|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.65 GHz E-Series Dual-Core E-450|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||320 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||256 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||4.5 hours|
Gateway NV51B35u 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black)
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This computer was pretty fast when you first get it. After a while, like any other computer, it slows down a bit.
This laptop will definitely run old games such as Star Wars BattleFront II, GTA San Andreas, and a few other not-so-graphic-intensive titles. It was advertised as a "gaming" laptop, but don't let them fool you. It has a poor graphics card that has trouble running a lot of things.
The Outside and Keyboard:
The outside of the computer is pretty cool in my opinion. It has a wavy texture that prevents almost all smudges and all fingerprints. This wavy texture continues around the mouse pad and keyboard. There are 3 USB ports and there is 1 HDMI cable spot. There is also an input for another monitor and of course, an ethernet port. The keyboard is odd to me. The keys are aranged so that there are gaps in between them so that EVERYTHING can get in between. This means you're going to have to pry off the keys a lot to get crap out from under them.
This computer came with only 1, off center, mono speaker. The speaker isn't very loud and, as I said, is off center (to the left.) This doesn't bother me too much but it has potential to be annoying. Don't buy this computer if you're planning to blast music. (You can connect speakers and they'll sound fine/loud)
The resolution is my only major complaint about this laptop. It's set up with the dreadful 1366x768 resolution. If you don't know what resolution is: Resolution determines how much you can fit on your screen at a time. If you're a multi-tasker, you want a higher resolution.Read more ›
Battery life is great, no complaints.
The screen is nice, great pictures/colors/detail.
The volume is WAY TO LOW. I've not looked for hacks to fix this and hope it's not a hardware issue, but I've purchased a couple of these laptops and all suffer from this issue. Yes, volume up in control panel and app, all the way. I've considered installing Linux on it to rule out a hardware issue, but I'm really not thinking it's worth it. I'm just going to leave computer speakers at work and home.
Sound is great and loud with headphones.
The keyboard... perhaps my biggest complaint. there is a numeric pad on the right side but it is not separated from the standard part of the keyboard. Because of this it's a very difficult keyboard to get used to. VERY hard to find "home," cursor control keys way too small and awkwardly placed. The hard to find keys are even harder to find in the dark as they are butted up against the num pad.
Much of this would not be a problem if there was some space in between alphs keyboard & the numeric pad. Also, if the keyboard were lit it would be so much easier to use. IMO ALL laptops should have lit keyboards.
Despite it's nice features, for me, the keyboard is so painful to use I am likely going to turn this one into a media controller or something and get another beater that fits me better.
All that being said, it works well considering the price. Someone who only uses 1 keyboard might find it more intuitive. Kids adapt well to keyboard changes and my kids love to use this laptop..
Good: As always nice screen... bright. Its inexpensive. Tech support was easy to work with. This processor is a good one. Includes high def graphics. Fine for WOW or some of your other games, nothing too intense. 4 GB of RAM is awesome for the price. Shipping was very fast, as I have prime. Took 1 day instead of 2.
Bad: Keyboard sucks. Absolutely awful, i've had many customers very upset about the keyboard. First one I opened of this was bad out of the box. Wouldn't charge the battery. Tried another battery, and it still didn't charge, tried another cord, still didn't work. Thus the motherboard was bad out of the box. Called Tech support and explained what I did, he simply said okay, lets get it in. Sent me a fedex label which was good. Bad is they said it'll be 7-10 days to get it back.
To note: Overall for the price I'd say its good. Computers are just not made like they used to, but at the same time they used to be 1200 dollars... then 800... 600... and now you can get a halfway decent one for under 400..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought it for my son for school. It works very well for the intended purpose. It also servres as a partial backup to his desktop. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by family tech buyer
They seem to be working just fine. Not sure why we have to fill out so much about the product. It is really simple, either you like it or your don't. Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by D.L Murphy
Got this for my mother, who is a senior citizen with limited but improving PC skills. Besides the occasional rare video game crash (Peggle Nights), no problems with internet... Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Conrad Hoss
The price was excellent for a good laptop, it's very light and easy to use. I really like it. And would recommend.Published on January 27, 2013 by Witchesforever
I love this Laptop its really great i would recommend everyone to atleast have one
the only thing i wish is that speakers were more louder and it had 2 speakers
other... Read more
I'm very pleased with this Gateway laptop. We have not had a glitch or a burp yet. I will never buy Intel again. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Aggystone
THIS COMPUTER IS VERY CHEAPLY MADE. DO NOT BUY.THE KEYBOARD IS TOTAL JUNK. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WILL NEVER LAST 3 MONTHSPublished on December 31, 2012 by Kindle Customer
This is a great laptop for my grandmother. She uses it to surf the net and keep in contact via Skype and email.. Facebook.Published on December 27, 2012 by Paul V. Markey
i am loving this laptop- and the deal was the best!!! just perfect for a casual user like me...great buyPublished on December 23, 2012 by Lisa Douglas
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