Category: Product Review
- Written by: Isabel Eanes
- Category: Computer and Technology, Electronic, Guide, Product Review
- Published: April 20, 2020
The Gateway NV5503u laptop, priced at $450, is one of the best inexpensive computers on the market. I recently purchased this Gateway as a work computer for when I am away from my desktop. Having been disappointed by the lack of functionality on my iPad and a previous laptop, I was in the market for an inexpensive laptop with a large screen, fast processor and plenty of memory. The NV5503u has plenty of power and functionality, but it does have a few drawbacks.
I don’t want to bore my readers with a list of tech specs; however, there are a few important specifications to keep in mind when purchasing a laptop. This Gateway comes equipped with 3GB of DDR3 memory (RAM), 320GB hard drive, Intel graphics card, 1.3MP webcam, 3 USB ports, DVD player, Wi-Fi and Windows 7. The large hard drive space gives you plenty of room for storing large files, while the webcam gives decent resolution for video chatting. The 3 USB ports and windows 7 are a great addition for laptops in this price range.
The 3GB of DDR3 memory gives enough power for efficient multitasking, such as internet browsing and media viewing. However, I have found that it lags during heavy periods of multitasking. For faster speeds, I would recommend updating the DDR3 memory to 8GB for faster processing speeds. For the casual user, the included 3GB is powerful enough for everyday tasks.
Battery life is rated at around 4-hours, with actual use I have found that two to three hours are about average. The reason for the lost battery life? Wi-Fi, wireless mouse and higher performance settings drain the battery at a faster rate. However, using the power saver option on the battery setting gives a greatly reduced performance, which is not worth the extra battery life. You may not want to bring your laptop to the cheap computer repair in London even though the service there is great. So always make sure that when buying laptop, choose one that has a durable and long battery life. This will help you save money in the long run.
When I first purchased this Gateway, I thought the 15.6″ widescreen would seem small. However, this was not the case. Windows 7 offers a great feature that allows you to take two open windows and “lock” them into half of the screen. This allows you to work simultaneously and improves efficiency. The screen is large enough to multitask without squinting at the screen. I would advise against the smaller screens on budget laptops because the difference between a 15.6″ screen and 14″ screen is very noticeable.
Setting up the computer with the Windows 7 OS is very easy. Within five minutes of taking the laptop out of the box, I had everything up and running. For the novice and casual user, the setup process is painless. The keyboard comes equipped with a full numeric keypad, which is an excellent feature for a laptop of this price range. The keys give enough space to type, but I did find some problems with the touchpad. The touchpad has a feature that allows you to go back or forward with the swipe of two or three fingers, respectively. However, the sensitivity and lag time between swipes makes this great feature hard to use. Overall, the usability of this laptop is good, but it could use some improvements to the touchpad.
For a laptop under $500, this Gateway NV55C03u is an excellent purchase. This laptop is great for someone looking for a supplemental computer or one for moderate use. However, I would upgrade the RAM for heavy users to increase multitasking efficiency.
- Written by: Isabel Eanes
- Category: Coffee, Food and Drink, Guide, Product Review
- Published: March 8, 2020
I love trying different flavors and brands of coffee creamer. Recently, I came across Publix Non-Dairy Hazelnut Artificially Flavored Coffee Creamer in the coffee creamer section of my local Publix Super Market. I decided to purchase this creamer, try it and write a product review about my experience. Here is what I discovered!
My usual favorite flavor of coffee creamer is French vanilla. Still, I do thrive on variety. When I saw Publix Non-Dairy Hazelnut Artificially Flavored Coffee Creamer, I was captivated. I do like hazelnut flavor in my coffee. This fact lead me to this product. Yes, the Coffee mate creamer products were all lined up next to this product. The startling difference was the price! A small container of Coffee Mate creamer was as much as a large container of Publix Non-Dairy Hazelnut Artificially Flavored Coffee Creamer. I decided to be daring and to get more coffee creamer for my hard earned money. I purchased a large fifteen ounce container of this hazelnut flavored coffee creamer for a bit over two dollars. That was indeed a very good bargain.
Publix Non-Dairy Hazelnut Artificially Flavored Coffee Creamer is affordable and budget friendly, I discovered. There are thirty-five servings in this container and that was a good bargain, in my opinion. I have had very good past experience with many Publix Super Market brand food products. This fact gave me confidence in purchasing this coffee creamer. This product is dated for freshness and that fact made me feel safe. This creamer is good for use in tea, coffee and cocoa. Fantastic! In addition, if you use the best single-serve coffee makers for your coffee and combine with this amazing creamer, it’s totally the best!
What you must remember about Publix Non-Dairy Hazelnut Artificially Flavored Coffee Creamer is that one serving is equal to four teaspoons. When I tried this coffee creamer, I added four full teaspoons to my one cup of coffee. This coffee creamer is absolutely delicious! It added a wonderful hazelnut flavor to my coffee that I loved! It is rich and very tasty! It did transform my ordinary cup of coffee into a treat. That is exactly what I had hoped for and wanted. I rate this product four stars out of five stars. The price is very low and the taste quality is very high. I was pleased.
One serving of Publix Non-Dairy Hazelnut Artificially Flavored Coffee Creamer has sixty calories in it. Only twenty-five of these calories come from fat. One four teaspoon serving has two and one half grams of total fat, two and one half grams of saturated fat, twenty-five mg’s of sodium, eight grams of total carbs, six grams of sugars and zero grams of protein. This product does contain milk and soybean ingredients.
I enjoyed trying this coffee creamer and writing a product review about Publix Non-Dairy Hazelnut Artificially Flavored Coffee Creamer. It is affordable, tasty and rich with hazelnut flavor. You can find this product in the coffee creamer section of most Publix Super Markets. For more information, visit the publix.com web site. This product is a winner! It costs less than many other more pricier name brands and it tastes great!