Gateway® NV Series NV5378u review

Product Review Summary

Gateway NV5378u is a notebook from Gateway NV series. It has a glossy honeycomb case design with glossy mid-night blue lid that gives an eye-catching look to the notebook. This notebook offers excellent performance at a logical cost. The Operating System provided in this notebook is Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). The processor used in the Gateway NV5378u is AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Processor M300 that gives a clock speed of 2.0 GHz and 667 MHz data bus speed and 1 MB L2 cache.


It is provided with a 4 GB dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM which could be upgraded to a maximum of 8 GB and it is provided with 500 GB hard disk drive for delivering sufficient storage space. The chassis of this notebook is included with ATI Radeon HD 4200 Graphics with up to 1919 MB of Hyper Memory supporting Shader Model 4.0 and Microsoft DirectX 10 with AMD M880G Chipset.

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The Gateway NV5378u comes with an ultra-bright High-Definition 15.6 inch widescreen TFT active matrix display that features an excellent 1366 x 768 native resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio. It is provided with digital media card reader that could read many cards like memory stick, memory stick pro, Xd-picture, multi media card and secure digital card in a single card reader. This notebook incorporates 8x DVD optical drive that supports multi double-layer writing. The included ports in Gateway NV5378u are four USB 2.0 ports (two each at the right and left side of the laptop), a VGA port, an HDMI port, an eSATA port and an ExpressCard slot. It incorporates a built-in webcam and a digital microphone to facilitate the communication needs.

Here is a review of the Top 5 features of this product:
  • FIVE – Connectivity

    The Gateway NV5378u offers both wired and wireless network connections. It is also provided with an ITU V.92 ready fax modem that has maximum data transfer rate of 56 Kbps. It uses Gigabit Ethernet LAN port and the latest Wi-Fi b/g Draft-N Certified connectivity that keeps you attached to the Internet to check email, websites, and any other social networks by means of expedient hot spots and wireless home networks.

  • FOUR – Gateway MyBackup utility

    This utility offers a trouble-free way to swiftly and simply back-up all the needed files and information stored on your system, such as your personal credentials and other such files. The MyBackup Button grant you a simple, expedient way to backup files to a USB drive, external hard disk drive or another hard drive partition. It also enables you to set a particular time to back-up data routinely or you could simply click the button for an immediate back-up.

  • THREE – Multimedia features

    The Gateway NV5378u is provided with a chassis that includes ATI Radeon graphic card, HDMI port, high definition sound-card and SPDIF port by which it is able to offer high definition video and audio streaming. It offers the playback of BLU ray discs and also HDMI port that brings crisp high-class video playbacks and high-clarity audio to a home-theater system via a suitable, single cable connection.

  • TWO – Multi-Gesture Touchpad

    The Gateway EasyPad multi-gesture touch pad is used in Gateway NV5378u notebook. By using this feature you could flick, swirl and pinch using your fingers across the elegant multi-gesture touchpad to spontaneously adjust, direct and to vary the size of the webpages, images, spreadsheets and any such files.

  • ONE –  General features

    To offer ease and secure usage the Gateway NV5378u is provided with features like Gateway MyBackup button, Gateway Recovery Management, Touchpad lock and dedicated numeric keypad. Its width is 372 mm, height is 37 mm and depth is 250 mm and it weighs only around 2.65 kg. A 4400 mAh AC Adapter and a 6 cell lithium ion polymer battery is used to deliver 3 hours of working time.

The Gateway NV5378u is a cost-effective notebook with excellent features and Gateway provides excellent service features for the system.