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Summary:

Gateway has introduced a new line of notebooks aimed at providing affordable performance for multimedia enthusiasts. The NV series comes in two sizes — 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch, and is available with Intel or AMD processors. A unique social networking button provides one-touch access to social networks.

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Gateway has introduced a new line of notebooks aimed at providing affordable performance for multimedia enthusiasts. The NV series comes in two sizes — 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch, and is available with either Intel or AMD processors. The smaller NV5 delivers 1366×768 screen resolution while the large NV7 displays a full 1600×900.

Gateway has added a social networking feature to the NV series by way of a button that according to press materials “allows customers to access their social networks, including Facebook, YouTube and Flickr, with a single touch of a button. With it, customers can see real-time network updates on their status feed, as well as provide updates to their own sites with information, images and video.”

The initial configuration of the NV5 that is currently available is aimed at consumers wanting a good multimedia experience and is priced at $799:

  • Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor (2.13GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 cache)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 15.6″ HD Widescreen Ultrabright™ TFT LCD Display
  • Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
  • 4096MB DDR3 Dual-Channel 1066MHz Memory
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD
  • 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 4X Blu-ray Disc™/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • High-Def Webcam (1280 x 1024)
  • Two Stereo Speakers
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • One HDMI port and three USB 2.0 Ports
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • Dedicated Numeric Keypad
  • 6-cell Li-Ion (4400 mAh) Battery; up to 4.5-hours of battery life
  • Notebook weight: 5.72 lbs
  • 2 year warranty

The Gateway NV series is available at retailers and through the Gateway web site.

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  1. Simon Mackie Thursday, May 13, 2010

    The social network button sounds like a marketing gimmick to me.

    1. What it sounds like to me is the aggregation now available on phones. The Motoblur or Kin experience, on a laptop. I do find the Friendstream on HTC Sense Android phones to be pretty useful. Maybe this will be too.

      You’re probably right though, some marketing person said “get social networking on this, it’s huge right now.”

  2. Damn, coming to my favorite tech blog to here about a new version of my laptop makes me feel like crap…

    Oh well, I have no regrets, my NV is serving me well.

  3. A “multimedia” laptop with Intel graphics?

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