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Monday, December 21, 2009

My new baby

Yep! I finally caved in and bought a new laptop. After much research, I settled on a Gateway. (sorry John, but macs are very expensive) Not just because all my desktops have been Gateway, but also for what it has for the price compared to other models, (and it's not an hp), and the reviews it got.

Check it out!

Gateway - Laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor - Night Sky Black
Model: NV7802U

Product Features
Intel® Core®2 Duo mobile processor T6600Features 2 processing cores, 800MHz front side bus, 2MB L2 cache and 2.2GHz processor speed per core.
2 high-performance processing cores to run multiple demanding applications simultaneously without hesitation.
4GB DDR3 memory for multitasking power.
Multi format DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media. Also supports DVD-RAM.
17.3" LED-back lit high-definition wide screen display With Ultra bright technology and 1600 x 900 resolution brings movies and games to life.
500GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. Features up to 1759MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 and supports Microsoft DirectX 10. HDMI port for connecting peripherals.
2nd-generation Dolby Sound Room audio enhancement
With Dolby Headphone, Dolby Natural Bass and Dolby Sound Space Expander for a lush sound scape.
Built-in web cam and microphone
Make it easy to chat with family and friends.
Multi-in-1 digital media reader Supports Secure Digital, Multi Media Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.
4 high-speed USB 2.0 ports For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in Intel® WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/b/g/n)
Wirelessly connect to the Internet.
Built-in Ethernet LANWith RJ-45 connector and 56 Kbps modem for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 7.4 lbs. and measures just 1.4" thin For portable power.
All this for $599.00.
And remember, this is my portable puter. For our trips in the mo-ho, for work on slow days, and burning DVD's. And this baby is fast! My old laptop would take nearly 3 hrs to burn a disc and this one does it in less than an hour!
So I didn't need top of the line, but I think this one is very good for the price.
So I spent yesterday checking it out, loading new apps, and taking it for a spin. And today, I'm off to Muskegon to see my mom. That's it for now!


  1. davidz6:29 AM

    wow - very nice, Wayne. Looks like it might have a number pad? That's the one thing I wish mine had. Have a good time at mom's and Merry Christmas!

  2. A number pad is a must to me. John is gonna be so unhappy with your purchase.

  3. nice computer...great new Christmas toy! I am green with envy! Enjoy...

    Ken from Tampa