The Gateway NV5807u delivers slightly stronger specs than the Toshiba Satellite M505, for $50 less: It has a 2.1GHz T6500 Intel Dual Core processor, a 15-inch display with a decent (1366-by-768-pixel) resolution, VGA and HDMI ports for external displays, 4GB of memory, and a spacious 320GB hard drive.
This laptop also has a full complement of connectivity options, namely 802.11n Wi-Fi, gigabit ethernet, a card reader, four USB ports, and a DVD-RW optical drive. Its battery life was higher than our test average (4.3 hours), as well.
Despite all of the value the NV5807u offers, its design is a drawback: The full keyboard and number pad aren't clearly divided, the trackpad button is a pain to use, and the system is a bit heavy (5.8 pounds) compared with the Satellite M505 (5.4 pounds) or the IdeaPad Y450 (4.7 pounds).
Pros: Very good specs; large display
Cons: Heavier than most similarly priced laptops; poor keyboard and trackpad design