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Gateway NV55S05u

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and keyboard. The energy efficiency and design also get good feedback. Many are critical about the sound and screen. Opinions are divided on the performance.

value for money, design, energy, keyboard, build quality

battery, screen, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Gateway NV55S05u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Gateway NV55S05u

 

The 15-inch Gateway NV55S05u offers a slick white design and very good graphics performance for less than $600.

The Gateway NV55S05u provides a good computing experience at a budget-friendly $579. It delivers better graphics performance than competing notebooks in its price range along with a modern white-and-silver design. Some may prefer the HP Pavilion g6s...

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Gateway NV55S05u (white)

 

The landscape of budget laptops often looks like a police lineup of suspects: a muddy confusion of similar-looking faces and bodies. For $600 you can buy a lot of computer lately, though you're not likely to get something that's particularly sexy. The...

The Gateway NV55S05u is a budget laptop with more-than-average hard-drive space and RAM, and the included AMD A8 APU has better graphics than you get on similarly priced laptops.

The NV55S05u has no-frills features and a generic design, and with the AMD A8 it performed everyday tasks more slowly than equivalently priced Intel Core i3 laptops. The battery life was underwhelming, too.

You could do a lot worse than the Gateway NV55S05u for a solid RAM-hard drive combination and an all-around decent processor in a 15-inch laptop, provided you can live with poor battery life.

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Gateway NV55S05u

 

In terms of gaming, the A8-3500 in the NV5505u has considerable advantage over a Core i5-equipped laptop. It scored 6,038 in 3DMark 06, which is 30% better than the Lenovo V570-1066A9U (4,414) and Asus U56E-BBL5 (4,840) . The NV55S05u also tallied the...

Low price. AMD Llano APUs surprised in graphics power and battery life. Solid keyboard. Full-size numeric keypad. Big 640GB hard drive

Trails Intel CPUs in hardcore tasks like video and photo editing. Lacks advanced features like USB 3.0, eSATA, and latest wireless technologies

The Gateway NV55S05u is one of the first laptops to use AMD's new Llano-based parts, and it performed ably and is priced to move.

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Gateway NV55S05u

 

A four-core laptop at this price, potentially with good graphics acceleration, sounds great in theory. Before you get visions of running processor-intensive media-creation and -editing applications on such an inexpensive laptop, however, we need to...

Low price ; Mild gaming chops ; Sturdy chassis

Application performance is a bit sluggish ; Weak audio ; No USB 3.0

This AMD-based 15.6-inch laptop is a passable budget option for games and playing media, but it's less able as a workhorse productivity machine.

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Gateway NV55S05u – A Considerable Option

 

Buying a budget laptop in current times could be a tad confusing, considering the fact that market these days is flooding with plethora of similar looking laptops. You can get a decent configuration for $600, although it's not necessary that it will be...

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Total bang for your buck

 

If you get as good a deal as I did, this is the most awesome I have ever come across for a computer brand new. It's slick looking, the specs are killer for a "budget" laptop and the Radeon 512 meg video card is head and shoulders above the ... Expand...

I paid $449 after $200 instant rebate on top of an additional $50 coupon savings. I must say that the MacBook type look is a plus as well as the beefy specs you get for the money. I drove several salesmen from several stores nuts because I researched

None that I can think of so far

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"The best deal you can find currently for $500 (10/11)"

 

All in all this was the best deal I could find when I looked for notebooks up to the $650 price range.

AMD A-8 CPU (Among the best of AMD notebook processors, another plus is that this CPU has 4mb L2 cache, an area where AMD is usually skimping.)

The memory is only @ 666Mhz when the standard is usually 1333Mhz.

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The best deal you can find currently for $500 (10/11)

 

All in all this was the best deal I could find when I looked for notebooks up to the $650 price range. The graphics could definitely smoke the Intel HD 3000 graphics found with the Sandy Bridge core i3 & core i5. Even with everyday computing this...

AMD A-8 CPU (Among the best of AMD notebook processors, another plus is that this CPU has 4mb L2 cache, an area where AMD is usually skimping.) ; Integrated Radeon 6620g graphics ; 640gb HDD ; 6GB RAM

The memory is only @ 666Mhz when the standard is usually 1333Mhz ; This normally wouldn't be a big deal but the integrated graphics rely heavily on the speed of the RAM, because the 6620g has no integrated RAM

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If you know what you are buying, Excellent Choice

 

Its a great choice for people who are looking for something to do their homework on, play a casual game, or surf the internet from their living room. For those that are looking for a laptop that is going to be a reliable mainstream device 3 or so years...

Quad core, system on a chip means decent graphics, decent power, without an outrageous price tag. Integrated radeon graphics perform reasonably well in casual gaming. Excellent choice for basic entertainment like 720p video, internet surfing, email. My

Small screen real estate, only 1366x768. Few upgrade possibitlies because of the integrated AMD A8 design. Despite quad core nature, CPU relatively weak compared to an i5 or i7 from Intel

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Total bang for your buck

 

If you get as good a deal as I did, this is the most awesome I have ever come across for a computer brand new. It's slick looking, the specs are killer for a "budget" laptop and the Radeon 512 meg video card is head and shoulders above the standard...

I paid $449 after $200 instant rebate on top of an additional $50 coupon savings. I must say that the MacBook type look is a plus as well as the beefy specs you get for the money. I drove several salesmen from several stores nuts because I researched

None that I can think of so far

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