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Gateway NV55C38U Laptop Review

February 24th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Gateway NV55C38U laptop is reasonably priced powerful performance oriented laptop. This machine comes in satin black finish with captivating looks. This laptop capable enough to meet daily computing needs at the same time offering complete entertainment experience to the rest of family. This is a perfect budget laptop for a family and caters well for every need of entire family. This machine is powered through Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6200 processor. Also, this machine comes with 4 GB RAM, 500GB capacity hard drive, Intel Graphics, 2-in-1 card reader, Wi-Fi, 3MP webcam, optical drive and many more features. Importantly, this laptop is very less in weight with just 2.6 kg and offers 4.0-hours unplugged life. A budget laptop with this many features is hard to ignore and ignoring would be almost like losing a chance.

Intel Pentium Processor P6200 Details:

The Intel Pentium P6200 processor that powers Gateway NV55C38U is clocked at 2.13 GHz. It comes with 2 cores. This processor is will have performance improvement of the order of 6%  as compared to  P6100 which has 2.0GHz processor speed.

The Pentium P6200 processor has no hyperthreading and at the most two threads only can run in each core. This processor comes with 3 MB smart cache. Fast differential DMI Bus at 2.5GT/s is arranged for the communication with the chipset. This DMI Bus successfully replaced the oldest Front side Bus making communication with the existing peripherals which can keep it away from bottlenecks.

This processor comes with the integrated memory controller which reduces the memory latency and increases the overall performance of the processor. This processor will find it tough to offer good performance with high end gaming needs. Its nominal frequency of the graphics section is 500 MHz. This processor does not support VT-x which helps in systems for the seamless transition between two platforms.

Gateway NV55C38U Pros:



  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6200 processor is definitely an advantage.
  • Quite an inexpensive laptop for all.
  • It has integrated Intel Graphics.
  • It has huge hard drive of capacity 500GB.
  • It has 3.0-megapixel webcam.
  • It comes with an optical drive.
  • It has Wi-Fi.
  • It has HDMI output port too.
  • Light in weight with 2.6 kg.
  • Decent battery backup with 4.0-hours.


Gateway NV55C38U Cons:

  • No Bluetooth.
  • Not suitable for gaming.




The Toshiba Satellite L645-S4102 is powered by Intel Pentium P6200 processor that is clocked at 2.13 GHz. It has Smart Cache of 3 MB capacity.


System Memory and hard Drive:


It has 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM. This system memory can be increased up to 8GB successfully according to the down the line purpose.


Its hard drive is huge and accommodated with 500 GB capacity. It is a HDD and rotates at 5400 rpm.


Display and Graphics:


This laptop comes with 15.6-inches screen of 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 16:9. Its display type is HD Widescreen UltraBright LED Backlit.


For effective multimedia experience, this system is equipped with Intel Mobile HM55 Chipset along with integrated Intel Graphics.


Optical drive:


Gateway NV55C38U  comes with a SuperMulti DVD burner. This drive can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with double-layer support.




This laptop is arranged with built-in speakers.




Gateway NV55C38U  comes with one built-in 3.0-megapixel webcam HD capabilities and resolution of 1280 x 1024.




This laptop is arranged with Ethernet LAN for wired networking needs and Wi-Fi Wireless network 802.11 b/g/n Fi Certified adapters for wireless networking needs.


Additional Ports:


There is one 2-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.


Input Devices:


There is one full-size keyboard with 10-key numeric pad and multi-touch supported touchpad as input devices.




Gateway NV55C38U is facilitated with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery and this battery offers 4.0-hours unplugged life for the notebook.


Operating System:


Gateway NV55C38U comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.




There is one year limited warranty facility with this laptop.

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