The NE56R42u 15.6" Notebook Computer from Gateway features a minimalist design and a black finish. Measuring 1.31" thin and weighing 5.51 pounds, this Gateway notebook is compact and portable. The 6-cell lithium ion battery sits flush into the chassis, which further streamlines this Gateway notebook's design. It also provides up to 4.5 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary).
The 15.6" Ultrabright widescreen display is backlit with LED lamps, which use less power and provide better picture quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and its 1366 x 768 native resolution is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics. The screen also has a glossy finish for vibrant color.
The system is powered by a dual-core 2.2GHz Intel Pentium B960 processor. It also has 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM, a 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-in-1 digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with high definition audio support.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Dual-Core Intel Pentium Performance
This Gateway notebook houses an Intel Pentium B960 processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.2GHz. With a dedicated 2MB L3 cache and 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM, this Gateway notebook can run applications, open web pages, retrieve email and more
15.6" Ultrabright LED-Backlit Display
The 15.6" HD Ultrabright widescreen LED-backlit display with true cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio delivers an optimal viewing experience. This Gateway notebook boasts a 1366 x 768 native resolution and integrated Intel HD Graphics for smooth streaming of HD content. The HDMI port also allows you to output video to a larger external display, such as a monitor or an HDTV
Measuring 1.31" thin and weighing 5.51 pounds, this Gateway notebook is easy to travel with. The 6-cell battery fits flush into the chassis, further streamlining the Gateway notebook's look and provides up to 4.5 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary)
With 802.11b/g/n Wireless and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, you can access email, browse the web, connect to your social networks and more. Engage in high-quality face-to-face video chats with the built-in HD webcam and digital microphone
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it