Midsize laptops often have the most impressive battery life, and the NXX is no exception; larger desktop replacements are too power hungry, and smaller ultraportable systems use tiny batteries with limited life spans. Dedicated buttons to control volume would be nice a physical volume knob would be even nicer. Viewing angles are average at best: The NXX is more than capable of handling any multimedia or productivity chore you throw at it. Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C, adding a trio of useful features that

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Gateway NX570X Review

HDTune is a program that measures hard drive performance and health, below is a screenshot of the chart generated by this benchmark when run against the Gateway NX While I did like my old Compaq Vz, the keyboard layout felt clumsy, the DVD drive door was very vulnerable and exposed, and the plastic felt cheap.

While I would have liked a lighter laptop, my definition of portability goes beyond weight. Measuring 14 inches wide, The NXX expels heat through a vent on the left-hand side and the body is warm to the touch on the bottom but usually cool on top, even after extended use. My Vz had huge gaps between some of the keys, so I am relieved to see that the gaps between keys are minimal on the NXX.


Gateway NXX keyboard and touchpad view large image.

The NXX is more than capable ausio handling any multimedia or productivity chore you throw at it. Lenovo ThinkPad T60 wide-screen Gateway NX right side view view large image. The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Because my desktop is suitable for gaming, this is not a major issue for me.

The Bad Limited to integrated graphics; no PC Card slot; slightly heavier than gateday average midsize laptop. The Gateway NXX outer box view large image.

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But integrated graphics are fine for just about any nongaming task. Even when the systems managed to stay on, the fans sounded like a Boeing.

Gateway NX left side view view large image. The system’s thin, black bezel helps the screen stand out, making it a fine choice for watching movies or multimedia use. HP’s Compaq Presario VT is a similarly configurable jack-of-all-trades, and the differences largely come down to aesthetic gatewayy such as the Compaq’s look-at-me shiny finish versus the Gateway’s understated matte look. A textured, scratch-resistant surface gives the lid a heavy-duty quality.

Still, I am very happy with the battery life. The screen shows ripples if a fair amount of pressure about as much as it takes to close a door is applied to the center of the lid while holding the lid in place.


I was unable to find a comparable deal for a T processor with 2 GB memory from any other manufacturer, so I definitely felt like I got a good deal. Gateway backs the system with a standard one-year mail-in warranty. The laptop meets my needs and I got a great buy on it. Visit our network of sites: I have a Core 2 Duo E processor in my desktop and have been thoroughly impressed by its performance and lack of yateway issues, so I knew I wanted the mobile version of the processor.

Gateway NXX: Dual Core Business Notebook for $

I really liked the Vaio SZ ajdio, but it was out of my price range. My particular configuration is as follows:. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted I have had bad experiences with Toshibas uadio the past, so while the A seemed to fit the bill, I was looking for a different brand. I purchased the NXX through Gateway. Despite the wallet-friendly price, the NXX looks and feels like a much more expensive system.

Still, the noise is within reason and not so excessive I would be embarrassed to bring the machine to class. I have never felt uncomfortable with the laptop in my lap, even while wearing shorts.