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Gateway NE56R11u 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

by Acer

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  • Intel Celeron Processor B820 1.7GHz (2MB Cache)
  • 2 GB SDRAM
  • 320 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit , 4.5hours Battery Life
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Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor1.7 GHz Intel Celeron
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4.5 hours
Brand NameAcer
SeriesNE series
Item model numberNE56R11u
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Item Weight5.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.02 x 9.96 x 1.31 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X DVD
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #18,195 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 24, 2012
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Product Description

Gateway NE56R11u Notebook comes with these specs: Intel Celeron Processor B820, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 15.6" HD Widescreen Ultrabright LED Back-Lit Display, Intel HM70 Express Chipset, 2048MB DDR3 Memory, Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory, 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive, 1.3MP HD Webcam (1280 x 1024), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI Port, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 4.5-hours of battery life, 5.5 lbs. | 2.5 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Norton Internet Security (60-day trial)


The Gateway® NE56R11u Notebook provides everyday multitasking duties while keeping you entertained and connected to your social networks. A brilliant 15.6" HD display delivers a true cinematic view of your movies, photos and more and you can even extend that view to a big screen TV through the HDMI port. Powerful performance makes it easy to breeze through daily tasks while enhanced features allow you to multitask with ease, enjoy full control of your digital media and instantly connect to your social network sites.


Key Features

  • 15.6" HD Widescreen Ultrabright™ LED-backlit Display:(1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor B820 (1.7GHz, 2MB L3 Cache)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • 2GB DDR3 Memory
  • Intel® HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • Built-in 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam
  • 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • High-Definition Audio Support
  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • 3- USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1- HDMI™ Port with HDCP suport
  • Gateway Social Networks Key
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • Dedicated Numeric Keypad
  • 6-cell Li-ion Battery
  • 5.5 lbs.| 2.5 kg(system unit only)

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On-the-Go Computing


The Intel® Celeron® Processor delivers an exceptional balance of proven technology and exceptional value while being energy-efficient. It's ideal performance for day-to-day computing, whether in the home, classroom or in the office.

Quickly access the Internet wherever there's a hot spot with built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Connectivity.

Multi-task without breaking a sweat with 2GB DDR3 Memory and quickly store multimedia files and valuable assets on the large 320GB Hard Drive.

Advanced 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam provides high pixel density for amazing video image quality and 24 frames per second! Chat with friends and family in crystal-clear viewing or snap still pictures all in HD!

Multimedia Playback


The 15.6" HD LED LCD Display with a 16:9 aspect ratio plays the latest high-resolution movies, digital content and media for a true cinematic view.

Integrated Intel® HD graphics deliver turbo-charged performance bringing games and entertainment to life with life-like graphics and support for the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1.

HDMI port delivers crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio to your big-screen HDTV or external LCD through a single cable connection, allowing you to share your media with friends!

High speed SuperMulti Double-Layer DVD Drive supports multimedia playback and media writing, so you can quickly back up your files, watch movies or listen to your favorite music.

Essential Features Enhance Use

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Don't miss a thing! Gateway's Social Networks makes connecting to today's most popular sites a snap by instantly launching Facebook®, YouTube and Flickr with one push and a single log-in!

Pinch, flick and swirl your fingers on the Multi-Gesture Touchpad for an intuitive mouseless, navigation of web pages, photos and more.

The comfortable keyboard extends to a independent Numeric Keypad, making number key-in's quick and streamlining productivity.

Multi-in-1 Media Card Reader makes file transfers and media sharing easy and convenient. A cable less, tangle-free way to transfer photos and digital files from your portable devices.

Ease your mind and back up your data with the Gateway MyBackup Function Key, providing a quick and seamless way to setup and perform backups.

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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.


* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

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Customer Reviews

This is a great buy for a great sized computer.
Paisley Pirate
I rarely "brag" about a product but i'm extremely impressed how Acer has helped this company stick around and made it better.
W. freeman
I ordered this laptop as more of a beginner to me but it works great for my liking!
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89 of 90 people found the following review helpful By W. freeman on June 27, 2012
I've never had anything against Gateway like many people in the last few years. Especially considering they use to compete with Dell in the "build your own computer" market. The first thing you will notice either from the pictures or if you see it in your local store, is the build quality. The screen is tightly constructed and even though it's glossy it doesn't show finger prints. The body itself is built 10x better than anything in this price range or even some of the higher end models that you will see at wal mart. It doesn't feel like cheap plastic, it's very firm and feels like the old days when computers could take a beating.

