Gateway M 6842 Red Laptop Computer

The Gateway M-6842 is a red laptop which offers several powerful components, and provides the user a high level of performance at a good value. This model is powered by the 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 processor, and typically comes with 3GB PC2-5300 DDR2 of system memory. While this is considered by some to be a budget laptop, the core components and operation of the laptop is responsive and reliable.


Gateway M-6842 Red

While many of the budget laptops recently come with a 160GB SATA hard drive, which is really not very much space these days, it does play a role in the price of the laptops remaining low. If you think back just a handful of years this much space was actually great, yet these days if you need room for lots of large video files for example, then you may want to build the cost of an external drive into your endeavors.

Keeping your important data backed up onto DVD is another way to optimize keeping free space on your laptop computer. The Gateway M-6843 comes with an 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer DVD burner which includes LabelFlash functionality so if you have the time to manage this, you could certainly keep plenty of free space on your laptop. Several of the red laptop computers which we have reviewed utilize the 15.4” widescreen LCD, especially in the budget to mid-level laptop classification such as the M-6843. This is a good size for essentially everything which you would want to do on your laptop such as watching movies and viewing different websites online. While the larger screens provide more viewing area, they do tend to cost more as well as add to the overall weight of the laptop (the M-6843 weighs in at just over 6 pounds) which may be a concern if you are going to do much traveling with the portable computer.

Additional features noted during this review include a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics, ExpressCard slot, 5-in-1 reader and impressive graphics display. Most of these features are typical of any manufacture’s laptop in this class.

When colored laptops have colorful top covers they offer a great splash of color, yet when the design includes the palm rest as well as the overall laptop being colorful, then it makes it even more satisfying. This Gateway is a nice example of a red laptop computer all around, with a nice variance of a silver color around the keyboard. The look is stylish and the unit has a solid feel indicating quality.