Gateway's ID and NV Series Notebook Lines Boast a New Wardrobe - HotHardware
Gateway's ID and NV Series Notebook Lines Boast a New Wardrobe

Gateway's ID and NV Series Notebook Lines Boast a New Wardrobe

Call it vanity or simply getting with the times, either way Gateway scores some major style points for revamping its ID Series and NV Series of laptops. Both strut their stuff with attractive new chassis designs on the outside, and come powered by the latest in mobile technology in and around the hood.

First up is the 14-inch ID47 series priced at $699.99. The chassis used is one you'd normally find on a 13.3-inch notebook, but edge-to-edge glass allowed Gateway to squeeze in a bigger display. Other specs include:
  • Intel Core i5 2410M processor
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Intel HD 3000 graphics
  • 500GB (5400RPM) hard drive
  • Media-card reader
  • 8x DVD burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 1.3MP HD webcam
  • Two stereo speakers w/ Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio Enchancement
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Multi-gesture touchpad
  • Dedicated audio control keys
  • Social network keys
  • 6-cell battery good for up to 8 hours of run time
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 12.97 x 8.95 x 0.85-1.14 (W x D x H) inches

Gateway ID47 (Credit: Gateway)

Gateway's overhauled NV series is a larger notebook line with a 15.6-inch display and nearly the same specs as the ID47, but with AMD hardware inside and a few upgrades along the way. The full spec sheet looks like this:
  • AMD A8-3500M Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • Radeon HD 6620G graphics
  • 640GB (5400RPM) hard drive
  • Media-card reader
  • 8x DVD burner
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 1.3MP HD webcam
  • Two stereo speakers w/ Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio Enchancement
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI with HDCP support
  • Multi-gesture touchpad
  • Dedicated audio control keys
  • Social network keys
  • 6-cell battery good for up to 4 hours of run time
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • 15 x 9.96 x 0.99-1.31 (W x D x H) inches
The NV55 sells for $629.99. Both it and the ID47 are available at retailers now in the U.S. and Canada (pricing and specs differ in Canada).
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The edge-to-edge glass on the ID47 is nice. I like the idea of having a smaller chassis and not having to sacrifice screen size!

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