The average Windows-based notebook sells for about $750 these days--the same as this time last year. This Gateway T-6836 is just a bit above the average, but it's also CNET Reviews' pick for best budget-level laptop for back to school.
To quote CNET's Matthew Elliott: "While most laptops here weigh in around 6 pounds and feature a 15-inch screen, the Gateway saves your shoulder about a half pound or more of weight while still serving up a 1,280x800 resolution found on most 15-inch displays and packing it in its 14-inch display. It's also the only system in this group to serve up 64-bit Vista and 4GB of RAM, which helped it lead the way in labs testing. It also fared well on our battery drain test."
August 5, 2008 3:58 AM PDT
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