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Gateway Creator 15.6" Laptop: Ryzen 5 4600H, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, GTX 1650

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Walmart has Gateway Creator Series 15.6" Laptop (GWTN156-2BK) for $599. Shipping is free.

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Specs:
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 3Ghz, 6 Cores Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 120Hz IPS LCD Display
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256 GB PCI-e Solid State Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Ports
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 2 x Mini Display Port
    • 1 x Ethernet Port
    • 1 x USB Type-C (Charge + Data transfer)
    • 2 x USB 3.1
    • 1 x Micro SD Slot
    • 1 x Kensington Lock
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life
  • Weight: 4.0 lbs

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    • The Gateway Creator Series 15.6" Performance Notebook is a powerhouse equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H Mobile Processor with Radeon Graphics and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 allowing you to game with ease or breeze through you daily tasks. Tuned by THX audio products enable listeners to get the best audio quality possible by providing custom fidelity improvements, balanced reproduction, and optimal frequency response. During gaming, you will feel like you are in the center of the action with THX Spatial Audio which enhances stereo and surround sound to deliver next generation audio that intensifies 3D soundscapes in all types of entertainment.
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Good deal! I jumped on this one about a month ago at this price. There are a few more options out there with this configuration at this price point at the moment, but there are a few things with this one that make it a little more desirable for me.
* The chassis - Unlike other options from Dell and Lenovo this is a mostly metal chassis with only the bottom being plastic.
* 120Hz display - I've seen some 90Hz, but not 120. The color reproduction may not be as high, but for competitive gaming the higher refresh can be a huge boon.
* Easy to update - I can't speak about the other systems, but I can attest that there are about 12 screws to remove and then you'll have easy access to the M.2 SSD (2 slots, 1 occupied) and the memory (2 slots, 1 occupied).
* CPU - Ryzen 5 compared to i5, which performs more like a desktop i3. Benchmarks are not a good indicator for me usually, but for the CPU they tend to be spot on in this case. Ryzen 5 outperforms the i5 in just about every benchmark and in my use it's been fantastic.

The system games pretty well too. I run MSFS 2020 at high settings at 1080p and I get 25 - 30 fps which is pretty amazing for the budget GPU this is running. The CPU plays a big role in making up for the underpowered GPU.

One note in all of the above, the first thing I did was pick up another 8GB memory and utilized the dual-channel capabilities of the Ryzen CPU. This is the single best update you can make on this machine that will boost the performance.
The Gateway Creator Series 15.6" Performance Notebook is a powerhouse equipped with an AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 allowing you to game with ease or breeze through you daily tasks. Tuned by THX™ audio products enable listeners to get the best audio quality possible by providing custom fidelity improvements, balanced reproduction, and optimal frequency response. During gaming, you will feel like you are in the center of the action with THX® Spatial Audio which enhances stereo and surround sound to deliver next generation audio that intensifies 3D soundscapes in all types of entertainment.

Windows 10 Home

AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics (3.0GHz, Up to 4.0GHz, 8M Cache)

15.6" LCD IPS Display, (1920 x 1080), 120Hz

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB vRAM

Xbox Game Pass – Includes 1-month Xbox Game Pass for PC**
THX Spatial Audio
Tuned by THX™ Display
Tuned by THX™ Audio

256 GB PCI-e Solid State Drive

8 GB Onboard RAM

HD Front-Facing Camera

Up to 5 hours of battery life

HDMI x 1
Mini Display Port x 2
Ethernet Port x 1
USB Type-C (Charge + Data transfer) x 1
USB 3.1 x 2
Micro SD Slot x 1
Kensington Lock x 1
Built-in Stereo Speakers x 2
Bluetooth 5.0
Built-in Microphone
Product Dimensions: 14.2" x 9.7" x 0.8"
Weight: 4.0 lbs.
* Active subscription required; continues until cancelled; game catalog varies over time. Requires Windows 10 and an app to play PC games; see details at xbox.com/pcgamesplan. See xbox.com/game-pass.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gatewa.../466827503
That's a $300 price difference. There is almost always a better value proposition if your budget is unlimited. For some people, 599 is luxury.

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The Gateway Creator Series 15.6" Performance Notebook is a powerhouse equipped with an AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 allowing you to game with ease or breeze through you daily tasks. Tuned by THX™ audio products enable listeners to get the best audio quality possible by providing custom fidelity improvements, balanced reproduction, and optimal frequency response. During gaming, you will feel like you are in the center of the action with THX® Spatial Audio which enhances stereo and surround sound to deliver next generation audio that intensifies 3D soundscapes in all types of entertainment.

