Today, we’ll take a look at new Gateway NE56R16u. It’s sleek, slim and highest models in Gateway NE series with a lot of power and good graphics performance for basic office tasks and light multimedia tasks. Based on second generations of Intel Core i5-2450M “Sandy Bridge” dual core processor features 3MB L3 cache which has a base clock speed of 2.5GHZ, the NE56R16u model also optimized with Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology and Turbo Boost 2.0 technology to increase performance up to 2.8 GHz when each of core active) or up to 3.1 GHz for single core.
Inside, this model also incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM with two slot (expandable up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM), Intel HM77 Express for chipset, Intel HD graphics with with 128MB of dedicated system memory, 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive for internal storage offers speed of 5400RPM and pre-installed with the 64 bit version of Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium as the operating system delivers more than enough power to handle your office applications.
Like other NE series, Gateway NE56R16u also sports 15.6 inch High Definition Active matrix TFT color LCD ultrabright display with Led Backlit technology and capable to produce maximum resolutions at 1366 x 768 pixel. It offers 16:9 viewing angle and supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 for playing your favorite games or watching movies. The HD webcam that located on the top of display with integrated digital microphone offers clear and crisp face to face video conversations with your colleagues and on the side you’ll find 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive for watching your favorite DVD movies.
Speaking of the size, new Gateway 15.6 inch laptop measures 9,96 x 15.02 x 1.3 inch with weighs at 5.7 pounds. It’s heavier than other NE series, but we believe you still comfortable and easy to slip it into your carry bag. For power supply, it bundled with 6cell Lithium-ion 4400 mAh battery provides up to 4.5 hours of battery life on single charge. Other specifications are three USB 2.0 port, Microphone-in Jack, headphone jack, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, VGA port, HDMI Port with HDCP Support and Kensington Lock Slot.
For connectivity, it offers standart features like Asus K55A-BI5093B, including 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 port and 802.11b/g/n Wi-F for internet connections. According the product page, this model also support and preloaded with Gateway MyBackup Solution, Gateway Social Networks, Adobe® Flash® Player, Adobe® Reader, Multimedia Nero® 10 Essentials, Windows Live™ Essentials, Norton Internet Security 2012 trial, WildTangent Games, Microsoft® Silverlight™ ,Skype and Microsoft® Office 2010 with reduced functionality. So, what you thik? If you interested, Gateway NE56R16u laptop is available now at FRYS for price of $549.