The Acer subsidiary company, Gateway expand their most popular budget friendly NE series lineup with Gateway NE52202h laptop. Designed for a budget conscious costumer who prefer with AMD’s performance and need a reliable affordable machine for daily use, the latest Gateway NE series is one of the most affordable laptop that you can buy for price under $400. Yeah, if the price is your big concern, the NE52202h is a great choice and worth for your money.
Under the hood, the AMD A4-5000 quad-core SoC processor that has a base clock rates at 1.5GHZ and combined with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM is not a high end configurations, but you still can play modern games and running most modern Windows applications for productivity and multimedia with ease. Similar to Aspire E1-522-5824 15.6 inch laptop from Acer that also shipped with same processor, the newest Gateway also preinstalled with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system. It not only provides stable system, but also smooth and seamless multitasking performance.
Like the Acer’s machine, Gateway NE52202h also incorporated with AMD Radeon HD 8330 as graphics accelerator and boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display. Yeah, it’s not compatible to watch 1080p HD video playback, play 3D games or editing video in high resolution, but the machine still offers a decent performance for rich internet browsing, streaming movies from internet, play casual modern games or home editing video in low resolution. Of course, like most affordable laptop on its price, the Gateway’s also comes with LED-backlit technology and support a 1366 x 768 native resolution. There is also a HDMI port that located on the left side with support 1080p HD video playback for better viewing experience in bigger Television or HDTV.
Comes with a high quality brushed steel plastic for bodies and measures just 10.1 x 15 x 1 inches, this machine can fit perfectly in almost carry bag and comfortable in your hand. The 2.4 kg laptop comes with black color for interior and silver color for exterior, Not only perfect for travel companion, but also offers a stylish and looks more premium than they are. The 4-cell Lithium Ion battery promises will produces more than 4 hours of battery runtime on light office tasks or around 2 hours when you used for watch 720p video playback or streaming movies from Netflix.
The High Definition web camera that located on the center of black bezel and combined with internal digital microphone provides bright and clear face to face video communications, along with loud audio chat voice. There are also a pair of stereo speakers for audio and a black full size keyboard with full numeric keypad. Not only easy to use, but also comfortable for typing session, especially if you used for Spreadsheets works. Like common 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop from other brand, the Gateway’s also equipped with a 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Drive. Yeah, it’s not the biggest memory, but still can stored more than thousand of MP3 files or hundreds of movies files.
There are also a full range of port interface features, such as 3.5mm headphone/microphone combos jack, two USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port that brings faster speed, VGA port and HDMI port, along with a 2-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader slot. For connectivity, user can use Bluetooth, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector and WiFi 802.11b/g/n that brings a reliable internet wireless connection. Furthermore, the NE52202h 15.6 inch laptop also preloaded with few useful applications, such as Baidu Music, Music Maker Jam, few funny games, Ctrip Utilities, Evernote, Microsoft Office Trial version, Gateway Explorer, AccuWeather and more.
Yeah, the newest Gateway NE52202h 15.6 inch laptop is an entry level machine. The graphics performance is can handle daily multimedia tasks with ease, but you still need more performance for intense games, editing HD video in high resolution and more intensive multimedia tasks. If you are not too concern about graphics performance and only need a decent laptop for daily use, the $399.99 Gateway’s 15.6 inch laptop is still a good choice and gives a great value for your money. So what do you think? If you are looking for bigger Gateway’s machine, but did not want to spend much money, we suggest you to check Gateway NE72207u-45006G75Mnsk. Yeah, it is not a powerful machine, but for price around at $514 and AMD A4-5000 quad core processor as the heart, this model is still a good alternative.