Review on Gateway® NV Series NV5929u
The Gateway NV5929u is a midrange notebook from Gateway NV series. The Gateway NV5929u comes with a 15.6 inch widescreen TFT active matrix display that features LED backlight thereby producing an excellent 1600 x 900 native resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System is used in this notebook. The processor used in the Gateway NV5929u is Intel Core i5-430M that gives a clock speed of 2.26 GHz and 3 MB L2 cache.
It is provided with a memory of 4 GB dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM which could be upgraded to a maximum of 8 GB and it is provided with SATA 320 GB hard disk drive for delivering enough storage space. The chassis of this notebook is included with Intel HD Graphics Media Accelerator with 128MB of dedicated system memory supporting Microsoft and Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset.
The Gateway NV5929u has a lustrous honeycomb case design with shiny mid-night black lid that gives a startling look to the notebook. It has an in-built multi-in-1 digital media card reader that could access memory stick, memory stick pro, secure digital, multi media card and Xd-picture card. The Gateway NV5929u is provided with features like Gateway MyBackup button, Gateway Recovery Management, Touchpad lock and dedicated numeric keypad. Its width is 14.7 inch, height is 1.5 inch and depth is 10.2 inch and it weighs around 5.8 lbs. Gateway NV5929u could work seamlessly for 4.5 hours as it uses 4400 mAh AC Adapter and a 6 cell battery that uses lithium ion polymer technology.
- FIVE – Multi-Gesture Touchpad
Just like any NV series notebook, it is also provided with Gateway EasyPad multi-gesture touch pad that helps to adjust, navigate and zoom the web pages, images, spreadsheets and any such files by flick, swirl and pinch functions using your fingers across the well-designed multi-gesture touchpad.
- FOUR – Gateway MyBackup utility
This feature of Gateway NV5929u offers a straightforward way to quickly and cleanly back-up all the files that are considered to be essential from your system. The MyBackup Button allows you a clear-cut way to backup files to a USB drive, external hard disk drive, any other removable storage devices or to another partition in the same hard drive. This function also enables you to schedule a particular routine time to back-up data or you could also simply click the button to perform an immediate back-up.
- THREE – Multimedia features
The GGateway NV5929u is provided with the aforesaid chassis that comprises Intel HD graphic card, HDMI port, high definition sound-card and SPDIF port by which it can deliver high definition video and audio output. It allows you to play BLU ray discs seamlessly and the HDMI port provided fetch high-quality video playbacks and high definition audio to a home-theater system through a suitable, solitary cable connection.
- TWO – Connectivity
The Gateway NV5929u is provided with an ITU V.92 ready fax modem which possesses a data transfer rate of 56 Kbps. Both wired and wireless network connections are supported by this notebook. It has a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port and a new Wi-Fi b/g Draft-N Certified connectivity which enable you to maintain net connectivity while you are on the move.
- ONE – General features
This notebook integrates 8x DVD optical drive that provides double-layer writing. The Gateway NV5929u offers a set of ports, including four USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, an HDMI port, SPDIF port, an eSATA port and an Express Card slot. It incorporates a built-in webcam and a digital microphone to craft the netbook to provide simple yet high functional communication needs.
The Gateway NV5929u offers superb performance at a reasonable cost. There is a warranty period as well that is part of the package.