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The gateway NV73A09u is a 17.3'' notebook loaded with powerful components.

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Pros

Good amount of storage for the price point.

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Comes with Windows 7 64-bit pre-installed (many laptops come standard with 32-bit)

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Stays fairly cool, even when not rebooted for days.

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1600 x 900 display resolution - most laptops at this price point top out at 1366 x 768.

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Full-sized keyboard is comfortable to use, features a full numpad

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Decent enough dedicated graphics to handle the majority of modern games on moderate settings

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Cons

Battery life is pretty limited - 3 hours maximum.

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Kind of bulky and heavy - not the most portable laptop even for a 17.3"er

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The gateway NV73A09u is a 17.3'' notebook loaded with powerful components. It can be considered as the premium model of the NV73A line of products. It is equipped with AMD's Phenom II triple core processor as well as ATI's mid range HD5650 dedicated graphics card. With these two parts, the NV73A09u makes for a decent notebook for casual gaming. Other components includes 4GB of ram, 500GB hard drive, and a high resolution 17.3'' LCD display (1600x900). The NV73A09u offers several connectivity options including wifi N, gigabit ethernet, 5 in 1 media card reader, three USB ports, and a HDMI output. The Gateway NV7309u is a well priced option for casual gamers looking for a desktop replacement. It is available in an alternate color (blue).

Features / Specifications
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
  • 17.3'' LCD Display (1600x900)
  • AMD Phenom II N830 (triple core, 2.1GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 ram
  • 500GB 5400rpm hard drive
  • ATI Radeon HD5650 dedicated graphics
  • DVD Super-multi drive
  • 3x USB2.0, VGA out, HDMI out, 5 in 1 media card reader, headphone/microphone 3.5mm jack
  • Wifi b/g/n, gigabit ethernet
  • 1.3 mega pixel webcam
  • 6 cell battery
  • Full size keyboard with number pad, multi-touch trackpad
  • 1 year warranty
Model / Color Variations
  • Gateway NV73A10u - Velvet Blue
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