Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway NV55S05u
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
AMD Radeon HD 6620G: Integrated processor graphics card (in the A-Series of Llano APUs) without dedicated graphics memory.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
15-16 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.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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).
70.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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