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Gateway adheres to the old adage "it's what's inside that counts" with the the advent of the NV79C49u which.

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performance - more than enough power for most users with a Core i5 processor and 4GB of memory

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great for movie fans - capable of 1080p playback with HDMI out

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features a glossy enclosure - attracts fingerprints and dust

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no Blu-ray disc drive option

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the screen has noticeable backlight bleeding around the edges

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comes loaded with bloatware

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not very portable - weighs over 7 pounds

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manufacturer warranty - only 1 year

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lacks USB 3.0 support

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Gateway adheres to the old adage "it's what's inside that counts" with the the advent of the NV79C49u which--with a faster 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5-460M processor, Intel HD graphics, and a 17.3" Widescreen Ultrabright HD display--enjoys a step-up over the NV79C48-u and slightly boosted sticker price. It's purpose has also been upgraded; users that can multitask on the NV79C48-u can multitask faster on the NV79C49-u. Using Turbo Boost technology, the Intel processor cranks out more power for use in more demanding applications or several applications simultaneously, which can all be delivered sleekly with the Intel HD graphics' high-quality, high definition playback with advanced 3D capabilities and 4GB of DDR3 RAM memory. 500GB of hard drive storage provides plenty of room to be filled with data, games, music and video which appear at their best in the 17.3" screen in 16:9 aspect ratio, and a bevy of multimedia features are also included--Multi-in-1 Media Reader, 3 USB ports, an HDMI port, an Integrated Webcam, and an 8x-SuperMulti DL drive. Running the show is an included copy of Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium.

Features:
  • 2.53GHz Intel Core i5-460M processor with 3MB smartcache and TurboBoost
  • Intel HD graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB SATA hard drive
  • 17.3" Widescreen Ultrabright HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Multi-in-1 Media Reader
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 HDMI port
  • Integrated Webcam
  • 8x-SuperMulti DL drive for reading and burning CDs and DVDs
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium operating system
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