Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway NV51B05u
Source: PC World
The Gateway NV51B05u is a bargain if your computing needs are simple (or simple with a bent toward movie viewing). This laptop isn't for anyone with gaming aspirations, but otherwise its features are first-tier--and you can't argue with the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
We don't like cheap laptops, but we love inexpensive ones. The difference is one of degree; a cheap laptop looks and feels shoddy, and woefully underperforms. Taking a CPU intended for an 11-inch ultraportable and sticking it in a midsize system can potentially be a recipe for disaster. Gateway's 15-inch AMD Fusion-based NV51B05u avoids any major problems, but it could be better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
Source: Computer Shopper
Let’s face it: Most of us will rarely use all the processing power that today’s typical dual-core laptop can deliver. So with the Gateway NV51B05u, parent company Acer is betting there’s a market for a mainstream notebook with good-enough performance at an eye-poppingly low price. If a big screen, a roomy keyboard, and a low price are more important to you than sexy looks and sizzling performance, the NV51B05u is for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 72%
CommentAMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
In 2014 to 2016, Gateway did no longer belong to the Top 10 laptop manufacturers/distributors. Newer devices from Gateway are hardly reviewed by specialist media any longer (as of 2016).
64%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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