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Gateway NE56R41u Pentium B960 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB DVD±RW 15.6-Inch LED Windows 8 Laptop

by Gateway
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  • Screen Size: 15.6"
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  • Processor Type: Intel
  • Processor Model: Pentium B960
  • Processor Speed: 2.2GHz
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Product Description

The Gateway NE Series Laptop exists to fulfill one goal: To be just what you need. This any day, everywhere laptop is simple to use, letting you focus on your tasks at hand. It delivers the time-tested technologies you desire even as it offers the kind of efficiencies you love.

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Screen Size15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Processor2.2 GHz Pentium
Hard Drive500 GB HDD 5400 rpm
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameGateway
SeriesGateway NE56R41u
Item model numberNE56R41U
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Item Weight3.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H15.02 x 1.31 x 9.96 inches
Color Black/Silver
Processor BrandIntel Pentium
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #15,178 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.8 pounds
Date First AvailableFebruary 25, 2013
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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107 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Eagle80 on June 26, 2013
IN A NUTSHELL: This laptop is priced low, it meets all the basic needs, and it even has a few nice touches. If it were a car, it would be a silver and black, 2011 Kia Forte.

BACKGROUND: I bought this laptop as a dirt-cheap refurb from a short-term deal site. We use it as a family laptop in a multi-computer household. Here's what I think of it.

Price. It's cheap. Given that it's so cheap ...

Performance: It's good. It works well with Kingsoft Office and Open Office (both free and compatible with MS Office). It handles big files. It streams HD videos from Amazon Prime and YouTube smoothly. It grabbed my wireless network tenaciously, hauling in a solid signal throughout the house. It plays youth-appropriate online games including kludge-y educational modules connected to the school district.

Keyboard: The keyboard feel isn't up to ThinkPad standard. But it's better than most, with a slightly dulled clicky feel, decent keystroke travel, OK spacing, and no flex. It is quite quiet. It is not backlit, and the white-on-black keys and thin font may confound hunt-and-peck typists in dim lighting. Neat features include the numeric keypad that doubles as a full-sized cursor arrow array. There are also half-sized dedicated cursor arrows and one-touch/two-touch keys. The social media launch key makes me smile, offering more affirmation than I'm likely to get from actual social media.

Touchpad: It has a nice feel. It supports multi-touch gestures, and has an up/down scrollbar on the right edge. The single left/right click bar feels solid and positive. The touchpad is centered on the typing keyboard, which prevents you from hitting it with your right palm while you work.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By GMX on May 23, 2013
I purchased this laptop from Wal-Mart -- but had exactly the same issues as rjhouse describes in his review. After a half hour or so of useless troubleshooting with Gateway support, I resolved to return it to the store and get a roughly-equivalent laptop from HP for $20 more.

But before doing so, I used Device Manager to "Update Driver" on the "Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter." which swapped out the Broadcom driver for one supplied by Microsoft. I have not had a problem since -- it has been working 100% great, not a single drop, and network performance has been fine.

I kept the laptop and haven't looked back. This laptop is pretty decent for the money. Performs well, good amount of storage, reasonably low price. Knowing what I know now about how to get the networking to work properly, I'd buy one again if I were in the market again.

I won't give it 5 stars though -- it's not all roses -- there are a few things I find annoying or unsatisfactory:
- Audio isn't loud enough
- The touchpad button is one long bar that acts as 2 buttons, depending on which end of it you press -- but this renders the center of the button unusable and the button is progressively harder to press the closer to the center you get. So you pretty much have to press the very ends of the bar.
- The touchpad is offset to the left. I guess this makes sense as it's more like a full-size keyboard since they fit a full numeric pad onto this one -- but since it isn't centered with the screen, it takes some getting used to.
- No caps-lock/numlock/scroll-lock lights (somewhat resolved using app). But I think many laptops are like this nowadays.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Matt on June 17, 2013
I know this is a cheap laptop, but it would have been nice to use it for more than three months (light business and very little web use) before it crapped out. Just a few weeks after I bought it, I had to restore it. Then it worked decent for a month or so before I started getting hard drive failure warnings, and now it's kaput. Luckily, they're replacing the hard drive and all I have to pay is shipping, but I shouldn't be sending off this item so soon.

I don't recommend buying this.

UPDATE: I spent twenty-five bucks for shipping with insurance to have the hard drive replaced. The laptop arrived in the mail today, and after spending hours moving my files back to the laptop & reinstalling programs, I'm getting a blue screen telling me the PC ran into a problem and has to restart. I've contacted Gateway support and requested a refund.

UPDATE #2: Acer (apparently when I bought a Gateway, I was actually buying a disguised Acer) support tried multiple times unsuccessfully to fix my many problems with this computer, then asked me to send it in for repairs again. I refused, as I am not investing another dime in this piece of junk. They refused to give me a refund, so I asked for a new unit to replace this one, as it is completely useless. They refused to do that as well. "We do not offer refunds or replacements," they said. I will never buy anything Gateway/Acer again, and I strongly discourage anyone else from doing so.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Bond, James Bond on March 19, 2013
First of all, what happened to the cow boxes....?
This is my first gateway computer and a replacement for a Toshiba satellite that i purchased with no research whatsoever bedsides being inexpensive and having a number keypad.
First impressions- Not a bad computer at all! 3 USB slots and a HDMI so thats an upgrade for me. Windows 8 is kind of funky and I don't like it one bit but that has nothing to do with the computer itself. the screen is clear and large enough and the camera works good enough for video chat

bad stuff- speakers suck,
great buy for the price!
edit*** a few weeks later
speakers are stil low quality but you get used to it. I wish there was a caps lock and number lock indicator light but I guess I can use my eyes as i type.
I am happy with the battery life and I think this computer s a keeper.
No as far as Microsoft goes..........grrrrrr making Office super expensive and a horrible interface.
But the computer is good once chrome takes over :)
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