Gateway NV Series 15.6" Laptops Announced!

First it's the single-core AMD processor powered Netbook, now it's a full-fledged laptop! Looks like Gateway is slowly becoming a serious contender in the mobile computing race with its new far-from-dowdy-and-with-great-specs releases.

Check out Gateway NV Series:


It comes in 2 models - One is AMD powered; The other with Intel Core. Here are the specs and the corresponding prices:

The well-equipped NV Series will be available in a variety of configurations to meet a range of budgets, starting at $499.99. Details on two of the many configurations that will be selling in the line follows:

Model Number: Gateway NV5214u
MSRP: $499.99
AMD Athlon(TM) 64 X2 QL-64 Dual Core Processor (2.1 GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 667
MHz FSB)
15.6" HD Ultrabright(TM) LED-backlit display with 16:9 ratio and 1366 x
768 pixel resolution
4GB Dual-channel DDR2 Memory
320GB hard disk drive(2)
AMD RS780MN Chipset
ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3200 Graphics
Integrated webcam
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WiFi Certified
Digital media card reader: Secure Digital(TM) (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard
(MMC), Memory Stick® (MS)Memory Stick PRO(TM) (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card(TM)
(xD)
Ports and connections: HDMI(TM) port with HDCP support, Four USB 2.0
ports, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with
S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port and Modem (RJ-11)
port and DC-in jack for AC adapter
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
MyBackup Button
6-cell Li-ion battery (4400 mAh)
Coffee Brown chassis

Model Number: Gateway NV5807u
MSRP: $599.99
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 processor (2.10 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
15.6" HD Ultrabright(TM) LED-backlit display with 16:9 ratio and 1366 x
768 pixel resolution
4GB Dual-channel DDR2 Memory
320GB hard disk drive(1)
Mobile Intel® GM459 Express Chipset
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Integrated webcam
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
Digital media card reader: Secure Digital(TM) (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard
(MMC), Memory Stick® (MS)Memory Stick PRO(TM) (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card(TM)
(xD)
Ports and connections: HDMI(TM) port with HDCP support, Four USB 2.0
ports, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with
S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port and Modem (RJ-11)
port and DC-in jack for AC adapter
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
MyBackup Button
6-cell Li-ion battery (4400 mAh)
Midnight Blue chassis

Considering the specs, the prices are not bad at all - especially the $499 unit; Notebook specs at netbook price!

Gateway NV comes in NightSky Black, Midnight Blue, Cherry Red, and Coffee Brown. We'll keep you posted on its international release date and on its availability in the Philippines.

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