Gateway NV series notebooks geared at students, start at $499

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Gateway’s got a new line of student-friendly notebooks in the NV Series. There’ll be a myriad of configurations available starting at $499, most or all of which will feature a 15.6-inch LCD with 1366×768 resolution, 4GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, six-cell battery, DVD burner, integrated webcam, HDMI, and Vista Home Premium.

The NV5214u will have an MSRP of $499 and come outfitted with a 2.1GHz dual-core AMD Athlon 64 CPU and ATI Radeon 3200 graphics while the NV5807u will carry and MSRP of $599 and feature a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and Intel’s 4500MHD graphics chipset.

The NV series notebooks will be available soon in four colors: black, blue, red, and brown. Full press release below:

NEW GATEWAY NV SERIES AFFORDABLE ENTERTAINMENT NOTEBOOK DELIVERS ENHANCED FUNCTIONALITY

Affordable Entertainment Notebook Offers Exceptional Performance, Style and New One-Touch Buttons; MyBackup Quickly and Easily Protects Data; PowerSave Enhances Battery Life

IRVINE, Calif., June 25, 2009 – Gateway today debuts its new Gateway NV Series notebook, a workhorse entertainment notebook that pairs the latest notebook technologies and important one-touch buttons with excellent style at an affordable price.

Packed with premium performance features that deliver a stellar entertainment experience, the new Gateway NV Series is ready to deliver multitasking performance to take on the most popular everyday tasks with the latest technology including processors and graphics from either Intel or AMD. At the same time, the notebook’s incredibly affordable price points, starting at $499.99, make the Gateway NV line ideal for anyone on a budget.

Designed for Entertainment, Staying in Touch

A cinematic entertainment powerhouse, the Gateway NV Series has a 15.6-inch High Definition LED-backlit TFT Widescreen display that gives customers a true cinematic viewing experience thanks to its 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366×768 resolution. As a result, it’s perfect for watching HD movies and video, viewing digital images and enjoying digital media content. The notebook’s Dolby Sound Room complements the video with spectacular surround sound from the two built-in stereo speakers. The HDMI port delivers crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio to a home theater or external LCD via a convenient, single cable connection.

The latest WiFi b/g Draft-N Certified connectivity will keep customers attached to the Internet to check email, websites, and other social networks like Twitter via convenient hot spots and wireless home networks. Connectivity on the go can be further enhanced by using the integrated webcam for video chats and video emails. The Gateway NV Series features communication buttons to turn the WLAN and Bluetooth functions on or off. The WLAN on/off is exceptionally convenient for customers who need to shut-off wireless operations but want to continue using their notebook, such as on a flight.

One-Touch MyBackup and PowerSave Keys Ease Customer Concerns

To help ease the concerns of mobile customers who want to protect their precious data, the Gateway NV Series includes a convenient MyBackup Button, a simple one-touch way to quickly and easily back-up all the important files and information stored on it, such as music, photos, video, contacts, emails and Internet favorites. The MyBackup Button gives customers a simple, convenient way to backup files to another location such as a USB drive, external hard disk drive, or another hard drive partition. Also, customers can set the MyBackup function to schedule a regular time to back-up data automatically or simply press the button for an immediate back-up.

“The need to back-up data has never been greater, since consumers have a greater quantity of important digital content than ever before – such as photos and video,” said Ray Sawall, senior product marketing manager for Gateway. “With the Gateway NV notebook, customers have the MyBackup Button to conveniently protect their precious data to make sure its available to enjoy and share more readily with friends, family, and online via social networks like Facebook and MySpace. All the additional features make it notebook the ideal to enjoy their digital media, stay connected and productively handle projects for home, work and school.”

Gateway designed a conveniently located PowerSave Button on select models of the new Gateway NV notebook line. Located above the keyboard, the PowerSave Button allows consumers to easily prolong battery life to extend uptime for customers. A simple press of it activates the advanced power saving settings, traditionally a tedious procedure accessed through numerous software-based steps. This one-button approach simplifies the process, saving time while extending battery life.

Stylish Design, First-Rate Technologies

With a stylish and streamlined design, the Gateway NV Series notebook line is both eye-catching and comfortable to use. The smooth notebook case is covered with a subtle Honeycomb pattern that gives additional interest to the four vibrant, yet classic, color options that won’t go out of style: NightSky Black, Midnight Blue, Cherry Red and Coffee Brown. Additional elements, such as the refined silver trim, rounded edges and classic barrel hinge that cleverly houses the power button, team up to give the NV Series a sleek, modern appeal.

Additional design elements boost productivity. The wide size provides room for the widescreen display and dedicated numeric keypad. The widescreen display helps customers stay productive by letting them view multiple windows at once, while the dedicated numeric keypad is ideal for students and professionals that need to quickly and efficiently input numbers. Plus, the Touchpad Lock prevents accidental cursor movement.

The Gateway NV line delivers a great combination of technologies that boost the digital media experience. With an integrated media card reader, DVD burner and up to 320GB of hard disk drive storage, customers will be able to easily and quickly view, download, store and share their digital media content. The NV notebook line also supports up to 4GB of DDR2 memory.

Gateway NV Series Availability, Price and Sample Configuration

The well-equipped NV Series will be available in a variety of configurations to meet a range of budgets, starting at $499.99. Details on two of the many configurations that will be selling in the line follows:

Model Number: Gateway NV5214u
MSRP: $499.99
· AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 QL-64 Dual Core Processor (2.1 GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
15.6″ HD Ultrabright™ LED-backlit display with 16:9 ratio and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
· 4GB Dual-channel DDR2 Memory
320GB hard disk drive(1)
· AMD RS780MN Chipset
· ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics
Integrated webcam
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WiFi Certified
Digital media card reader: Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS)Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
· Ports and connections: HDMI™ port with HDCP support, Four USB 2.0 ports, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port and Modem (RJ-11) port and DC-in jack for AC adapter
· Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
· MyBackup Button
· 6-cell Li-ion battery (4400 mAh)

Model Number: Gateway NV5807u
MSRP: $599.99
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 processor (2.10 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)
15.6″ HD Ultrabright™ LED-backlit display with 16:9 ratio and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
· 4GB Dual-channel DDR2 Memory
320GB hard disk drive(1)
· Mobile Intel® GM459 Express Chipset
· Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Integrated webcam
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
Digital media card reader: Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS)Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
· Ports and connections: HDMI™ port with HDCP support, Four USB 2.0 ports, External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port and Modem (RJ-11) port and DC-in jack for AC adapter
· Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Service Pack 1)
· MyBackup Button
· 6-cell Li-ion battery (4400 mAh)

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