Pros

  • Sweet full-size keyboard with numeric pad
  • Good audio performance

Cons

  • Poor benchmark scores
  • No keyboard backlight

At A Glance

Gateway's NV7915u desktop-replacement laptop has modest performance and good design, but is a beast to pack.

Manufacturer’s Description

Introducing the Gateway NV79 notebook series designed to turn heads with its potent blend of performance, style and energy efficiency. Whatever the vice, the NV79 Series has it covered with stellar cinematic 17.3" LED backlit display, ample memory, revolutionary controls and the latest graphics solution by ATI providing fabulous multimedia playback, and the latest by Intel for serious multitasking performance and digital media enjoyment. Serious Style, Serious Performance.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.WHH02.009
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 5.80 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
HDCP Supported Yes
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
UPC Code 846154047672
Manufacturer Part Number LX.WHH02.009
Brand Name Gateway
Product Name NV7915u Notebook
Marketing Information

Introducing the Gateway NV79 notebook series designed to turn heads with its potent blend of performance, style and energy efficiency. Whatever the vice, the NV79 Series has it covered with stellar cinematic 17.3" LED backlit display, ample memory, revolutionary controls and the latest graphics solution by ATI providing fabulous multimedia playback, and the latest by Intel for serious multitasking performance and digital media enjoyment. Serious Style, Serious Performance.

Product Model NV7915u
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Series NV79
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • NV7915u Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Additional Information

Wireless LAN: Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n

Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 13.4"
Depth 9.5"
Weight (Approximate) 118.56 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-330M
Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-gesture touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 88.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:04   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 331.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 525.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 458.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 537.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 260.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 510.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 213.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 28.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 22.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 16.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 388.0
Performance
Number of Included Batteries 1.0