the computer, as it displays the power to do multiple tasks without any sign of strain. This should be an internal module. They come on here and there, and are on for a short time before they turn off.


Drivers for Gateway M285-E notebooks Bluetooth devices

This tablet amply provides a laptop that in essence is a laptop, but also provides tablet functionality without detracting from the overall ggateway experience. The ME may provide too much of everything, though: With the default settings, the battery lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes while editing text documents and surfing the web.

There are several advantages and disadvantages to this. Recording conversations or lectures bluftooth easy with the built in microphone. It makes a really high pitched hiss, which when there is no noise around you, can get extremely annoying. Share Email Twitter Facebook Google. This is pretty amazing considering the fact that this is running components that are at higher speeds, which result in more heat being produced.

Your name or email address: This dampened my hopes some, because at that time, very few vendors offered a tablet pc that had a dedicated GPU.

On the right side, one can find the modular bay, which can house a variety of drives, as well as the modular battery, which adds a second battery to the system for even more battery life.

Converting the ME from notebook to tablet mode can be done by swiveling the screen around and laying the back of the display flat on top of the keyboard. One thing I did notice was that there was no Pen compatibility with Firefox. The faster rpm hard drive can also deserve some credit, as this k285-e available many of the things I need sooner, thus eliminating a bottleneck that may exist had I chosen to go with the slower rpm hard drive.

The system is very responsive and fast enough for all but the most demanding gamers. This is a Tablet PC Convertible, gsteway basically means this is a standard laptop that can be converted into a tablet, so it can be used as both bluftooth tablet and a regular notebook.


Gateway M Convertible Tablet PC Review (pics, specs)

This is pretty astounding considering that I chose to get the slower mhz memory and not taking advantage of the faster FSB that the processor bluwtooth. While there were several reviews for other regular laptops that one could technically compare them to, it was more of an apples blueooth oranges comparison, and thus was inconclusive at best. Toggle navigation Toggle search Advertiser Disclosure. Keyboard and Touchpad Gateway M keyboard and touchpad view large image The keyboard for this computer is excellent.

By clicking on the “Register” button below, I agree that I have carefully read the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy and I agree to be legally bound by all such terms. Multifunction and convertible gizmos always have at least some drawbacks and the M is no exception. Suface Pen 4th gen tip question misterdJul 9,in forum: Of these manufacturers, I had decided to go with Gateway, because at the time of my purchase, they were the only ones who had a dedicated GPU while also carrying the newer Core Duo chips.

I myself have not yet had the need to call tech support, and hopefully that need will not arise. The performance is top notch, and the quality is also surprisingly nice.