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Gateway NE56R12u 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Intel Pentium Processor B950, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Black

by Gateway
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  • Intel Pentium_B950 Processor 2.1GHz (2MB Cache)
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Product Description

Product Description

Gateway NE56R12u Notebook comes with these specs: Intel Pentium Processor B950, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 15.6" HD Widescreen Ultrabright LED Back-Lit Display, Intel HM70 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory, 500GB 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® NE56R12u 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® Pentium® Processor B950 (2.1GHz, 2MB L3 Cache)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • 4GB 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


With the power of an Intel® Pentium® Processor you can keep pace with daily tasks such as email, Internet, homework, and managing household budgets. Run your favorite office and educational software, stay in touch with friends through social networks, and enjoy PC games.

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 4GB DDR3 Memory and quickly store multimedia files and valuable assets on the large 500GB 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

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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.


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** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.1 GHz Pentium B950
Hard Drive500 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 NameGateway
Item model numberNE56R12u
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight5.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.02 x 9.96 x 1.31 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X DVD
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #22,442 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJune 24, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By LordKefka on August 13, 2012
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This laptop offers the best bang for your buck. I am extremely rough on my laptops, and tend to replace them yearly: why I no longer purchase expensive units. The system has a windows base score of 4.6. Higher than other similarly priced, or even more expensive machines. The low score is due to the graphics component. This computer is NOT designed for gaming. The processor is similar to an Intel I-3, in fact it is slightly faster in clockspeed. However, the B950 does not have hyperthreading like the newer generation I-3-5-7 processors do. My biggest complaint will be the trackpad (mouse) and keyboard. The trackpad has an abrasiveness that makes it difficult to make quick accurate movements. The keyboard feels cheap, and doesn't spring back the way I would like. The trackpad is easily remedied with an external mouse. While you can use an external keyboard as well, it negates the portability function of a laptop.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Gamer on August 8, 2012
This gateway is probably the best laptop you can get for under $400. This is a full featured 15.6 inch laptop with an Intel Pentium B950 processor which isn't too bad for daily tasks. I already have a gaming laptop/desktop replacement but its a huge 17.3" beast so I needed something portable and cheap to carry around. This laptop is just that! 4 GB DDR3 RAM is enough for everyday tasks and the Hard drive isn't too shabby either. The screen isn't the best but it's ok for the price tag. I recommend this laptop to anyone who is looking for a budget laptop for everyday tasks such as web browsing,shopping,emailing,video chatting etc. Sure, you can't game on this computer with it's crappy Intel integrated graphics, but for $350 what do you expect?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. Paschal on August 28, 2012
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This laptop offered what I was looking for in a full sized one. I was looking for a laptop that was rsponsive and had a comfortable weight as I sometimes I need to carry a full-sized laptops to present multimedia presentations when my smaller notebook won't suffice. The system,hard-drive space, and internal memory are all pretty standard. The graphics component is solid for Powerpoint and general ops though not game ready.The trackpad (mouse) and keyboard is sensitive enough even if not so much on more complex programs like games.I disagree with the reviewer who stated the keyboard felt cheap.I think it is smooth enough as to not make unintentional errors. I agree that for people who expect to run multiple tabs to runs 4 or more programs they need to toggle through you might want to get an external mouse. While it's no Sony Vaio or MacBook it's a great value for students, casual freelancers,writers and people who are just looking for a laptop that does what it says.Don't pay under $500 and expect $1700.00 worth of performance after all- A laptop is only as good as what you need to use it for so spend accordingly!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kathy809 on September 5, 2012
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I don't think I've ever seen such a bargain when it comes to buying a laptop. The laptop is pretty and practical. Great for everyday use! Also, the mouse pad has a little area reserved just for scrolling. Pretty neat! I can't say much more because I just got it today and I haven't done much, but I will update after I have some time with it. I'm very happy with the product so far and would definitely recommend it to someone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bisdak on September 28, 2012
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It was pure luck that I found this laptop in the Amazon website. Have been is use for a few months and I am very happy of the performance. Sure, it is a basic laptop computer but it works very well for my needs. I am reccomending this to the readers who need a non-fancy computer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SNair on October 6, 2012
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Bought this laptop 2months back and I have found that it's really worth the money. Great features for the money spent. Only thing I felt that can be improved is the keyboard which is a bit flimsy and delicate.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steve_58 on August 30, 2012
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This is a wonderful machine that exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a well-built and beautifully designed computer I highly recommend this one!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M.L. Huber on October 13, 2012
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I'll be the first to admit a little bit of apprehension at checking out a Gateway product. After all, how long has it been since they've been competitive in the marketplace? Personally, I can remember when those weird boxes with the cow markings were ubiquitious in homes and schools across the nation. Then, for some reason, Gateway just disappeared, Dell and HP took over, and cow-computers never made it back.

But lo' and behold, after a well respected brand of computer tanked a few months ago, I was in a pretty tough spot. I didn't have a load of money, and a lot of my life was online. I needed a new machine within an affordable range, but I also didn't want it to be a cheap dud. It took a lot of thinking it over, but I settled on this Gateway model. It's not flashy, and it won't suit you well if you're an online gamer for lack of a dedicated memory card, but with the processing power and RAM to get things done, it suits the average user who doesn't consistently demand a lot out of his CPU and is happy with the average machine that will suit him well if you treat it right.

It's not designed to catch the eye, with a plain, simple design and the keyboard with it's very flat and square keys take some time to get used to, but it all becomes second nature after that "getting to know you" phase we all go through with a new machine. There are several shortcuts in the keyboard connected to social functions as well as volume controls that make up the difference, as well as a touchpad with a bit of grit in it so you feel the surface with your finger. Some people like it a little better if it's as smooth as glass, others like to feel something under their fingers. It's all preferance on this part.

Display is about as good as it'll get without making a heavy investment.
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