As most know when you buy this you're buying an Acer, now that they own Gateway. So you'll see attributes of both. Most of the insides are Acer parts, and some of the outside. They have taken Gateways keyboard and made it much more flexible and the keys aren't quite as close together as they use to be. So it makes for a nice bouncy typing experience. The touchpad is the best i've used, and that's saying a lot after working on computers for years. It's not overly sensitive and the scroll bar line is smooth and moves with hardly any effort. Also the mouse buttons are tight and make very little clicking sound at all. The silver mixed with the black is also very attractive i might add.

Don't be thrown by the fact this has a Celeron in it. It's a Dual Core based on the Sandy Bridge Technology just like the upper scale Intel models. I convert a lot of video, game a little bit, and also just multitask quite a bit as well. NOTE: I upgraded this with a 4 gig stick of RAM, now having 6 gigs. So yes it runs very fast and pages load up great. The computer itself boots up as fast as my gaming Desktop.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Alan Justice on July 25, 2012
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I bought this computer to create a dual boot Linux machine. With a 320gb hard drive, wifi, 2 gb RAM, and a 15.6 inch screen, it has plenty of power for my use. The LED screen is gorgeous. The battery seems to be good for 4 hours or so of internet/general use, though I expect it would discharge quicker if playing a video. It also has an SD card slot, 3 usb ports (all USB2), optical drive, ethernet port, and VGA and HDMI ports.

As a Mac user, I was wondering about build quality, but it has not been an issue. It's not a state-of-the-art machine (as the price reflects), but it's a good solid workhorse. On Linux, it runs an office program, image editor, DTP program and illustration software with good speed and no memory issues.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brady Rasmussen on August 20, 2012
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I highly recommend this product to anyone! You would think that it would be cheaper quality for the price along with cheaper matieral, but it is made very good and the software runs seamless! It is quite amazing to be honest! I ordered this laptop as more of a beginner to me but it works great for my liking! I use it for picture uploading to facebook, editing, and watermarking my photos. It ships with a 60 trial of Norton Anti-Virus software but i never activated it and use my own software. Also it ships with a bunch of random software like Ebay, Nook for PC, and other stuff that the everyday person would never use. But over all the quality of this laptop is great, the webcam works averagly, since its not very many megapixels you cant expect much. But overall its a great steal and a awesome price! Buy this for sure!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paisley Pirate on August 7, 2012
This is a great buy for a great sized computer. Thin, sleek, but also feels solid.

Intel duo- processor and hd graphics, 4gb ram, 320 gb hard drive, DVD writer, wifi and long battery life for a very cheap price.

Caught one on sale for $250, and snapped one up. Battery life so far is very long (over 4 hours doing data entry) and a nice keyboard layout, especially with the 10 key pad on board as well.

The F keys being backwards from every other computer I have ever had is both a blessing and a burden... it's different, but handy, too.

This computer comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, and is also eligible for the $15 upgrade from Microsoft when 8 comes out. The bloatware isn't too bad on it, only a few things to remove. Lots less than the last 2 laptops I've had (compaq and HP).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ke'Shaun Simmons on August 21, 2012
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If you really need a laptop for college this is the best route to go, it light very light but sturdy comes with come app installed thats not needed . At the end of the day it will always get the job done, the one thing I dont like is the Ram installed (2GB), but you can fix that just order a 4GB. Great Laptop
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Guillory on August 12, 2012
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I absolutely love this laptop... This is my first laptop so I can't compare it to others, but if you need a laptop just for basic needs like socializing (Facebook, Skype, etc), for school, or even just for entertainment, this is a good enough laptop... I was originally going to buy an Acer Aspire One, but for whatever reason, I went ahead and got this one and am very happy about my decision... Upon first use, I did wish I had the Acer because I felt this was too big of a laptop, but it grows on you... Mini laptops, netbooks, whatever you would like to call them, are just that, mini... They don't come with disk drives installed in them, and I don't think the keyboards are as big ether... I think its a plus that there's a full number pad...
One thing that was misleading though is that I thought I was buying a Gateway laptop, but it is actually an Acer... every time something updates it say Acer, which isn't really a problem, but some people just like to know... As far as it working though, it works fine... I've had it for a little over a week now and I'm not having any issues whatsoever... I'd definitely recommend this to any first time laptop buyer!!!
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