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Gateway NV79C50u

Specifications

Gateway NV79C50uNotebook: Gateway NV79C50u (NV Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Gateway NV79C50u

80% Gateway NV79C50u 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

With a price tag of $830, the Gateway NV79C50u may not seem all that different from many similarly priced 17-inch laptops but it does have one distinct advantage. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics put it well ahead of the competition by making it a competent 17-inch gaming laptop that won't cost much and has a relatively slim profile.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

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.


460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.4 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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.

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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-01-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)