The Gateway NO20 is a team that aspires to become the benchmark for corporate environments, and noted for its rugged construction, an endowment of notable hardware (including a fingerprint reader) and all the customization that we need.
This Gateway NO20 is a worthy representative of an increasingly rare species in the market: a strong team that does not give up portability. Weighing less than two kilos (with 6 cell battery) and a 12.1-inch screen is a computer designed for users who demand mobility and can work anywhere without complications.
On the front panel, along with the audio ports, you will find two buttons that allow quick disconnection of wireless communications (WiFi and Bluetooth), which appreciate the professionals who travel by air regularly.
The keyboard has proven to be one of the most pleasant surprises when analyzing this Gateway N020. The keys have an exceptional feel and are firmly attached to the chassis, providing accuracy and convenience when unusual writing on a laptop of this size. In another nod to the professional user the team has two dedicated keys to the euro and dollar symbols above the arrows.
The design of the laptop is not spectacular and commitment to sobriety, it is somewhat bland at first glance. However, closer examination reveals details that it is worth noting the excellent distribution of ports, the sturdy hinges and closure system or quality of materials. Faced with the popularization of plastic finishes, Gateway has chosen a magnesium chassis, extremely durable and very lightweight. The assembly is perfect and we will not see gaps or protrusions likely to deteriorate with use.
Between the two trackpad buttons are a biometric fingerprint reader used to securely authenticated quickly. The data protection solution includes the Trusted Gateway Mobile platfrom (TPM), a software to store passwords and personal information that you specify in a dedicated chip on the motherboard, while protecting your computer against intruders. We set the level of security needed to start the computer, run a certain application or open documents you want special protection.
GATEWAY NO20 Battery info:
Battery Type: Li-ion
Voltage: 10.8V or 11.1V
Capacity: 7200mAh / 9Cell
Size: 198.00 x 63.00 x 19.00 mm
Color: Black or Blue
The diversity of models is also observed in the different storage capacities configured in the notebook. From a tiny hard drive 120 GB SATA up to 500 GB more than enough. However, the possibilities for RAM are somewhat reduced, coming as standard with 2 GB DDR3 memory being expandable to a maximum of 4 GB. All more than acceptable settings for the proper conduct of business activity on the operating system Windows Vista Business with downgrade option to Windows XP Professional.
Although the autonomy of ultraportable computers, or netbooks that are sold today has achieved the highest levels, the seven hours of continuous operation in the 12.1-inch computer continues to be a very powerful argument. To achieve this, you must have an optional battery lithium ion of nine cells. Although nearly five hours provided by the six-cell battery that ships with the standard, they're not bad. All this without too much weight swell, which sits in the 2.1 kilograms.
As is customary in the art portable, TFT LCD display features a WXGA high-brightness LED backlight, which provides a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. And as one would expect, are also present Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / draft-n and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
The screen of 12.1 inches and a native resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, offers a picture quality that's right. It is worth noting its brightness, which is key if we want to use the equipment outside or in bright places. The opening angle is wider than usual to facilitate the work when we are sitting in a conveyance.
Taking a look to find a configuration harwdare powerful and customizable to our needs. Our test unit worked with an Intel Dual-Core (T9550) and 2 GB DDR3 RAM (4 GB recommended expanding to take advantage of dual channel). With this configuration, Windows Vista behaves smoothly and do not have enough problems with common applications. The kit includes a 320 GB hard drive at 7,200 rpm and a DVD rewriter drive double layer.
GATEWAY NO50 Battery Compatible original Battery Code:
BT.00603.012 BT.00604.006 BTP-AMJ1
BTP-ANJ1 BTP-AOJ1 BTP-APJ1
BTP-AQJ1 BTP-ARJ1 BTP-AS3620
BTP-ASJ1 BTP-B2J1 GARDA31
GARDA32 LC.BTP00.021 LC.BTP00.022
LC.BTP01.010 LC.BTP01.011 LC.TG600.001
MS2180 TM07B41 TM07B71
GATEWAY NO20 Series GATEWAY NO50 Series
This 12-inch laptop is aimed at professional users who demand power, security and portability for their daily work, as their weight falls below two kilos.