Pros

  • Slick style
  • Very reasonable amount of power for work and video

Cons

  • A bit too pricey for the storage and display
  • Feels fragile in hand

At A Glance

This laptop provides reasonable power for video and work, but it feels cheaper than its price warrants.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Gateway NV59C notebooks series is perfect for those who need a highly mobile and elegant notebook that provides amazing cinematic entertainment and seamless social networking. Perfect for on the go movie enthusiasts because the HD Ultrabright TFT LCD with it's 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and high resolution delivers a true cinematic view. Plus, this stylish notebook features the all new Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, or the Intel Core i7 Processor for more stability and strength when you're blazing through power hungry apps and games. Serious Style, Serious Performance.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.WJ802.010
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
TV Card No
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
UPC Code 846154053468
Manufacturer Part Number LX.WJ802.010
Brand Name Gateway
Product Name NV59C09u Notebook
Marketing Information

The Gateway NV59C notebooks series is perfect for those who need a highly mobile and elegant notebook that provides amazing cinematic entertainment and seamless social networking. Perfect for on the go movie enthusiasts because the HD Ultrabright TFT LCD with it's 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and high resolution delivers a true cinematic view. Plus, this stylish notebook features the all new Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, or the Intel Core i7 Processor for more stability and strength when you're blazing through power hungry apps and games. Serious Style, Serious Performance.

Product Model NV59C09u
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Series NV59C
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
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • NV59C09u 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
Bluetooth No
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.3"
Width 15.0"
Depth 10.0"
Weight (Approximate) 91.68 oz
Color Silver
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No
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
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM55 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 91.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:24   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 305.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 373.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 250.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 499.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 453.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 531.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 263.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 465.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 213.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 28.71   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 22.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 17.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 15.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 20.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 16.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 369.0