Gateway Launches Series of Affordable Laptops

Gateway’s NV series comes at two separate price points, a $499 model and a $599 model and while the latter is a little more appealing, the cheaper version is still a great machine at a near-netbook price.

For $499 you’re looking at AMD’s 2.1 GHz Athlon 64 CPU along with an AMD RS780MN chipset, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, a 15.6-inch 1366x768 HD display (16:9), 4 GB of DDR2, a 320 GB HDD, 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WiFi certified, multi-card reader, HDMI, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA, Ethernet, microphone jack, audio-out jack, and a six cell Li-ion battery. The whole lot ships Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. Not bad for just under $500.

The more expensive $599 version packs Intel’s Core 2 Duo T6500, Mobile Intel GM459 Express chipset and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, a 15.6-inch 1366x768 HD display, 4 GB of DDR2, 320 GB HDD, DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive, HDMI, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA, Ethernet, microphone jack, audio-out jack, 6 cell Li-ion battery and Windows Vista Home Premium.

Those of you looking for color choices have the option of NightSky Black, Midnight Blue, Cherry Red, or Coffee Brown.

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  • ckthecerealkiller
    So they took their M series and put in a processor/GPU/board that costs almost 1/2 the price and dropped the price 50-100 dollars.... Sounds like a deal to me!!! /sarcasm

    Hehe Gateway... Good times... Good times
  • Hanin33
    even before Gateway sold out it's business computer wing and pretty much all of their support structure out... i would never recommend buying any of their products... ancient are the days when gateway's cow print logos gave you a sense of a reasonably good computer or laptop... onwards towards Packard Bell type obscurity for you gateway!
  • war2k9
    Gateway makes ok laptops when compare to emachine, compaq and no name manufactures.