I am glad to say that this review is not of a netbook. It's become common recently for many of the new systems that hit the market to be netbooks. An actual new notebook can be hard to come by thanks to the netbook revolution, at least in the lower end of the price range. The Gateway machine I will be looking at today carries a price that is not too out of line with many netbooks on the market.
The big difference is that the Gateway NC5214u has a full size notebook screen and keyboard plus it crams real notebook hardware of the AMD variety under the hood. Gateway always goes out of its way to make its machines look as good as they perform and the NV52 I am looking at today is no different.
If you want a real notebook complete with an optical drive, a large screen and a full size keyboard with a number pad, the NV52 may be just what you are looking for. If your interest is piqued, read on for all the details.