Gateway NV55S05u reviewed: Budget laptop, AMD A8 processor
A little over $600 buys budget shoppers a large hard drive, plenty of RAM, and a decent AMD A8 quad-core processor with graphics, but the battery life of the Gateway NV55S05u is a letdown.
The landscape of budget laptops often looks like a police lineup of suspects: a muddy confusion of similar-looking faces and bodies. For $600 you can buy a lot of computer lately, though you're not likely to get something that's particularly sexy.
A 640GB hard drive and 6GB of RAM are more than you're likely to get elsewhere for the same price, but otherwise this $629 laptop is the picture of decently made mediocrity. Get it if you're desperate for an all-around laptop with some better-than-average graphics at the lowest price possible. Just be aware that even at its reasonable price, there are other options out there.