Equipped with Intel Pentium 2127u processor, Gateway NE57004u Silky Silver 15.6″ laptop is perfect for home users and students who need a laptop for processing documents, checking emails, browsing web, video chat and social media. Just 1” thin, this laptop weighs around 5.18 pounds which signifies that this laptop is not a light weight laptop. Gateway NE57004u comes with a DVD burner which adds to the weight of this device. Other key specs of this laptop are 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive, 3USB port and HDMI out. Bluetooth connectivity is available with this laptop. Only disadvantage with this device is that it is not a touch screen laptop. Priced at $300 ( Wal-Mart Cyber Monday Deal) , it is suitable for those who are looking for a budget laptop with all necessary features. Here is a brief review about specifications and features of this laptop.
Gateway NE57004u specification and performance
Gateway NE57004u is powered by Intel Celeron 2127u dual core processor. Each core operates with 1.8 GHz frequency and it comes with 2MB of smart cache. The processor is integrated with Intel HD graphics. The graphics does not come with its own memory and shares system memory. Users can stream HD movies smoothly on this laptop. When it comes to gaming, less power intensive games can run in this device. Games like Dota 2, fifa 13, StarCraft II, Dirt showdown, Diablo III etc can be played in this machine but with low details and settings. Gateway NE57004u doesn’t support CPU intensive tasks like video editing, 3D designing, animation etc. It doesn’t support architectural modeling either. Thus, if you are a student and want a laptop for CAD programs then this model is not for you.
Gateway NE57004u is installed with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and the memory can be upgraded up to 8GB. The 500GB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed. Windows 8 is preloaded on to it.
15.6” Active Matrix TFT Color LCD display offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which is standard for all budget 15.6” laptops available in the market. It supports 720p video playback but not 1080p. To watch FHD playback you need to connect your laptop with Full HD compatible TV or monitor.
Ports and connectivity features include 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, LAN Jack, audio jack and VGA port. It comes with media card reader and HD webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Gateway NE57004u also supports Bluetooth.
According to the manufacturer, 4 cell 37wh battery offers 4 hours of battery life. Actually, Gateway NE57004u comes with ULV processor with low TDP rating. Thus, you will find a 4 cell 37wh battery pack offering backup equivalent to that of 6 cell lithium ion battery pack coming with mainstream laptops.
Pros of Gateway NE57004u
USB 3.0 ports
Cons of Gateway NE57004u
Not touch screen enabled