Gateway NE notebooks slim down and power up with Haswell

Jul 22, 2013
Gateway NE notebooks slim down and power up with Haswell

The Gateway team this week brings on not just a new set of desktop machines for students and families, but a set of Gateway NE Series notebooks as well. This series starts at 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) and ramps up to a 17.3-inch (1600 x 900 resolution) Ultrabright LED-backlit display, these models both working with the latest in Intel and AMD processors backed up by up to 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory. And the whole lot runs Windows 8 too, of course.

This line of notebooks brings on two built-in stereo speakers with full HD audio support. They've each got HD webcams to send your image out unto the earth as well, rounding out this system of student-friendly web chat with a full-sized keyboard and dedicated keypad.

ALong the edges of these notebooks you'll find one USB 3.0 and a set of two USB 2.0 ports. There's a full-sized HDMI port for video out to HD displays, while most models work with a real-deal super-muli DVD drive with M-DISC READY for what the company calls "proven permanent archival quality data."

There's a Gateway NE5 model coming in first with a 15.6-inch display that'll be measuring in at just 1.0-inch thin. There's also a Gateway NE7 with a 17.3-inch display at just 1.36 inches thin, this larger model starting at $449.99 USD while the smaller starts at $379.99 USD, while the full line works with a one year limited parts and labor warranty.

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