Originally Posted by qhn
Is this i7 having the same 1.06GHz or better?
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-640UM Processor(1.20Ghz, 4 Threads, turbo boost up to 2.26GHz, 4M cache) [Included in Price]
You may not realize it but there isnt a lot of info from which to form an opinion.
Start with the common:
malware, virus, etc
bloat or "too many things" running
If it used to be faster the simple response is...
Fair enough but note that Gateway has had a horrible reputation over time. Kinda the "AOL" of computers. Err wait. That was PB.
Anyway, I still like the idea of evaluating the replacement unit. If ok, then keep it. If in...
I had heat I didnt like with mine until I forced fans on all the time. After that, it was comfy even on lap. No card failures.
No experience with 1730 but selling at even 500 is a BIG % of a new system