Gateway NE56R50U Review

Gateway NE56R50U 15.6 inch

Gateway NE56R50U is fast, efficient, powerful, functional and reliable with its i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB storage space. At such a low price, I wasn't expecting to see the fantastic display and many other features it offers. It is a great buy!


Intel Core i3 processor at 2.3 GHz speed and with 4 GB DDR3 memory for multitasking without having a hard time. 500GB SATA hard drive is plenty of space to store even the multimedia files for an average computer user. Operating system is Windows 8, like on many other latest computers. I find it user friendly with its useful customizable tiles and you can always switch to your Windows 7 type screen if you wish.

15.6" HD Widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit at 1366 x 768 pixel resolution- 720p screen at 16:9 cinematic ratio is great quality and will give you bright and clear images while being energy efficient. Intel HD graphics is good for offering realistic images and more than sufficient performance in games and entertainment. Sound is also better than what I expected through two built-in speakers and high-definition audio support.

Gateway Social Networks Key allows you to connect to social media sites by just clicking on a single button. You'll be fine without a mouse as the multi-gesture touchpad is quite responsive and intuitive. Numeric keypad is also good for number-heavy tasks, it will save you time. Media Control Keys make the operation of media easier and lets you enjoy it more.


Black Gateway NE56R50U is 1.31 inch thick and 5.5lbs heavy, so it is reasonably portable with its 15.6 inch screen. 6-cell Li-ion Battery gives you up to 4.5 hours in average use. You have the 802.11bgn wireless, 3 x USB 2.0, 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive, Built-in Advanced 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam for great image quality at 24 frames per second, 1- HDMI Port with HDCP suport, Gigabit Ethernet, Earphone/Microphone jack, Multi-in-1 Media Card Reader for convenient file transfers and media sharing as connectivity.

Pros: HD LED-backlit screen - Sound quality - Fast and powerful - 500GB storage - Gateway Social Networks Key - User friendly Touchpad - Very affordable.

Cons: Windows 8 for those that dislike it.

Conclusion: Gateway NE56R50U is just what you need for your daily computing needs. It is easy to set-up and use, reliable and functional, feels solid and allows you to concentrate on what you do. Sure it is not the most powerful notebook in the market but for how much it costs, you get a lot more than what you pay for. If you are cost-conscious and can't spend a lot on a laptop, Gateway NE Series is one of your good choices in the market.