unbelievable overclocking/undervolting potential
a great value
no hassle, pleasant customer service
dedicated multi-media keys
good looks (not quite apple aesthetic, but...)
I have now owned my NV55S15U for six months. 1. The AMD APU is nothing short of remarkable. After some simple undervolting/overclocking (AMD Overdrive/K10Stat - Brazos Tweaker wouldn't work) and it benchmarks up there with $1000.00 computers. Thank you Gateway/AMD for selling me ... Read full review
I have now owned my NV55S15U for six months. 1. The AMD APU is nothing short of remarkable. After some simple undervolting/overclocking (AMD Overdrive/K10Stat - Brazos Tweaker wouldn't work) and it benchmarks up there with $1000.00 computers. Thank you Gateway/AMD for selling me a "thousand dollar" computer for under $400.00 - New! 2. I recently had some warrenty work done (@ no cost, 2 week turn around). I'm partially disabled and can only use my right hand and I'd wore a divot in the mousepad. Gateway/Acer replaced it, updated the bios, cleaned the fan, added some more thermal paste (now running about +/-7 degrees celsius cooler) and paid half the shipping @ no cost, no argument, with a smile and a "how can we help you" attitude. Very refreshing and nice. 3. My only ***** are those tiny, rotten speakers. When will Gateway, et al. realize that people sometimes use their laptops as boomboxes or maybe to share a movie while riding in the back seat of a car - I think Beats Audio understands this. Anyway, I feel, nay, know that I received a great deal, and I know that the very first place I'll be looking for a new computer in, what, five years from now (thanks to AMD's APU), will be Gateway. 4. With a modest overclock/undervolting of 1.8G - 3.0G I can play Skrim on High Resolution and watch Netflix/Hulu on a flat-screen 1920x1080p 60Hz (Westinghouse LD 2480) plugged into the HDMI at the same time without any frame-rate problems. I've read some posts on the subject that so totally under-estimate the performance of these APUs. With undervolting the overclock of 1.8G (@ 0.9625v)- 3.0G actually runs a few degrees cooler than factory stock of 1.4G (@ 1.150v)- 2.3G - Skyrim hasn't gotten above 68 degrees. That's about it. Anyway, kudos Gateway/AMD and thanks again.