The NE Series NE51B18U 15.6" Notebook Computer from Gateway features a minimalist design and a black finish. Measuring 1.31" thin and weighing 5.5 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 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 AMD Radeon HD 7310 graphics. The screen also has a glossy finish for vibrant color.
The system is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz AMD E-Series E1-1200 processor. It also has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-format media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.
Windows 8 (64-bit) 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 AMD E-Series Performance
- This Gateway notebook houses an AMD E-Series E1-1200 processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.4GHz. With a dedicated 2MB L2 cache and 4GB of 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 high definition video to a larger external display, such as a monitor or an HDTV. If you prefer a more analog approach, you can use the VGA port to output video as well
- Compact Design
- Measuring 1.31" thin and weighing 5.5 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 5 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary)
- Stay Connected
- 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
- USB 3.0
- USB 3.0 can reach a data transfer rate of 5Gbps, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you'll still be able to use your older USB-compatible devices
- 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
- 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
- Windows Store
- 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