Gateway introduced the NS, a new series of business laptops with Intel's latest Core processors and a battery life of over 8 hours. Availability is slated for mid-July, here's the full PR:
The new generation of the Gateway NS notebook series was designed in order to satisfy SMB needs of reliability, stability, scalability and security. The new Gateway NS10, NS30, NS41 and NS51 were developed to deliver the best in class product hardware with no-compromise performance, superior security and trouble-free manageability, while offering extended productivity thanks to 8+ of battery life.
Available in four formats: 29.5 cm (11.6"), 34.5 cm (13.3"), 35.5 (14") and 39.6 cm (15.6"), the new Gateway NS notebook series takes advantage of the latest ultra-fast Intel® CoreTM i7, i5 and i3 Mobile CPU's with Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset, capable of combining top performance with energy efficiency, thanks to Intel® TurboBoost technology, that dynamically increases the processor speed when applications demand more performance, while continuing to operate within the power, current and temperature specifications. Together with the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, the Intel® TurboBoost technology helps to increase performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded workloads without the need of user-intervention. As a result, the new Gateway NS notebooks handle all the most demanding task faster so you can get more accomplished in less time. First-class graphics solutions providing premium visuals with richer colour and life-like, sharper details complement superb computing performance.
Top performance is accompanied by energy-saving solutions that help to extend battery life. The new Gateway NS notebook series is equipped with Gateway UltrabrightTM LED-backlit TFT LCD displays that save up to 33% energy compared to standard notebook panels. In addition, the Gateway PowerSave key puts you in control of battery life letting you decide whether you need top performance or you want to save energy. Just a pressure on the PowerSave key enables Gateway PowerSave Solution and applies advanced settings to extend battery life. Stay in control, save energy and extend your productivity with just one touch.
Security is a key concern for professional user as their notebooks carry valuable information and often irreplaceable data. That's why Gateway takes it very seriously. Gateway Security platform combines several advanced security elements to ensure utmost protection for your data. Gateway Fingerprint Solution, featuring Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) secures the system from unauthorized access and offers data protection using cutting edge biometric technology. Furthermore, enhanced DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) technology insulates the hard disk, providing protections from the tear and wear of usage on the go.
Made for a life on the go, the NS notebooks are ultra-thin, just about one inch thick, and ultra-light, with weight ranging from 1.35 kg of the 11.6" model to 2.47 kg for the 15.6" one with 6-cell battery pack. Despite their lightness, these are fully featured notebooks equipped with spacious HDD (up to 640 GB of capacity) or SSD (up to 160 GB), multi-in-1 card reader and DVD optical drive, offering a complete range of storage and file sharing options.
The design of the new NS notebook series evokes quality and professionalism. Neat lines and slim profile all add up to create a feel of efficiency and timeless style. User experience is enhanced by carefully chosen details. The wide keys and ergonomic fit of the keyboard bring a whole new typing experience. The 15.6" model can even accommodate a numeric keypad for maximum computing convenience. With the Gateway EZ Pad® multi-gesture touchpad, offering circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom and page flip, navigation has never been so trouble-free and intuitive.
3G1, Wi-Fi®, Gigabit Ethernet or Bluetooth® 3.0+HS: the Gateway NS series offers a range of connectivity options you can rely upon to stay tuned to your business even when you are on the road. The Video Conference solution, including the high-def webcam and built-in microphone enables high-quality video conferences so that you can easily keep in touch with your business life.
For maximum versatility, the optional port replicator provides a full range of connectivity options such as Ethernet, VGA and USB port for seamless desk management, plus microphone and speaker jacks and a Kensington Lock.
In line with Gateway efforts to develop devices with lower environmental impact, the NS series meets the requirements of the most important international standards for low energy consumption such as ENERGY STAR®, EPEATTM, RoHS and WEEE.
All Gateway notebooks come with 1-year Return-to-Base and 3-year Spare Part warranties. The warranty can be extended to 3 years or more. Customers have the right to pick-up and replacement of defective or malfunctioning products with an equivalent product for the entire warranty period. The Gateway Plus offering extends the high-quality warranty, door-to-door pick-up and return service for Gateway notebooks up to 5 years.
The NS notebooks will be available mid July from specialised resellers with pricing to be confirmed.