Gateway NV51B05U laptop Review

Posted by Stefan on February 15th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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Gateway NV51B05U laptop got quite interesting stylish design with satin black. This laptop priced quite reasonably and comes with many media advances as a bundle. Importantly, it processor belongs to AMD’s new Fusion family E-350 processor with 1.6GHz clock speed. This laptop is also credited with ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics with 256 MB of dedicated graphics memory. Its battery backup is hard to ignore and its 6-cell lithium-ion battery offers 4.7-hours battery backup.  It has one-touch launch keys for various popular social networking sites.

 AMD’s Brazos

Many enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to experience the real fusion. This waiting is over now and AMD has officially delivered the fusion promise in a way it is up to the expectations.

The Brazos platform consists of the Hudson chipset and the 40mm Ontario APU with full DirectX11 support and features successfully a total power draw of 9W for notebooks and small form factor desktops and other devices.

The major benefit through this Brazos is that the APU lineup is the fact it provides a perfect balance between thermal control and graphical prowess. During CES, AMD released two products, one is a single core Brazos and other is a dual-core chip, graphically, both are similar in performance, but additional CPU core will allow the dual-core E-350 Brazos part to deliver quality performance at an affordable price point.

AMD E-350 Zacate Processor Details:

 

AMD has come with an integrated CPU-GPU combination through “Fusion” technology initiative. Here, AMD’s aim is to offer improved balance along with efficient low power platform for a light and thin netbook and notebooks. This CPU code name is Zacate. Along with this new CPU, AMD is developing anew platform with a code name as “Brazos”.

The AMD E-350 Zacate Processor which is clocked at 1.6 GHz is quite tiny. The chip version is of higher-end 18watt chip and this is the reason to brand this as E-350 Fusion Processor too. The entire Fusion goodness will effectively perform at this 1.6GHz. This processor has dual “out of order” x86 cores built on a 40nm process technology with a total of 1MB of L2Cache. It means 512KB per core. This chip can support X86-64 extension along with sporting a 64-bit FPU in it. Its graphics core incorporated with a new generation UVD3 video decode block. Altogether this processor is a perfect choice for the current sleek netbooks and notebooks.

Pros:

  • Its AMD Fusion Family processor is definitely an advantage.
  • It has ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics with 256 MB dedicated graphics memory.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 500GB.
  • This laptop got decent battery backup (4.7-hours).
  • It has built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam.
  • It is priced reasonably.

 

Cons:

 

  • No Bluetooth.
  • No Blu-ray disc.
  • Cannot support latest games and 3D games.

 

Specifications:

 

Processor:

 

This laptop is powered through AMD E-Series processor E-350. This processor is clocked at 1.6 GHz. This processor got 1MB of L2 cache.

System Memory and Hard drive:

This laptop comes with 3GB DDR3 RAM arranged in dual-channel.

This laptop is credited with 500 GB SATA hard drives and this hard drive rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop got 15.6-inches Widescreen Ultrabright LED-Backlit Display. Its resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels with 16:9 aspect ratio.

This laptop is arranged with ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics which got 256 MB dedicated graphics memory.

Optical Drive:

This laptop comes with a DVD drive that can read and write CDs and DVs in multiple formats. This is a Multi Double-Layer drive.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition. Also comes with Microsoft Office starter 2010 and CyberLink Power DVD and Nero Essentials.

Input Devices:

This laptop is arranged with full size keyboard along with dedicated numeric keypad. Also, there are one-touch Gateway Social Media keys for easy browsing.

This laptop is arranged with multigesture touchpad. Flick, swirl and pinch you’re across the multigesture touchpad and it will navigate you towards the tasks.

Audio:

This desktop is arranged with mono speaker to offer high-definition audio.

Webcam:

Gateway NV51B05U comes with one built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam for video chats over the internet.

Network:

 Gateway NV51B05U is arranged with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN for every wired connectivity needs.

 Additional Slots:

 Gateway NV51B05U comes with one 2-in-1 Digital card reader, One VGA port, One HDMI port, three USB 2.0 ports, one microphone jack and one headphone jack.

Battery:

Gateway NV51B05U is arranged with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 4.7-hours battery backup for the laptop.

Warranty:

 Gateway NV51B05U comes with one-year warranty over parts and labor. This is a limited warranty.

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