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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.

  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • war2k9
    Gateway makes ok laptops when compare to emachine, compaq and no name manufactures.
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  • Greg_77
    Gateway is improving. Their gaming laptops are not bad, and many of their mainstream laptops are pretty good as well. Gateway is owned by Acer currently, and though many people have prejudice against Acer, their laptops are pretty good for the most part.
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  • dextermat
    My experience with gateway laptops translate more toasters.

    Most overburns within 1 year normal of usage....

    Craptops might be a more appropriate term... most emachines, dell are too..

    Sadly i repair computers and you usually have to change the laptop motherboards (witch cost an arm and a leg)

    Asus build better laptops

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  • jdamon113
    sure most laptops are affordable, what good is it if you cant call when something goes wrong and it will its a gateway. I had one last year nice system but parts fell out it and the GREAT...... geek squad personal told not to worry that is normal............. Nice gateway keep it up and you will be rememberes like Packard bell
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  • mcreskiller
    I have an amd laptop it isn
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  • mcreskiller
    I have a gateway laptop and it isn't to bad sure it gets hot but most laptops do and the only place it gets hot is the side where the cpu fan is the rest stays cool. I am planing on installing a solid state drive in the laptop soon because i will admit the harddrive is a tad bit slow but arn't all laptop harddrives?
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  • Hanin33
    eh.. no.. i think the few that give positive reviews of gateway never had to deal with dozens or even hundreds of their crappy products... having 10-15 of their crappy laptops on my work bench at once tells me they're total crap. the argument that they're a decent laptop maker is meaningless since many others make far better products with far less failure rates, for the most inane things like making the case structure just 1-2mms too thin causing the motherboard to crack at the worst of places, for the same low prices. do you know how hard it is to track down a system error caused by a cracked motherboard that isn't totally obvious??? maybe i'm just in a area infested with them but i see more gateways than any other major brand...
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  • well i have a gateway laptop currently with an athlon 64 4000+ and ai x600 graphics chip and 1gb of ram. honestly i have nothing at all bad to say about. its been through hell and back at least a dozen times. the only thing that is wrong with it is the hinge(s) broke but that was because its been dropped a millions times and the the green but around the audio jack is broke but that was because someone tripped of the cord going to my surround system. other than that its a tank.
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