Gateway ID47 Laptop Computer Price in the Philippines, Features and Other Info: Gateway computers have come to be known in the past as the “poor man’s rig” and for good reason. Without being derogatory, offensive, insulting or run the risk of being labeled a snob, Gateway products seem to be the favorite of the Class C and Class D in the United States. In short, this is the choice of computer of the masses.
And this is not without reason. Gateway has been known to come out with products that are very budget-friendly while still packing specs that manage to impress without having to hurt your budget or burn a hole through your pockets.
In late 2007, Gateway was acquired by Acer but still, they were relegated yet again to their former status. In short, no change in class for the Gateway brand even if it is under new management, so to speak. This I guess was a management decision so that Gateway-branded products wouldn’t compete with the higher-end Acer line of computers. Which turned out to be a sound decision after all.
However, with the release of the Gateway ID47, that may not be the case anymore. In fact, one look at the Gateway ID47 will give you the impression that there were serious upheavals in the management halls of Acer and the sole beneficiary is the Gateway line of computers.
Read on as we get acquainted with the Gateway ID47 and see for yourselves just what improvements it is packing that it no longer can be categorized as a poor man’s rig.
Design and construction
In today’s world, aesthetics, aside from specs and performance, has become an important factor in selecting a laptop to buy. This factor is not lost on the Gateway ID47. Measuring 12.97 x 8.95 x 0.85 inches and tips the scales at 4.6 pounds, the Gateway ID47 just looks good, real good. It has a very clean, streamlined design that lugging it around town and using it to surf the Web while sipping on your frappe in your favorite designer coffee shop will surely get your rig more than a few second looks.
The Gateway of olden times may come in cheap in terms of price point but its build quality is definitely not. This is to be expected as well from the Gateway ID47. If the designers and engineers were able to turn out a product with this kind of appeal, we are pretty sure that this laptop will also have a solidly built feel to it.
One thing of interest here is that with the dimensions of the Gateway ID47, it should be categorized as a notebook that belongs to the 13-inch category or the ultraportables. However, this baby packs a full 14-inch screen. This would be discussed in detail later.
Under the hood
As mentioned earlier, Gateway rigs of the old days still had specs that can impress despite the cheap price. The Gateway ID47 is no exception. Under its hood, it packs a second-generation Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2410M processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. However, by making use of Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology, the processor can be overclocked to a maximum of 2.9 GHz for more computing power.
4GB of DDR3 RAM on the other hand works in conjunction with the processor while graphical matters are handled by the notebook’s NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M GPU with Optimus Technology. Storage space comes in the form of a 5400 rpm 500GB hard drive.
This is the crowning glory of the Gateway ID47. In fact, you can call this groundbreaking. The Gateway ID47 has a chassis that is commonly employed in 13.3 notebooks but designers were able to fit the LED-backlit 14-inch HD widescreen display onto the notebook. In addition to that, the display used in the Gateway ID47 is the extremely thin Shuriken panel from LG so any thoughts of this being a poor man’s rig are rather quickly dispelled.
I guess the designers of the Gateway ID47 were able to accomplish this feat by squeezing in the edge-to-edge glass display on the chassis of the notebook but the results look very clean and sharp. However, the resolution didn’t get changed and is still at 1366 x 768 pixels.
The features set
In typical notebook fashion, the features set of the Gateway ID47 is almost the same compared to its competitors. Connectivity-wise, it has support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and packs the usual dual-speaker configuration that makes use of Audio Enhancement from Dolby Home Theater v4. In terms of ports, it has an HDMI port and 2 USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.0 port for speedier data transfers.
It runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for its operating system and its 6-cell 6000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery is capable of providing juice to the notebook for up to 8 hours of usage on a single charge before you come running for its AC adapter and charger.
The bottom line
This is one laptop that I wouldn’t mind bringing home despite its price of 699 big ones in the US of A. That’s how taken I am with this baby. Need I say more?
Gateway ID47 Laptop Computer Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 35,000.00
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