Originally Posted by Compman55
It seems when the m6805 came out the forums were flooded with posts, now it seems dead, is this a good thing??
I got my 7405gx in Nov 2004 and that was like at least 6 months after the m6805 was out. What happened to all the traffic?
Either the build quality went up or the interest went down. Or any other number of reasons. The Gateway AMD laptops have become ubiqitous; they're cheap and powerful and anyone can buy one from Best Buy. People who aren't computer enthusiasts like us are probably buying them and never bothering to look for a community to share their interest in them with. Also, compared to many other laptops out there, the Athlon 64 Gateways are boat anchors. At 1.6" thick and 7.5 pounds (and made of soft plastic with a sub-2 hour battery life), it probably wouldn't be my first choice if I were sending my kid to college with it. Except that I'm a college student and I happen to enjoy massive amounts of power that can be tucked away in my backpack
But you're right, it has seemed a lot more dead lately. Maybe it's because we've solved so many issues in the past, especially with your help: we can fix LCD flicker, we know how to install 2 gigs of ram and hard drives, we can swap optical drives, do fresh operating system installs with the latest drivers, connect to wireless networks, and loads of other stuff. We have plenty of photos available and tons of reviews. And, most importantly, the forums have a nice search feature ^_^
I still love my 7405gx, even though it's given me some problems. I've been posting more on here recently because I'm interested in resurrecting my Gateway for it's last haul before I move on to a 4000+ machine or whatever's next. Hey, the people who count are still here, right?