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Gateway updates ID and NV laptop lines

Gateway updates ID and NV laptop lines
Gateway updates ID and NV laptop lines
Refreshed Gateway laptops now include Llano APU options, USB 3.0, and social-network hot keys.

With the back-to-school season fast approaching, companies are looking to ensure that their notebooks are up to the computing needs of students everywhere. As a result, Gateway is revamping their ID and NV series of notebooks with some “Chic Styling” and hardware to match everybody’s needs.

Gateway ID47 and ID57 Series

First up on Gateway’s series of refreshes is the ID series of notebooks that now come in either an “Industrial Blue Liquid” or “Brushed Platinum” design; both with an aluminum cover and a stainless steel laser-engraved logo.  Furthermore, Gateway has managed to fit a 14” display on the 13.3” chassis in order to provide more screen real estate without the added notebook size.

As for the inner specs on the machine, all models come with a Core i5-2410M processor, and can be outfitted with up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB HDD, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics with Optimus drivers. Interestingly, only Canadian patrons will be able to order the ID57 which comes with a 15.6” display and 8GB of DDR3 RAM along with the aforementioned specs.

Gateway NV55 and NV57 Series

The second series of notebooks announced by Gateway is the NV series that comes with a 15.6” HD LED display and Intel or AMD processor options. For Llano lovers out there, the NV55 comes with a 1.5GHz A8-3500 APU with onboard Radeon HD 6620G graphics and 6GB of RAM. Otherwise, Intel fans can opt for the NV57 and its Intel Core i3-2310M CPU and HD 3000 Graphics, but will have to settle for 2GB of RAM less as a result.

Either way, both notebooks also come with a 640GB HDD, a dedicated numeric keypad, and a 1.3MP webcam. Unfortunately, both models only last 4 hours via their respective 6-cell batteries.

Finally, Gateway has included some common options between both the ID and IV series, as both will come with USB 3.02 USB 2.0 ports and HDMI. In addition, the company has included quick-use hotkeys that allow easy updates to YoutubeFacebook, and Flickr. 

Both series of notebooks are currently available from US and Canadian retailers, with the ID series starting at $700 and the IV series beginning at $530.

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2011-07- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)