The MA8 chassis is used in the MX600x models of the MX6000 series and in most ML6000 models.
It is aesthetically similar to the MA7 chassis, but is nearly all black. It can be physically distinguished by its 4 grouped USB ports as opposed to the MA7's 2 groups of 2 USB ports.
The following is info pulled from Gateway's legacy site. The gallery images correspond with each info section:
|A. Webcam (optional)||The optional webcam can be used to add video and audio to many of the available Internet chat programs and allow others to see who they are communicating with when making Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls. In addition, by using the software included with the webcam, you can take pictures or create video clips.|
|B. Webcam status indicator (optional)||When lit, this light indicates the optional webcam is in use.|
|C. LCD display panel||
|D. Multimedia panel (optional)||Use to control playback of CDs and DVDs. The panel includes volume control buttons.TD>|
|E. Power button||Press to turn the power on or off.|
|F. Microphone||Record audio through this microphone or use it to talk through when making Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls. The built-in microphone is turned off while an external microphone is connected.|
|G. Keyboard||Provides all the features of a full-sized keyboard.|
|H. Touchpad||Provides all the functionality of a mouse.|
|I. Status indicators||Informs you when a drive is in use or when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used.|