My Quad Core Laptop

In the past few years I have had really bad luck with my computers laptops, desktops and notepads. This is especially bad since I work in the IT industry and practically live on my computer. So with that being said I decided I needed to look around for a good computer that was a good brand, had a good reputation and one that had a good warranty! I was browsing HSN one day and came across their Gateway laptop computers. They were talking 4 quad and how this is the fastest that you can get now for any computer. So as I watched the presentation I liked the fact that the computer comes for under $700.00 and has a lot of power and upgrades added to it. The big added bonus for me was the six one hundred dollar payments I could make with no shipping charges. I liked the fact that I can make payments and also that there was a 60 day money back gurantee. So I decided to take the plunge and purchase the computer.

The package arrived a lot faster than I expected it to and was nicely packaged. Everything was there in its place and I was very pleased with the way it came. All I had to do upon opening this laptop was add the battery pack and charge the computer for a few hours. The only downside of course is that it does not come with word and excel or an anti-virus other than your standard 30 day Norton. So far I have I had this computer two weeks and I love it! The screen is 15.6 inches so it is big but not too big. I like that I can watch movies on it and that it has a built in webcam for video conferencing or Skype. It is also great if you want to make Youtube videos. You can film from the computer webcam and then edit it in the Microsoft Movie Maker.

Here are a list of the stats for the computer. I think for the money it was a pretty good deal. I still love my Mac but couldn’t see myself spending $1200 on a Mac budget and need took the place of a pretty new shiny Mac. What do you think, did I get a good deal?

Computer Stats:
Gateway 15.6″ laptop
PC Essentials 21 Standard DVD-ROM
Tech Support for Dummies voucher
6-cell Lithium-ion battery
Power cord and adapter
Quick start guide
1-year Wired magazine subscription
Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty on parts and labor
Gateway 15.6″ LCD Quad-Core, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD Laptop Computer Features
Accelerates media, productivity and Web-browsing applications along with DirectX 11 support
Enjoy fast Internet browsing with sharp, crisp images
AMD Perfect Picture HD
Auto-boosts image quality for enhanced color, contrast and resolution
Experience images and video that you need to see to believe
Enhances your images to look bright, clear and vibrant
AMD Steady Video
Stabilizes the video during playback
No more headaches from watching shaky handheld video
AMD “Cool to the Touch” technology
Designed to stay cool under pressure and not overheat
Chiclet Keyboard
Raised keys for easy typing
DDR3 Memory
Delivers crisper visuals for graphic-rich applications and your next-generation games
Zip through 3D graphics and get sleek animation
Uses less power for longer battery life
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED network connection
Lets you get online from any hotspot
Tech Support for Dummies Redemption Voucher
30 days of unlimited tech support for your purchased product
Help by phone, online chat or email
Questions answered 24/7
The Key Specs
Model #:
Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Accelerated Processor 1.4GHz with TurboCORE Technology up to 2.3GHz
4096MB Dual-Channel DDR3 Memory
Upgradeable to 8GB
Hard Drive:
640GB SATA (5400RPM)
Optical Drive:
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive (plays and records all standard DVD and CD formats)
Media Card Reader:
SecureDigital (SD)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Memory Stick PRO
xD Picture Card
LCD Monitor:
15.6″ HD Widescreen Ultrabright LED-backlit display
1366 x 768 resolution
16:9 aspect ratio
Yes, integrated HD
Additional Specs
ATI Radeon HD 6520G
Video Memory:
Up to 512MB
System Bus/Cache Memory:
4MB L2
Sound System:
Built-in speaker
(1) Headphone/speaker jack
(1) Microphone-in jack
Wireless Network Adapter:
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Network Adapter:
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Pointing Device:
(3) USB 2.0
(1) HDMI
(1) VGA Connector
(1) Kensington Lock Slot
(1) AC Adapter Connector
(1) RJ-45 Ethernet
6-cell Li-ion (4400 mAh)
Up to 4 hours of battery life
The Basics
Ebony Black
Approx. 15″L x 9.96″W x 1.5″H
Approx. 5.7 lbs.

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Michelle Norman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Puregoddess University. She is also the owner of Puregoddess a women's brand that features clothing, accessories and makeup.

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