Gateway rolls out NV Series laptops with latest AMD processors

Summary:Gateway has added some new models to its NV Series collection of laptop computers. The big news here is that these notebooks sport the latest AMD processors.

Gateway has added some new models to its NV Series collection of laptop computers. The big news here is that these notebooks sport the latest AMD processors.

Each of the new NV notebooks sport the additional following specs:

  • 15.6-inch Ultrabright LED-backlit HD display (1,366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Windows 7 Premium
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010
  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Integrated Super-Multi, Double-Layer DVD drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1.3MP HD webcam
  • Full-sized keyboard
  • Connectivity: Three USB ports, HDMI, Media card reader
  • 60-day trial of Norton Internet Security

Gateway is also touting a social networking” button that offers one-touch access to sites like Flickr, Facebook and YouTube.

The flagship of the bunch is the Gateway NV51B05u, which looks like a good choice (at least on paper) for consumers looking for a budget-friendly yet capable entertainment laptop capable of 1080p HD video playback. This one sports an AMD E-Series processor E-350 with Vision Technology and ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics.

Pricing for the most basic configuration with an AMD C-Series processor C-50 with HD Internet Technology starts at $399.99. The aforementioned NV51B05u is available now for $469.99. There is also another alternative, the Gateway NV51B02u, with an AMD E-Series Processor E-350 with Vision Technology for $449.99

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Processors

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