Gateway adds Blu-ray, Core i3 & i5 CPU options to its NV entertainment notebooks

The Gateway NV series just got a nice little spec bump. The entry-level series finally got updated to Intel’s latest CPU architecture and can be spec’d-out with a wide range of options. All the models however come with a slightly redesigned case, HD webcam, and HD Ultrabright LCD displays.

The fun starts out at $629 with the 15-inch NV59 and a Core i3 CPU. A bit more cake can buy an ATI Radeon HD 5470 or 5650 GPU, Blu-ray drive, and a Core i5 CPU. The NV59C is more of the same, simply a $799 pre-configured model with a Core i3-330M, 4GB of memory, Intel Graphics, and a Blu-ray drive.

The NV79 brings a 17-inch screen and a $649 starting price to the party. It can be built with the same options as the NV59 however including a Core i5 CPU, dedicated graphics, and Blu-ray drive.