Gateway Black 15.6″ NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks

Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks laptop is a non- touch based 15.6” computing solution for under $400 (various online different stores).  Equipped with third generation 1.9GHz Intel Celeron 1005M, it is fast enough for everyday tasks and its battery life is decent as well. This is a Windows 7 laptop. Some people may have concerns about performance of Celeron processor but Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks offers decent performance for regular computing such as typing documents, web browsing, emailing, social networking and watching videos. Gateway NE56R52u comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive which is pretty common in entry level laptop and notebooks. It does have HDMI port and a webcam. However, it lacks USB 3.0 ports. Specifications of Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks make it suitable for home or school work. The weight of the machine is around 5.51lbs, which is little heavy. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of the laptop.

Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks specification and performance

Gateway Black 15.6″ NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks gets its processing power from Intel Celeron 1005M processor which has two cores. The processor is clocked at fixed frequency of 1.9GHz and can’t be tweaked further. The processor doesn’t support Hyperthreading or Turboboost Technology. It comes with Intel HD graphics for ivy bridge processor. Celeron 1005M processor offers much better performance than AMD E1-2100 accelerated processor. With the help of 4GB memory, it will deliver performance for writing, emailing and web browsing. This laptop is fine for video streaming as well. When it comes to gaming, it allows us to play a few games like Dota 2, Team fortress 2, Sims 3, fifa 13 in low details and setting. This laptop is not suitable for high end games as it incorporates a weak processor and graphics.

Gateway NE56R52u is preinstalled with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and the memory can be expandable up to 8GB.  The 500GB hard drive spins with 5400rpm speed and comes preinstalled with Windows 7 operating system, along with some other software.

The 15.6’ LED backlit high definition screen supports maximum resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels which in turn supports 720p contents but can’t playback full high definition contents. There is an HDMI port which allows you to watch laptop contents in compatible HDTV or monitor.

Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks  comes with a built-in DVD burner, three USB ports (all of them are USB 2.0), HDMI, VGA, audio ports, RJ 45, a media card reader that supports xD-Picture Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick PRO Memory Stick and MMCplus. When it comes to network connectivity, it supports Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN (Atheros HB125). It doesn’t come with Bluetooth support.

The 6 cell 48whr battery offers approx. 4.5hurs of battery life. Despite being a budget laptop, it looks quite stylish and has good build quality

Pros of Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks  

Inexpensive laptop for everyday use

DVD drive

Cons of Gateway NE56R52u

No USB 3.0

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