Irvine, Calif. - Gateway today introduced and began shipping revamped versions of its ID and NV series of notebook computers.
The 4.6-pound Gateway ID47H02u, $699 features a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor with Turbo Boost, a 14-inch HD LED backlit display, Intel HM55 Express chipset, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, 8x DVD Super Multi double-layer drive, 1.3-megapixel camera, and one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports.
Other features include a multi-gesture touchpad, dedicated audio control keys, social-networking keys to launch directly to such sites, eight hours of battery life and Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
The unit is available in Infinity Blue Liquid and Brushed Aluminum color schemes.
The new $629 NV model is the NV5505u. It is geared toward general entertainment usage. It is powered by an AMD quad-core A8-3500M processor rated at 1.5GHZ. The processor includes AMD's TurboCore technology that can boost its speed to 2.4GHz, Gateway said. It weighs in at 5.7 pounds.
The LED backlit screen is 15.6 inches, and the graphics are powered by an AMD Radeon HD 6620G graphics card. Other specs include 6GB of DDR3 memory, a 640GB hard drive and an 8x DVD Super Multi double-layer drive.
The remaining features are the same as supplied in the ID model.