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Gateway NV51B05u: Poor Numbers, Good Value

At a Glance

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At a Glance

If your performance needs are minimal, this bargain laptop with perfect movie playback is just that--a bargain.

Price when rated: $470

Pros

  • Plays HD movies flawlessly
  • Inexpensive but elegant

Cons

  • Lousy gaming and mediocre battery life
  • Ho-hum everyday performance
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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.

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