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Gateway Crams 14'' Screen Into 13'' Laptop

Thursday Gateway said that it revamped its ID Series and NV Series of notebooks with "stylish designs" and the latest in mobile technology. But the company also said that it managed to cram a 14-inch HD widescreen backlit LED display – with full edge-to-edge glass thank you very much – into a chassis typically used for smaller 13.3-inch models. We're not talking about clown car physics here, but close.

The laptop with the ultra-tight chassis is the Gateway ID47 and arrives in either an "Infinity Blue Liquid" or a "Brushed Platinum" design, depending on your fancy, both of which sport an aluminum cover with a stainless steel laser-engraved logo. There are also three tasty models to choose, ranging from $679.99 to $699.99. All three offer Windows 7 Home Premium, second generation Core i5 and i3 processors, 4 GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics, Dolby Home Theater, HDMI output and more.

"The fashionable look and feel of the new Gateway ID Series is the perfect complement for today's on-the-go savvy computer user," the company said. "The sculpted edges, elegant blend of finishes and sleek form factor of the ID Series will inspire creativity for digital media creation and enjoyment as well as fluid social networking."

Gateway's revamped NV Series isn't quite as "snug" as the ID Series, but the 15.6-inch HD widescreen LED-backlit display makes up for size difference offering a cinematic view of your favorite movies, games and websites. This series features either a subtle geometric pattern or the digital wave pattern on the matte chassis lid.

Thursday the company pointed out the new NV57 Series, but the only one currently listed its the NV57H13u which features a dual-core Intel Core i3-2310M @ 2.10 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, a 640 GB HDD and an Intel HD 3000 GPU with 128 MB of dedicated system memory. Gateway also mentioned the NV55 series: nine laptops with processors ranging from the dual-core Intel Pentium P6200 to the dual-core Intel Core i3 to the AMD A8-3500M, all of which range from $449.99 to $629.99.

Gateway also added that the ID Series and NV Series both feature USB 3.0 ports, single-touch backup, quick-use hotkeys for social networking, integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Certified connectivity, integrated HD 1.3MP webcams and PowerSmart Technology for extra-long battery uptime. The Gateway ID notebooks are available at retailers now in the United States and Canada, but the Gateway NV notebooks are available at retailers now only in the United States.

  • johnsmithhatesVLC
    I have the old NV59c and it's a piece of crap.
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  • burnley14
    Like the idea, just a shame it's Gateway. I don't understand why laptop manufacturers still insist on making a 1" bezel around the display when it is unnecessary now, so it's nice to see at least one company diverging from that.
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  • sot010174
    LG already did it. On sale here on Brazil:

    http://www.fastshop.com.br/NOTEBOOK-LG-2%ba-GERACAO-INTEL-CORE-I5-HD-640GB,product,LGP420KBE52P1,302.aspx
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  • bunz_of_steel
    I do concur a piece of krap.... corei.... intel junk. gimme fusion!!
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  • BruceOTB
    Llano please
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  • kawininjazx
    "There are also three tasty models to choose, ranging from $679.99 to $699.99. All three offer Windows 7 Home Premium, second generation Core i5 and i3 processors"

    Did I read that wrong, it's $20 more to go from an i3 to an i5?
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  • eldesconocido
    sot010174LG already did it. On sale here on Brazil:http://www.fastshop.com.br/NOTEBOO 1,302.aspx
    Didn't know LG was in the laptop business too, cool.
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  • Zenthar
    Can't they make those for desktops as well?

    *cough* Eyefinity *cough*
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  • burnley14Like the idea, just a shame it's Gateway. I don't understand why laptop manufacturers still insist on making a 1" bezel around the display when it is unnecessary now, so it's nice to see at least one company diverging from that.
    What do you mean by unnecessary? Maybe from manufacturing standpoint there's no reason for a 1" bezel, but if it's for a 13.3-inch model I already know screen size isn't my main concern. 13.3-inch laptops are for mobility. Mobile devices get beat around, it just happens. The last thing I want is to have a laptop that dings something and the corner of the glass screen gets broke just like the iPhone 4's at AT&T & Verizon.

    If we're talking about desktop screens (and maybe enthusiast laptops that won't be transported as frequent)then I'm for thin bezels all the way. Eyefinity with 6 extremely thin bezel monitors would be a beautiful sight.

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  • livebriand
    It's about time. What requires such a thick bezel? I've seen as much as an inch on some systems. Meanwhile, many old ones, like some dells, have quite thin ones.

    I could use small bezels on my desktop screens come to think of it. They say that the big bezel helps to make the screen (and laptop) sturdy, but with a desktop that's not really an issue. The bezel on my sony monitor is more than an inch, and I have a dual-monitor setup! (note: the second monitor is a Samsung) Because of that, I have about 2.5" of space between the two screens. And it's all because of the bezels.
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