Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Gateway NV59C09u
Source: Mobile Tech Review Archive.org version
For list price of $799, the Gateway NV59C is an ideal notebook for students and business users who enjoy a capable laptop with a large and bright display to do their homework and office work on the road. As a side quest, the Gateway NV59C is a very capable multimedia notebook that plays Blu-ray Disc and Hulu with impressive performance. The notebook is slim and quite portable at 5.72 pounds. If you are not into high-end gaming, the Gateway has the power and the looks to handle almost anything you can throw at it. And if you need just little more power and space, you can get the Intel Core i5 model with 500GB HDD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC World India Archive.org version
The Gateway NV59C sells for a price of Rs. 39,374. For that price you get a very good looking mainstream laptop with better-than-average performance and a nice keyboard. It isn’t as heavy and drab-looking as the Acer Aspire 5740G, while offering better battery life in comparison. If you don’t want to pay as much as the Dell Studio 14 Artist Edition laptop, definitely buy the Gateway NV59C -- it’s a very good laptop for the price with a larger screen, with very good looks. But if looks don’t matter all that much for you, consider the Dell Inspiron 14R.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% mobility: 80%
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
With an MRSP of $799.99 (NV59C09u), including a two-year warranty rather than the usual one-year, the Gateway NV59C09u is a solid if uninspiring choice. We'd like to see a higher resolution display to match the Blu-ray drive, and for a multimedia notebook the 320GB hard-drive is miserly and, at 5,400rpm, slow. Performance, meanwhile, is sufficient for everyday tasks but gamers should look elsewhere. The HD-capable optical drive is the NV59C09u's biggest draw, though we'd suggest shopping around since mainstream notebooks often see significant discounts and could well offer better storage than the Gateway manages. NV59C series starts at $579.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2010
Source: PC World Archive.org version
This laptop provides reasonable power for video and work, but it feels cheaper than its price warrants.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2010
Rating: performance: 73% features: 88%
Source: Tweaktown Archive.org version
The Gateway NV59C09u makes a very good multimedia notebook at under $800, complete with performance and Blu-ray.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 92%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
High-definition content is all the rage these days, and being knee-deep in it with a laptop has become an afford option. The Gateway NV59C09u is an affordable mainstream laptop and an entertainment vehicle. For $800 (list) at your local Costco, the biggest prize here is the built-in Blu-ray drive, but that's about it in terms of features. For an extra $30, the Editors' Choice Samsung R580 ($830 list, ) gives you more speed and graphics power, in addition to the Blu-ray drive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
At $799, the 15.6-inch Gateway NV59C09u is a good pick for notebook shoppers who want a built-in Blu-ray drive but don’t want to spend a lot of money. The NV series’ two-year guarantee also means you’ll save money on an extended warranty. However, while the NV has longer battery life than the comparable Samsung R580 ($829), we prefer the latter because of its discrete Nvidia graphics. If you can do without Blu-ray playback, we’d instead steer you toward the HP G62t, a $599 notebook that performs better and lasts longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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).
74.4%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.