Gateway M280 reviewed by Tracy Hooten

Gateway M280 Convertible Notebook / Tablet PC

Tracy Hooten, of has written a very good, objective review of Gateway’s M280 Convertible Notebook. Her overall conclusion matches mine:


Overall, the Gateway M280/CX200X makes for a great laptop and a poor tablet. I can easily see why it was advertised as a laptop with tablet functionality, because that’s what it feels like. This is for the person who plans to spend less than 50% of their time in tablet mode, such as if they only planned on using it during meetings or for conveying a quick concept through a drawing. I don’t think it’d be the best bet for a student who planned on using it for notes, homework, and studying, but the price point may make it the only option for some.