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Gateway announces updated NV / ID Series notebooks

A few weeks ago we announced that Acer had just unveiled its updated range of Aspire TimelineX notebooks, which as we mentioned come with USB 3.0 ports and a choice of Core i3 and Core i5 processors. Now it appears that Gateway Incorporated — a subsidiary of Acer Inc. – has followed in Acer’s footsteps, by announcing their updated NV and ID series notebooks.

As Dana Wollman at notes, the updated models — which now come with USB 3.0 ports and a choice of Sandy Bridge processors — include the 14-inch ID47 series and the 15.6-inch NV series. It’s not just the notebooks’ specs that have received an update either, as Gateway has also revamped their designs. The NV series now has a chiclet keyboard, and the ID series’ trackpad is now 20% larger.

All models run on the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system and come with a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a screen resolution of 1366 x 768. The NV is said to provide up to four hours battery life, while the ID47 series’ non-removable battery promises up to 8 hours use. Canadians will get additional options, including NVIDIA Optimus on select models and a 15.6-inch version of the ID.

Both the ID and NV series feature quick-use hot keys, which provide users with instant access to their social networks on website such as YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. The Gateway ID47H02u model — which weighs in at 4.6 pounds — is powered by a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-2410M processor, and comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000, digital media card reader and a 500GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive.

It also comes with an 8X DVD-SuperMulti double-layer drive, Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio Enhancement, an HDMI port and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n). Meanwhile, the ID47H03h comes with a 750GB SATA hard drive, a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-2410M processor, NVIDIA GeForce Optimus GT 540M graphics with 1GB of video memory, Bluetooth 3.0 and a digital media card reader.

The ID57H03h model comes with 8GB DDR3 RAM, an 8X DVD-SuperMulti double-layer drive, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and NIVIDIA GeForce Optimus GT 540M Graphics with 2GB of video memory. The Gateway NV55S05u on the other hand is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core AMD A8-3500M processor, an AMD A60M Fusion chipset, 6GB DDR3 RAM, a 640GB SATA hard drive and AMD Radeon HD 6620G graphics.

Finally, the NV57H05h is powered by a 2.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3-2310M processor and comes with an Intel HM65 Express chipset, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000, a dedicated numeric keypad, high-definition stereo speakers and a 640GB SATA hard drive. You can read more about the specs, pricing and availability of these models over on the website.

Would you buy any of the aforementioned notebooks?

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Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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