The Gateway M675CS is more than a notebook, it is a portable workstation
designed with legitimate power. It's not the type of machine that is well
suited for a trip on an airplane but rather far better suited for moving
between office presentations or using as both your office and home machine.
The Hyper Threaded CPU is intended for power not battery conservation. The
battery life is sacrificed for pure processing power. Since the target
audience is for power users it is a wonder that Gateway does not offer
Windows XP Professional as the default rather than a somewhat costly extra.
When you are not hard at work the Radeon 9600 will give you more than enough
detail and resolution for any game or DVD.