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Gateway NV55S05u

Specifications

Gateway NV55S05uNotebook: Gateway NV55S05u (NV Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-3500M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6620G
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 70.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gateway NV55S05u

72% Gateway NV55S05u
Source: Computer Shopper English
A laptop with a quad-core processor for how much? That’s the first question we asked when we set eyes on the compelling-looking Gateway NV55S05u. This AMD-based 15.6-inch laptop is a passable budget option for games and playing media, but it's less able as a workhorse productivity machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 72%
80% Gateway NV55S05u
Source: PC Mag English
The Gateway NV5505Su is the type of desktop replacement that'll make you pause and wonder about the shortcomings that come with a low price and unfamiliar AMD parts. Well, let me reassure you that AMD's new Llano APU, the A8-3500, is every bit as capable as an Intel Core i5. Its graphics environment is superior over Intel's, and battery life, AMD's biggest concern, was more than satisfactory. It may not perform as well in hardcore tasks like video and photo editing, but its low price reflects these shortcomings. I would still recommend the Asus U56E-BBL5 because its slight premium is accompanied by a better looking design, more power, and better battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Gateway NV55S05u Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Gateway NV55S05u provides a good computing experience at a budget-friendly $579. It delivers better graphics performance than competing notebooks in its price range along with a modern white-and-silver design. Some may prefer the HP Pavilion g6sx because it offers better CPU performance in a lighter design--along with more color options. But overall, the NV55S05u is well suited for consumers who want an entertainment machine with a stylish design at an affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Gateway NV55S05u (white)
Source: CNet English
The landscape of budget laptops often looks like a police lineup of suspects: a muddy confusion of similar-looking faces and bodies. You could do a lot worse than the Gateway NV55S05u for a solid RAM/hard drive combination and an all-around decent processor in a 15-inch laptop, provided you can live with poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% mobility: 50%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6620G: Integrated processor graphics card (in the A-Series of Llano APUs) without dedicated graphics memory.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A8-3500M:

Llano quad-core APU clocked at 1.5-2.4 GHz (Turbo Core) featuring an integrated Radeon 6620G (400 cores, 400MHz) graphics card.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Gateway: Gateway, Incorporated. is a computer hardware company based in California which develops, manufactures, supports, and markets a wide range of personal computers, computer monitors, servers, and computer accessories. AOL acquired Gateway.net, the online component of Gateway  Inc., in 1999. 2007, Acer completed its acquisition of Gateway for approximately US$710 million. The market share outside of the US market is rather low.

Gateway reviews


70.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)