Decent notebook within budget
Display and Design
The Acer Gateway NE56R NX.Y14SI.010 sports a 15.6-inch TFT LCD HD display with LED backlit and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Although the lid is extremely thin, the base is very thick which results in an overall thickness of 33.3 mm resulting in a weight of 2.6kg.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, it carries a 2.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the 2nd generation series and sitting on HM77 Express chipset. It is supported by a nominal 2GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded up to 8GB for better performance via 2 unused DIMM slots. For better management of rich graphics, it relies on the preloaded 128MB Intel HD 3000 GPU. It runs on Linux OS which will definitely be complicated for those not acquainted with it.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Acer Gateway NE56R NX.Y14SI.010 sports a HD webcam which allows you to enjoy high resolution video calls without much problem. To take care of your storage requirements, it is laden with the usual 500GB SATA hard disk. It also has an 8X SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with dual layer support. The stereo speakers powered by MS Sound Compatible audio tool provide HD Audio solution.
Battery and Connectivity
The Acer Gateway NE56R NX.Y14SI.010 boasts of a 6 cell Li-ion battery allowing you to enjoy an uninterrupted service for up to 5 hours. It also scores well with its ability to support Gigabit Ethernet port. Other connectivity features include HDMI out, 3 USB 2.0 slots, WLAN, Bluetooth and VGA port.
The Acer Gateway NE56R NX.Y14SI.010 is another simple notebook available at a low budget and is suitable for basic computing needs regarding business. However, the support for Gigabit Ethernet and HD webcam makes it a good choice for those who depend on the web. The reliable battery allows you to stay away from your charger without much worry.