Sleek Gateway ID and NV-series notebooks sport USB 3, HDMI output

Gateway ID47 notebook

Summer seems like it has just started, but computer maker Gateway is already getting into the back-to-school spirit with some new entries in its ID- and NV-series of notebooks. Both series feature USB 3.0, HDMI output, dedicated social media tools, integrated DVD players, and one-button backup capabilities, but the ID series packs a 14-inch display into a chassis you’d expect on a 13.3-inch ultraportable, and the NV series feature 15.6-inch displays and second-generation Intel Core processors.

First up, the new ID47 and ID57 systems pack a 14-inch LED-backlit display into a compact design more akin to a 13.3-inch system, thanks to an edge-to-edge design. That said, Gateway put work into making the systems comfortable to use, with a full-sized keyboard and an edgeless trackpad that’s 20 percent larger than its predecessor, making for easy multitouch gestures. The new ID series feature second-generation Intel Core i5 processors running at 2.3 GHz, 4 to 8 GB of RAM, 500 to 750 GB of hard drive storage, and Intel HD Graphics. Also on board: an 8×DVD SuperMulti drive, HDMI output, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, a digital media card reader, and Dolby Home Theater v4 audio enhancement. The systems also sport two USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0 port that can also charge phones, cameras, and other devices even when the notebook is powered down.

sleek gateway id and nv series notebooks sport usb 3 hdmi output nv55 notebook

Next up, Gateway’s new NV55 system sports an AMD Fusion Quad-Fore A8 processor running at 1.5Ghz (boosts to 2.4 GHz) along with a 1.5-6inch LED-backlit display powered by AMD Radeon HD 6620G graphics. The NV55 sports a 640 GB hard drive, 4 GB of RAM, an 8× SuperMulti DVD drive, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networking, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, a separate numeric keypad, stereo speakers, and HDMI output. The systems also feature two USB ports, one USB 3.0 port (with the same charge-without-being-powered-on feature) and Gateway’s dedicated social network and backup keys.

The new Gateway ID and NV series are available at U.S retailers with suggested pricing starting at $699.99 and $529.99, respectively.

Interestingly, Gateway is producing two alternate versions of these systems for Canada. The Gateway ID57 notebook will feature a 15.6-inch display and Nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics with 2GB of video memory and Optimus technology to flip back and forth between integrated and discrete graphics: it’s available for a suggested price of CAN$899. Gateway is also offering Canadians an Intel Core i3-powered NV57 (with Intel HD Graphics 3000 and 128 MB of dedicated system memory) starting at CAN$549.


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