|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.13 GHz Pentium|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Card Description||Graphics Media Accelerator HD|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||4 hours|
Gateway NV55C38u 15.6-Inch Laptop (Satin Black)
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My complaints about this laptop are all minor: The plastic case feels a little cheap, but has held up fine. I'm not real fond of the 'grain' in the plastic, but you get used to it. The fan cycles on/off a fair bit which can be a litte annoying in a quiet environment, but isnt a big deal. The speakers are a little weak, but serve the purpose. I'm currently connecting wirelessly at 144mb/s to a simultaneous dual N band router - not as fast as I would like, but plenty fast for what I do.
Overall its a great laptop, and I would recommend it to anyone.
The "grainy" exterior takes a little getting used to, however in the end who cares that much... Speakers are not the greatest but do a decent job.... Full 10key is nice, I think its light, just bought a laptop for my wife that is only a 14" screen and I think this is much lighter... As long as you are not a "gamer" this is an excellent computer!
The constructions is plasticky cheap but I don't care. The keyboard is quite good, and it includes a full-size keypad, something I still have to get used to in a laptop. The SD reader is perfect because all my cameras use SD. Battery life is excellent, the laptop is light and easy to carry around. The wireless performance is great.
Three minor nitpicks that cost the laptop one whole rating star.
One, the usual crapware installed in brand name computers. Not a big deal I suppose, and everyone does it, but it takes time to remove it all. I'm looking at you, Symantec.
Second, no Bluetooth. This is important because the USB ports are all positioned to the sides and front of the chassis. This means that depending on how your work area is configured, it can be a pain to use a USB mouse (the trackpad is fine, but like all trackpads it gets old afer a while). No Bluetooth, no easy way to use a wireless mouse, and USB mice are awkward. So the location of the USB ports is my third nitpick.
On the other hand, for the sub-$500 price... not much you can complain about, really. This is a perfect starter machine, and even a decent media hub to pair with your home entertainment center.
It easily does Netflix in HD over Verizon DSL at 5MB/s. It can do everything my desktop does and more. I am extremely impressed so far.
The HD webcam is above average.
I have multiple apps open and I am using about 2GB RAM and about 35 percent CPU. Webpages load fast using Google Chrome.
I hooked an extra Bluetooth dongle laying around so now its bluetooth ready.
My Wi-Fi router is password protected and I forgot the password so I cant comment on the wi-Fi but it did recognize my network so there is that.
The power brick is warm but not hot after about 7hrs. use today.
LED display is beautiful with decent viewable angles. Colors are rich.
Light and extremely portable. Plastic wood grain is nice but I wish it were brushed aluminum. At $399 plastic will have to do.
Keyboard is spacious and responsive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used this computer while I was in college helped me do everything I needed to and more love the gateway products you never run out of room can do anything you need to do with this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Viola
I love this laptop!!! I want another. Moo mine is 4 years old so it is starting to have problems. I hope I find another I like as muchPublished 13 months ago by Cassandra
I bought a Gateway NV55S in Sept '11 - nearly identical specs as this model except it has an AMD processor. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by Sandy Grandgenett
I bought this computer for my wife after her desktop went down. I don't like laptops myself but she seems to like it so.....Published on June 14, 2013 by Stogie
I have sent it in to be fixed 4 times. Luckily, I had bought an extra warranty. The last time I had it in to be fixed through Gateway they said nothing was wrong. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by bonnie j bagzis
At first I was delighted with all power bells and whistles of this NV55C. I have 5 computers so I did
not spend a lot of time on this one at first. Read more
I received my laptop last August as a gift from my bf and so far its been really good to me:) . Aside from the sloooow-ness which is probably being caused by my internet security... Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by lexipants00
Muy buen producto todo llego a tiempo y de la forma esperada. El vendedor es serio y cumple con lo ofertadoPublished on March 11, 2012 by Xavier
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