The Gateway NV79C17u is a mid-grade 17.3" (wide-screen) laptop designed specifically for home or portable multimedia use.

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The Gateway NV79C17u is a mid-grade 17.3" (wide-screen) laptop designed specifically for home or portable multimedia use. First and foremost the NV79C17U boasts an Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz processor with Hyper-threading support; the i3 has 2 cores, 4 threads and a 3MB total cache which is designed to balance several applications at once. The i3 core is supported by 4GB DDR3 installed RAM and the Intel HD Graphics video chip-set equipped with 128MB dedicated system memory with full Microsoft Direct X 10 support and compatibility with the additional integrated mobile Intel HM55 Express chipset. To compliment these hardware choices the NV79C17u is pre-installed with the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Overall the Gateway NV79C17U fully integrated with these components was designed to provide a more portable multimedia and casual gaming experience.

The Gateway NV79C17u laptop also includes additional features such as an 8x multi dual layer drive (CD-RW, DVD-RW dual layer), 320GB sata HDD, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi support, a 6 cell lithium Ion battery which Gateway claims will provide much longer battery life, a unique social networking site access key on the keyboard, an integrated HDMI port, a multi purpose digital card reader, high-definition audio support and a long list of available color finishes for complete customization.

  • Mid-grade multimedia/casual gaming laptop
  • 17.3" HD widescreen LCD display
  • Intel Core i3-350M 2.26 GHz processor
  • 4GB DDR3 installed RAM
  • 320GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed
  • Integrated HDMI port
  • Built-in 1.3 MP webcam
  • Unique social networking website keyboard shortcut
  • Several color options available
  • Display: 17.3" HD Widescreen LCD
    • 1600 x 900 maximum resolution
    • 16:9 Aspect ratio
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-350M (2.26 GHz, 3MB L2 Cache) with Hyper Threading Support
  • Memory: 4096 DDR3 Dual Channel 1066MHz 
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Hard Drive/ Storage: 320GB SATA 
  • Optical Drive: 8x DVD Multi Double Layer
  • Video: Intel HD Graphics (128MB dedicated system memory)
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel HM55 Express
  • Battery:
    • 6 cell lithium Ion 
    • Battery Life: Up to 3.6 hours
  • Wireless Networking: 802.11 b/g/n Wifi certified
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 Port)
  • External Ports: 
    • 3 USB 2.0
    • VGA
    • HDMI
  • Input: Full size Keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad
  • Media Card Reader: Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
    • Memory Stick
    • Memory Stick Pro
    • Multi Media Card
    • Secure Digital
    • xD Picture Card
  • Audio:
    • High Definition
    • Integrated speakers (2)
    • Microphone
    • Headphone/Speaker/Line-out Jack
  • Webcam: 1.3MP webcam (1280 x 1024 maximum resolution)
  • Dimensions:
    • 1.07/1.35" (H) x 16.3" (W) x 10.8" (D) or 27.1/34.3mm (H) x 414mm (W) x 275mm (D)
    • Weight: 7.27 lbs
Model Variations

The Gateway NV79C27u is a model variation nearly identical in form and function; however it also includes several features which differ from the model listed above.

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Main Color: Black Matte/ Velvet Blue
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • Integrated Kensington Lock Slot
  • 17x CPU multiplier
  • Productivity Software
    • Adobe Reader
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Gateway MyBackup Solution
    • Gateway Recovery Management
  • MSRP: $699.99
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