Gateway Red 17.3″ NV76R43u laptop Review

Gateway Red 17.3″ NV76R43u laptop, though not a touch enabled laptop, still has a lot to offer. This 17.3” laptop has been priced around $500 at Wal-Mart.  For its price, this machine offers Intel core i5-3230M CPU, 500GB storage and 6 GB memory, which means you are getting more than a regular computer. It comes with DVD burner as optical drive. At 7.05 pounds and this laptop is bit heavy to carry out but it can be a perfect desktop replacement laptop. Aside from basic jobs, like typing documents and web browsing, it offers moderate gaming, photo editing, video encoding and light video editing. Here are more details about NV76R43u.

The top of the Gateway NV76R43u is well decorated with red honeycomb pattern lid which gives it an elegant look and also helps in hiding dust and marks. Inside the laptop, there is two tone ornamentation, the keyboard deck is red and all other parts are silver in color, which includes keys as well. Keys are flat and broad. The arrow keys are of half size which is common in budget machine. There is a dedicated numeric keypad integrated with Keyboard.

The 17.3” display of Gateway NV76R43u is embedded in silver bezel. The bezel houses 1.3 mega pixel webcam. The screen offers max 1600 by 900 pixel resolution. It doesn’t support full HD but you can stream video with 720 p.

Gateway NV76R43u Specification and performance

The Intel core i5-3230 processor is a dual core processor and operates with 2.6 GHz and boost up to 3.2 GHz. This is Intel’s 3rd generation mobile processor. It comes with integrated HD 4000 graphics which is DirectX 11 capable. You can play almost all current games in Gateway NV76R43u- in low to medium details and settings. Grand theft auto IV, Metro 2033, Metro last night, call of duty Black ops, far cry 3 etc are   playable in low setting and details. HD Video streaming won’t be an issue with this laptop.

The 500 GB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8.  In addition to optical drive, Gateway NV76R43u features impressive numbers of ports, including a multi-format flash-card reader, 2 USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, one VGA port, one headphone jack, one microphone jack, one RJ-45 Ethernet port

The 6-cell Li-ion battery provides 4.5 hours of battery life

Pros of Gateway NV76R43u

Inexpensive core i5-3230M

USB 3.0

Cons of Gateway NV76R43u

No Bluetooth.


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