Gateway launches entertainment laptops

Gateway has launched a range of all singing all dancing entertainment laptops.

The updated NV Series features models in two different sizes – the NV5 Series with a 15.6-inch display and the NV7 Series with a 17.3-inch display. All models have a High Definition Ultrabright LCD widescreen display and social networking capabilities.

This comes in the way of an integrated social networking button that allows users to access their social networks, including Facebook, YouTube and Flickr, with a single touch of a button. Through this users are said to be able to see real-time network updates on their status feed, as well as provide updates to their own sites with information, images and video.

John Nguyen, senior product marketing manager for Gateway notebooks and netbooks, said: “Mobile entertainment means something entirely different today than it did just a few short years ago — more often it comes in the form of video clips, photos and updates on friends’ and fan pages by using popular social networking sites and tools.”

The NV5 15.6-inch display models boast a 1366×768 resolution, while the Gateway NV7 Series have 1600×900. Both are said to provide a cinematic viewing experience due to their 16:9 aspect ratio that Gateway promises to work well for HD movies and video. There is support for high definition audio and two built-in stereo speakers.

Performance wise the Gateway NV line features an Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors as well as AMD Athlon and AMD Turion processors. The notebooks have up to 4GB of DDR3 memory that is upgradeable to 8GB and also have media card readers that accept popular media cards such as Secure Digital, Multimedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and xD.

To protect these media files, photos and video while on the go, the Gateway NV Series includes MyBackup functionality that gives customers a way to quickly and easily back-up all important files, says Gateway

The first model in the new series – the Gateway NV59C09u – is available now  and has a 15.6-inch HD Ultrabright LCD display, Blu-ray drive, Intel Core i3 processor and an integrated HD webcam. Additional models in the line will be available at retailers over the next few weeks.