“Back to School” – The Gateway M250S
Summer is here folks, and it’s far too hot to leave the pool, and go hardware hunting for that laptop deal. No worries, stay by the poolside, and keep sipping on that chilled 3 olive martini – Leave the tedious work of finding a bargain for college or business to team Laptopical.
As promised we’ve managed to dig up a deal not quite as affordable as a shoeshine and cab ride home, but almost…..Gateway have just slashed the price of the M250S entry level laptop to under 700 dollars. This computer weighs 5.2 pounds, comes equipped with a 14 inch widescreen display, 40 GB hard drive, 256MB DDR2 SDRAM, and a 1.4GHz Intel Celeron M 360 processor – Pentium M’s baby brother.
Sporting a Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, the Gateway M250s isn’t the best machine for running the latest games, but certainly the M250s is a solid choice for surfing the web, checking email, compiling spreadsheets, word processing etc.
What else do you get for 699 dollars? I’m afraid little more than 3 USB ports, a firewire port, 1 PC card slot, and a 24x CD-RW/DVD-ROM. As you can see there are not many bells and whistles with this puppy, but the basic model is configurable.
The Gateway M250S is being billing as a “back to school” laptop, and we think it’s a good no frills machine, with respectable performance. As for hard line gamers, move along now, nothing more to see here.
Visit Gateway.com to check availability and pricing of the M250S notebook.
By Todd Gold
Saturday, July 09, 2005