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Gateway Laptop Nv55c26u with an Intel® Core™ i5

The Gateway laptop (Model: Nv55c26u) features an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, a 15.6″ display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

Gateway Laptop Nv55c26u with an Intel® Core™ i5

Gateway Laptop Nv55c26u with an Intel® Core™ i5

This laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5-460M CPU. This  is a dual-core, 64-bit processor with 4 processing threads.  The cores operating at 2.53GHz normally, but can be boosted up to 2.8GHz with TurboBoost technology.  It has 3MB of L3 cache and uses 35W.  The laptop comes with 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM and can be expanded to a maximum of 8GB. That’s plenty of memory for all of your multitasking needs. It uses the Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset.

The display is a 15.6″ TFT-LCD high-definition widescreen display with a resolution of 1366×768.  The screen uses LED backlight for lower power consumption.  The screen is driven by Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-128MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.  This is not the laptop you want, if you want to play today’s games at their highest resolutions.

For storage you get a 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM.  A nice size drive that should hold all your music, movies, digital photos and more.  The optical drive is a multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support.  The digital media reader is a limited 2-in-1 slot with support for Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) formats.

On the networking side you get a built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter accessible through the RJ-45 port.  Nice to see Gigabit in a value laptop like this.  For wireless you get a standard 802.11b/g/n adapter for connecting to all those wireless hotspots or your own home wireless network.

External ports include 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, 1 VGA port for connecting to an external monitor, 1 HDMI port for connecting to your HDTV, 1 headphone-out jack and 1 microphone-in jack.  This laptop also comes with a built-in 1.3 MP HD webcam that supports resolutions up to 1280×1024.

This laptop comes installed with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.  Other software includes Cyberlink® PowerDVD™ & Nero 9 Essentials, Adobe® Reader®, Adobe® Flash® Reader, Gateway MyBackup Solution, Gateway Recovery Management, Norton Internet Security™ 2010 (60-day trial) and Microsoft® Office Starter 2010.

This laptop comes with a 6-Cell Lithium-Ion (4400 mAh) battery pack that can provide up to 4 hours of unplugged power.  The laptop measures 14.99″x9.96″x1.22″/1.34″ and weighs 5.72 pounds.

You can find the Gateway Nv55c26u laptop for around $700.

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