If your computer died and looking for new one, but did not have much budget, might be Gateway NE71B06u, the affordable laptop in Gateway NE Series is a great choice. Yeah, based on the latest generation of AMD E1 series dual core processor (codename Zacate) that designed for entry level laptop and integrated AMD Radeon HD 7310 as graphics engine, as well as 17.3 inch HD ultrabirght display with just 1.3 inches thin, the NE71B06u laptop is one of the best 17.3 inch machine for price under $400.
Like Lenovo ThinkPad X131e series, Gateway NE71B06u laptop comes with a 1.4GHZ AMD E1-1200 dual core processor as the heart of the machine with features 1MB L2 cache and incorporated with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, AMD A68M chipset and working on the 64 bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system. Yeah, it’s not have an ultimate performance, but this combination gives enough power and graphics performance you need for smooth and seamless basic photo editing, video streaming, play light games or day to day basic computing tasks. If you need it, you can also upgraded the memory to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM for better multitasking performance.
The 17.3 inch High Definition display uses Active Matrix TFT Color LCD, UltraBright and Led technology to conserve power. Integrated with AMD Radeon HD 7310 as graphics processor with 256MB dedicated graphics memory, the Gateway laptop offer 16:9 aspect ratio and support maximum internal resolution of 1600 x 900 pixel. On the top of display, you will also find a 1.3MP HD webcam with built-in digital microphone for video conferencing and Gateway Social Networks allow users to stay connected with their social networks friends.
Weighing at 7.05 lb with measures 10.83 x 16.4 x 1.36 inches, this model is not ideal for travel companions and not comfortable to carry around with. But its still thinner than HP Pavilion g7-2275dx which has dimension in 16.2 in x 10.5 x 1.5 inch. Like the HP model, the NE71B06u also equipped with a 8x SuperMulti DVD Burner, 5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader (Secure Digital (SD), xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick PRO and Memory Stick support), headphone jack, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, VGA, HDMI, Kensington Lock Slot and a 6 cell Lithium Ion 4400 mAh battery for up to 4 hours 30 minutes of battery life.
For connectivity, you will find a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN, while a 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive offer plenty of office and multimedia files storage capacity. Other features are a Gateway MyBackup Solution and Recovery Management, compatible with Microsoft DirectX 11, BIOS Passwords, Microsoft Office 2010 Trial and more. If you interested, Gateway NE71B06u laptop is now available for price only of $398.