Gateway NV7915u Notebook Review

Gateway laptop manufacturer is very well-recognized for producing sleekly design laptops having affordable prices. One of their recent releases is the newly stylized NV7915u gateway laptop complete with a lustrous dark matte finish.

The Gateway NV7915u laptop is quite heavy weighing up to 6.8 pounds with a 17.3 inch display screen. This laptop puts a strain on your shoulders after walking with it for quite a while. The laptop touch pad has a 1.8inch x 3.3 inch dimension which is enough but quite short on the height.

NV7915u specs include 4 USB ports, mic ports, Ethernet jack, VGA outlet, HDMI output, headphone, 5-in-1 memory card reader and a Kensington lock slot. After going over the Gateway NV7915u personally, here are the advantages and disadvantages of this stylish new notebook:

Advantages:

The processor is a 1.3-GHz Intel Core i3-330M with a RAM of up to 4GB that delivers fine performance in a Windows 7 Home Premium OS. I absolutely loved multitasking with this unit being able to move from windows explorer, multimedia player and Photoshop CS3.

The control buttons for this laptop really lives up to its touch sensitive claim as a light tap from your finger quickly activates programs and softwares. NV7915u has built-in touch sensitive controls to automatically start Launch Manager (marked by a bold P on top of your keypad), My Backup, Trackpad control, Wi-Fi and Volume manager.

The Launch Manager is a convenient tool that allows you to access the software you want by just one light tap of the button.

The flat keypad is absolutely fine with adequate spacing and easy grip features for less typing errors.

Display resolution is at 1600 x 900 pixels which resulted to clear, vivid, realistic images for digital photos and videos. The shiny finish of the display screen gives you good reflection quality for viewing purposes.

Sound quality is superb especially when listening to music and watching movies. You will not experience hearing strain with this laptop as the sound is loud and clear enough compared to other laptops.

Disadvantages:

After watching a full screen movie with this NV7915u, the laptop got alarmingly hot after just about 18 minutes then I was forced to stop playing the video because I feared of overheating.

The extra mouse for the NV7915u is frustrating for me as the single mouse bar does not work properly and it takes a while to get you moving from one direction to another.

Transfer time of mixed media is slower than the average desktop replacements which will surely frustrate you because of its lagging download time. To be able to cope with this problem, you better remove some startup softwares as well as the trialware installed in your laptop.

Gamming really isn’t a job for the Gateway NV7915u.

There are no extra buttons for multimedia playback

NV7915u laptop is powered by a six-cell battery that can last up to 3 hours and 40 minutes when unplugged. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get your battery full which is quite a short time as compared to other desktop replacement units.

With all of these things said, the NV7915u Gateway laptop is one of the best affordable deals you can have if you want a high performing unit with fast browsing capabilities.

Lastly, if you don’t want to spend money on HP All in one repair or other laptop brand repair, make sure to buy the best quality laptops. You should also try to buy your laptop some accessories so it can be protected. Cases and bags are a good investment for your laptops.

Patrick

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Patrick is a part-time fitness trainer and pursuing his Master’s in American Literature from Stanford University. He wishes to share his fitness plan with others to help them achieve their goals in terms of fitness and education.