Gateway, the subsidiary of Acer company has announced a new inexpensive 15.6 inch notebook, the Gateway NV57H103U. Comes with silver plastics chassis with weighing at 5.7 pounds and powered by second generation of Intel Sandy Bridge platform, the NV57H103U notebook is aimed for people who looking for a decent machine for basic computing tasks without break the bank.
Gateway NV57H103U Specs
Yes, it’s will not break your bank. For price only at $399.99, you’ll get the Intel Core i3-2310M dual core processor that clocked at 2.1GHz and features 3MB cache. Under the hood, Gateway NV57H103U notebook also incorporated with a 4GB DDR3 of RAM with two slot for expand memory up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM and built in 500GB of Serial ATA hard drive disk which has speed at 5,400rpm. Working on Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit version as the operating system, this laptop provide a seamless multitasking performance for basic computing tasks.
The 15.6 inch High Definition LED-backlit LCD display with Ultrabright technology and integrated Intel HD graphics 3000 as graphics accelerator with 128MB memory make the images and video looks clear, bright and vivid colors. It capable to playing 720p video playback with support a resolution at 1366×768 pixel. Like the Gateway NV57H18H, the NV57H103U also shipped with a Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW and built in webcam on the top of display with internal digital microphone for video communication, as well as standart stereo speakers and HDMI port to connect the video or images into external monitor or HDTV.
Of course, the budget friendly notebook is also equipped with few port and connectivity features that usually can you found on other laptop on its price, such as a audio jack, headphone jack, USB 2.0 port, Multi-in-1 digital media reader with supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ connector and high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n).
Gateway NV57H103U Price
For base configuration, buyer also get Adobe Reader 9.1, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Norton Internet Security 2010 and Microsoft Office Suite with reduced few functionality. Sadly, it lacks USB 3.0 port which can faster transfer data than USB 2.0 model, but as a $400 machine, we think Gateway NV57H103U is a great and still worth for your money. What do you think? If the Core i3-2310M notebook is not too powerful for you, you can check new Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 series that shipped with the 3rd generation of Intel Ivy Bridge platform (of course, it also have higher price).