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Gateway NE56R42u with Pentium B960, Specifications Review

Last year ago, Gateway was officially announced new 15.6 inch Gateway NE budget laptop for families and students. Now, the company has expanded the Gateway NE line up with Gateway NE56R42u. This is new budget laptop with Intel Pentium B960 dual core processor and features a minimalist design in black color delivers a great combination of performance and stylish design in the office, school, home or when you on the go.

Gateway NE56R42u powered by a 2.2GHZ Intel Pentium B960 dual core processor features 2MB L3 cache and incorporated with a 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB of DDR3 RAM), Intel HM70 Express chipset and working on the 64 bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, provides essential performance for day to day multitasks, such as read or edit document, browse the web, play DVDs or CDs cassette, play light games and more. Inside, this laptop also built in 750GB of Serial ATA disk drive with speed of 5400 rpm, gives large storage capacity of all your files.

Gateway NE56R42u review
Gateway NE56R42u, 15.6 inch Laptop at affordable price

Similar to Lenovo IdeaPad N586 59359207, the NE56R42u laptop sporting 15.6 inch High Definition Glossy display with support a resolution of 1366 x 768 delivers and integrated Inel Graphics Media Accelerator HD offers clear, crisp and vibrant color. It uses Active Matrix TFT Color LCD screen and LED Backlight Technology, offers 16:9 aspect ratio makes it perfect for watching 720p HD video or play games. Built into bezel, there is a 1.3MP web camera with internal microphone for video chats, a SuperMulti DVD burner located on the side and also built in a pair of stereo speakers with high definition audio support, offers clear and loud audio reproduction for music, video and streaming video.

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Gateway NE56R42u laptop is not the lightest and thinnest laptop on its price, but with just 5.51 lb / 2.50 kg weight and measures 15.0 x 1.3 x 9.9 inches, this laptop is still comfortable for companions at home, office, school or travelling. The 6-Cell Lithium-Ion 4400mAh battery provides more than 4 hours of battery life on full charge. The matte black finish design also great and make it look solid and robust.

The rest of specifications are an audio jack, Microphone Input, Kensington Lock Slot, three USB 2.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port and multi in one multimedia card reader with supports Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card and Secure Digital (SD) Card. For connectivity, the latest Gateway NE series offers 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connector and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n for wireless connections.

Of course, like other Gateway Windows 8 laptop, this model also comes with few applications, such as Windows Live Essential, Adobe Flash, Gateway’s MyBackup for back-up all important files and access to Windows Store to download more useful applications. Gateway NE56R42u laptop is available now in major retailers with suggested retail prices around at $400. Looking for cheaper laptop with similar configurations? If you are, you must consider to buy Dell Inspiron I15RV-1428BLK with Intel Pentium 2117U processor, 15.6 inch HD display and priced around at $350.

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