Gateway NE52204u laptop is powered by 1.5GHz AMD A4-5000 quad core APU. Users will get enough power for regular computing like processing documents, browsing web and watching HD videos. It allows casual gaming as well. Office applications like Spreadsheets and presentation software will run efficiently. Due to four cores, user can expect better multitasking. Gateway NE52204u comes with 4 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive space. This 15.6 inch laptop is not a touch screen laptop. The laptop weighs around 5.3 lbs which means it is not a light weight laptop but it is not too heavy either to be carried around. This is a budget laptop and it comes with certain trade-offs like absence of DVD burner. Here are more details about this Gateway NE52204u.
Gateway NE52204u specification and performance
AMD A4-5000 is a quad core APU. Each core operates with 1.5 GHz frequency. It comes with 2 MB of L2 cache. It can handle almost all day to day tasks well. Compared with core i3-3217u processor, low clock speed of the processor may show lag while working with single threaded program like encoding itunes and mp3 using Lame. Gateway NE52204u comes with Radeon HD 8330 integrated graphics which is included in the APU and it can stream HD videos. The graphics has support for DirectX 11.1. It allows gaming but not high end gaming. Games like Gird 2, Dota 2, BioShockInfinite, Dead Space 3,
Tomb Raider etc can be played in low details and setting. The TDP rating of AMD A4-5000 is 15W which means the laptop is energy efficient
Gateway NE52204u comes with 4 GB DDR3 RAM which can be expandable up to 8 GB. 4 GB memory is enough for day to day performance. The laptop comes with 500 GB 5400 rpm hard drive. The HDD comes preloaded with Windows 8.
The 15.6” Active Matrix TFT Color LCD offers native 1366 by 768 resolution which supports streaming of 720p contents.
Ports included in the laptop are 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA out to connect external monitor, television set and projector, LAN jack and audio jack. It comes with media card reader which supports secure digital format.
Network connectivity features include Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth 4.
It comes with 4 cell lithium-ion battery which offers up to 4.5 hours of battery life
Pros of Gateway NE52204u
Quad core processor
USB 3.0 port
Cons of Gateway NE52204u
No DVD burner
At the time of publishing the article, Gateway NE52204u is available at $290 approx. at Newegg