Windows 10 Home

AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Graphics (3.0GHz, Up to 4.0GHz, 8M Cache)

15.6" LCD IPS Display, (1920 x 1080), 120Hz

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB vRAM

Xbox Game Pass – Includes 1-month Xbox Game Pass for PC**
THX Spatial Audio
Tuned by THX™ Display
Tuned by THX™ Audio

256 GB PCI-e Solid State Drive

8 GB Onboard RAM

HD Front-Facing Camera

Up to 5 hours of battery life

HDMI x 1
Mini Display Port x 2
Ethernet Port x 1
USB Type-C (Charge + Data transfer) x 1
USB 3.1 x 2
Micro SD Slot x 1
Kensington Lock x 1
Built-in Stereo Speakers x 2
Bluetooth 5.0
Built-in Microphone
Product Dimensions: 14.2" x 9.7" x 0.8"
Weight: 4.0 lbs.
* Active subscription required; continues until cancelled; game catalog varies over time. Requires Windows 10 and an app to play PC games; see details at xbox.com/pcgamesplan. See xbox.com/game-pass.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gatewa.../466827503
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Good deal! I jumped on this one about a month ago at this price. There are a few more options out there with this configuration at this price point at the moment, but there are a few things with this one that make it a little more desirable for me.
* The chassis - Unlike other options from Dell and Lenovo this is a mostly metal chassis with only the bottom being plastic.
* 120Hz display - I've seen some 90Hz, but not 120. The color reproduction may not be as high, but for competitive gaming the higher refresh can be a huge boon.
* Easy to update - I can't speak about the other systems, but I can attest that there are about 12 screws to remove and then you'll have easy access to the M.2 SSD (2 slots, 1 occupied) and the memory (2 slots, 1 occupied).
* CPU - Ryzen 5 compared to i5, which performs more like a desktop i3. Benchmarks are not a good indicator for me usually, but for the CPU they tend to be spot on in this case. Ryzen 5 outperforms the i5 in just about every benchmark and in my use it's been fantastic.

The system games pretty well too. I run MSFS 2020 at high settings at 1080p and I get 25 - 30 fps which is pretty amazing for the budget GPU this is running. The CPU plays a big role in making up for the underpowered GPU.

One note in all of the above, the first thing I did was pick up another 8GB memory and utilized the dual-channel capabilities of the Ryzen CPU. This is the single best update you can make on this machine that will boost the performance.
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How would this one compare? Im still not crazy about buying a Gateway...
Refurbished HP Pavilion i5 GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbi.../375136040
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Seems like solid specs for the price. Not sure about Gateways build quality after being acquired who knows how many times.

I might have rolled the dice on it, but it doesn't have DP Alt Mode video output over USB-C, which is a must have feature for me. Dang.
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Quote from thlinux :
Good deal! I jumped on this one about a month ago at this price. There are a few more options out there with this configuration at this price point at the moment, but there are a few things with this one that make it a little more desirable for me.
* The chassis - Unlike other options from Dell and Lenovo this is a mostly metal chassis with only the bottom being plastic.
* 120Hz display - I've seen some 90Hz, but not 120. The color reproduction may not be as high, but for competitive gaming the higher refresh can be a huge boon.
* Easy to update - I can't speak about the other systems, but I can attest that there are about 12 screws to remove and then you'll have easy access to the M.2 SSD (2 slots, 1 occupied) and the memory (2 slots, 1 occupied).
* CPU - Ryzen 5 compared to i5, which performs more like a desktop i3. Benchmarks are not a good indicator for me usually, but for the CPU they tend to be spot on in this case. Ryzen 5 outperforms the i5 in just about every benchmark and in my use it's been fantastic.

The system games pretty well too. I run MSFS 2020 at high settings at 1080p and I get 25 - 30 fps which is pretty amazing for the budget GPU this is running. The CPU plays a big role in making up for the underpowered GPU.

One note in all of the above, the first thing I did was pick up another 8GB memory and utilized the dual-channel capabilities of the Ryzen CPU. This is the single best update you can make on this machine that will boost the performance.
How bright is the screen and can it run Photoshop with big images like 2 GB etc ?
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Gateway made by same folks who make EVOO. Both now Wal-Mart house brands.
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Seems like a good deal, but the 120hz screen doesn't feel like a good fit for a 1650...
It's only a 1080p screen. There are a lot of games that can still take advantage of it.
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Quote from americanmadexb :
How would this one compare? Im still not crazy about buying a Gateway...
Refurbished HP Pavilion i5 GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Refurbi.../375136040
AMD 4xxx Series Ryzen 5 will destroy the much older i5....
Build Quality of the Gateway likely much superior based on many threads.

The HP may be harder to service, on many models you need to remove the rubber feet to access the screws to open the rear to access memory, hdd, etc....
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If this can at least do Cyberpunk at 720p / Medium Settings I am in!
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Is the 2060 version back on sale too? Ur not getting 120fps on any title with that card
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Is the 2060 version back on sale too? Ur not getting 120fps on any title with that card
It is. Creator fhd is $799. Comes with 2060. This is the one you buy. Was $699 at it's lowest bit still best deal you going to find
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The lenovo y540 is $899 and comes with 16gb and a 2060
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