Is the Gateway NV5935 a good value?

Hi Everyone, I am looking into buying a mid range laptop to replace my desktop. I don't know much about processors or ram or even operating systems for that matter.

So I went to Frys and asked what there best value for a computer under $700 is. they recommended the Gateway NV5935; which is priced at $699.

So would you agree it's the best deal for the money(specs are below)? or is there a better laptop that you would recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Here is the address of the Gateway NV5935 in question:


Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-430M processor 2.26GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.53 GHz (1066MHz FSB, 3MB L3 cache)

Operating system: Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Display: 15.6" HD Widescreen Ultrabright™ LED-backlit Display 1600x900 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio

Memory: 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory, (2 x 2048MB)

Video: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 128MB of dedicated system memory , supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10

Audio: High-Definition Audio Support, Two Built in Stereo Speakers, Built-in Digital Microphone

Hard Drive: 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Optical Drive: 8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive (Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD±R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD±R DL, 6X DVD±RW, 5X DVD-RAM, Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R, 4X DVD±R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM)

Digital Media Reader: Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader - Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)

Webcam: Built-in Webcam

Communications: 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)

Ports: 4 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI™ Port, 1 - VGA Port, 1 - Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack with S/PDIF support, 1 - Microphone-in Jack, 1 - Ethernet (RJ-45) Port, 1 - Modem (RJ-11) Port, 1 - DC-in Jack for AC Adapter

Battery: 6-cell Li-Ion (4400 mAh) Battery, Up to 4-hour, 30-minute battery life

Software: Adobe® Flash® Player, Adobe® Reader®, CyberLink® DVD Solution™, featuring PowerDVD™ and Power2Go™, EarthLink®, Gateway Launch Manager, Gateway MyBackup Solution, Gateway Recovery Management, Google Desktop™, Google Toolbar™, Microsoft® Works with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial, Norton™ Internet Security 2009 Trial, Norton™ Online Backup, WildTangent® Demo Games

WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts and Labor
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  1. no you might want to consider one with a ded graphics card like this freinds has it and he loves it.
  2. Laptop is priced $649 Fry's B&M as of May 9 2010
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