Gateway GWNC31514-BK & GWNC31514-BL 15.6″ Affordable Ultra Slim Laptop (Intel i3, 4GB / 128GB) – Black Friday

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The Gateway GWNC31514-BK & GWNC31514-BL are the same laptop with different chassis colors. The BK version is black, while the BL is blue. With a discounted price of only $149, these laptops are a part of the Walmart’s 2022 Black Friday offer. They come with free wireless mouse and carrying case.

Specifications of the Gateway GWNC31514-BK & GWNC31514-BL

Here are the specs of the Gateway GWNC31514-BK & GWNC31514-BL with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Gateway
Laptop Type Standard non-convertible laptop

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.

Affordable laptop

It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
Performance Entry-level performance

This notebook provides a basic computing power. It can be used for the daily home and office tasks, but operation won't be as smooth as on the mid-range or high-performance laptops. On the positive side, entry-level laptops tend to be very power efficient. Read more about performance of the laptop in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size 15.6-inch

This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
Touchscreen No

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
About Laptop Display Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a lower-mid-range laptop processor, which is optimal for the daily home and office computing duties. If you occasionally do heavier tasks like video editing, the pricier i5 and i7 G-series options are a better choice. If you regularly do heavy tasks, recommended are the i5 H, i7 H and other H series high-performance CPUs.
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD G4 graphics of 11th Gen Core i3 G4

This is an entry-level graphics processor. It's capable of running light games and select heavier titles on the lowest quality settings.
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
System Memory (RAM) Size 4GB RAM

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
Data Storage 128GB SSD

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
Keyboard & Input Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

HD 720p resolution

This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
Wi-Fi Wireless Yes
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB Type A

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Media Card Reader MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Battery "up to 8.5 hours" of battery life

(according to manufacturer)
About Battery The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 4.2 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 14.8"
Depth 9.5"
Casing Material Plastics
Casing Color Black

Blue
Windows Version Windows 11 Home in S mode

Windows 11 Home in S mode is a light and very secure Windows with limited third-party software support. You can upgrade it for free to full Windows 11 Home that can run every modern Windows program.
Other Features Carrying case

Wireless mouse
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.
Country / Region United States

The device under this particular SKU name is sold on the US market. It may be also available under different SKU names in the US and other regions.

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User Reviews and Q&A on the Gateway GWNC31514-BK & GWNC31514-BL

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the laptop. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question

    General Question

    Wi-Fi version?

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    • Dan

      The specs sheets on the Walmart and Gateway sites don’t provide info on Wi-Fi version. It can be either 802.11AX, 802.11AC or older 802.11N.

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