Gateway Unveils Next-Generation Widescreen Notebook for Retail; Expands Retail Line to Include Latest Features at Great Values
Gateway today launched its new spring line up of notebook PCs, available for sale at leading technology and electronics retailers, including the company’s new Gateway(R) 6010GZ next-generation widescreen notebook, which makes its debut in retail at an exceptional price. The entire new notebook line is offered at new competitive price points and includes more of the latest technology and premium features that families, students and professionals want. Retail PC shoppers are in for a surprise with this new line of Gateway notebook PCs, said Dan Stevenson, Gateway’s vice president of product marketing. The selection and values that we provide with this new line are absolutely first-rate. The Gateway 6010GZ combines the most sought-after mobile features like a widescreen display and sleek form factor at an aggressive price. This is a direct result of our work to reduce costs and enhance efficiencies, which is also evident throughout the entire new line of Gateway retail PCs.
Gateway 6010GZ: 15.4-inch Widescreen Display Notebook for just $999
The next-generation Gateway 6010GZ notebook leaps ahead of other widescreen displays in retail with a compelling combination of an Ultrabright 15.4-inch widescreen display, exceptionably mobile form factor and an unbeatable price. The new notebook’s Ultrabright 15.4-inch widescreen display provides a visually stunning experience for viewing digital entertainment, web sites and DVD movies. Plus, the widescreen display provides 30 percent more horizontal space over a standard 15-inch display, making schoolwork, research on the Internet, and digital photography more engaging for students and families. Professionals will find it easier to review multiple information sources simultaneously and work on two pages or applications side by side. The large display delivers many benefits without compromising portability. The Gateway 6010GZ maintains a compact form factor weighing only six pounds and measuring as thin as 1.31 inches.(1) Additionally, the system is optimized for computing on the go with an Intel Celeron M 360 processor and integrated 802.11g wireless. Providing a robust wireless connection, the Gateway 6010GZ uses integrated BroadRange(TM) Technology. As a result, the notebook can roam up to 50 percent further from an access point, and can operate in high speed mode to experience 40 percent greater throughput. The latest technology rounds out the Gateway 6010GZ for work and play; it has an ample 60GB hard drive(2) and a generous 512MB of DDR memory. Sharing, storing and accessing digital media is a breeze with the system’s 4-in-1 digital media manager(3), and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. All of these features are available at prices that are affordable for students, families, and small office/home office users. The Gateway 6010GZ is priced at just $999.99, making it one of the lowest priced, highest value 15.4-inch widescreen notebooks available on the market. Another model, the Gateway 6510GZ, features the latest technology in the same sleek form factor and 15.4-inch widescreen display. For only $250 more than the Gateway 6010GZ, retail PC customers can get the 6510GZ with an Intel Pentium M processor, Intel Centrino Mobile Technology(5) and other upgraded features including a DVD+/-R/RW drive. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $1,249.99.
Gateway 3522GZ: 14-inch Widescreen Thin-and-Light with Intel Centrino TechnologyThe Gateway 3522GZ notebook PC unites a thin-and-light design with a vibrant 14-inch widescreen display resulting in the compelling combination of maximum viewing in a highly portable form factor. While the widescreen display is great for entertainment, web site browsing and reviewing large spreadsheets, there is another benefit. The wider notebook size provides room for a full-sized keyboard, so the notebook is easier and more comfortable to use. Measuring as thin as 1.1-inches and weighing only 5.25 pounds(4), the notebook’s sleek design addresses the latest computing needs without sacrificing enhanced mobility. Families, students and professionals can take advantage of wireless networks at home, school, work, hotels and WiFi Hot Spots, as the 3522GZ comes with integrated Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g wireless. Further enhancing the mobile computing experience, the new notebook features an Intel Pentium M processor 725 and Intel Centrino Mobile technology(5) which contributes to a reliable wireless connection and enhanced battery life. Even though it’s extremely thin and light, the Gateway 3522GZ boasts the features of much larger notebooks, including 512MB of DDR memory and a large 60GB hard drive.(2) The system’s multi-format DVD+/-R/RW drive and integrated 4-in-1 digital media reader(3) let customers enjoy digital media on the go. The Gateway 3522GZ has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,199.99.
Gateway 7426GX: Desktop-Class Performance for Gaming and GraphicsThe 7426GX fuses 64-bit computing, dedicated graphics and an ultrabright display to provide desktop-class performance in a mobile form factor. The system features AMD’s fastest mobile processor available on the market — the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ — to provide 64-bit processing for the hottest game titles, graphics-intense applications and digital media hobbies such video editing. Also, the Gateway 7426GX is ready to handle future generations of 64-bit capable software. Dedicated graphics and a widescreen Ultrabright 15.4-inch display further establish the system as the one to beat for high performance and gaming. The notebook comes with dedicated ATI(R) Mobility Radeon(R) 9550 graphics with 64MB of video memory, making games and other graphics-intense applications come to life. The Ultrabright 15.4-inch widescreen displays digital photography and video, web sites and the latest game titles in vibrant, cinematic color. Gaming is going mobile, said Gateway’s Stevenson. More gamers are looking for a PC that they can take with them that includes a high-performing widescreen display — and the Gateway 7426GX has everything they need and more. Also, this is the ultimate system for anyone who wants to have fun with their PC, in addition to those who need the cutting-edge of power and performance in a mobile computer that that can handle productivity applications with ease. The 64-bit processor means that the notebook will actually increase in power and speed in the future as it begins to take advantage of upcoming 64-bit applications being rolled out. The new Gateway notebook PC boasts other high-end technology to complement the system’s processor, dedicated graphics and Ultrabright widescreen display. The system has a huge 1GB of DDR memory and an enormous 100GB hard drive(2). Connecting peripherals such as digital camcorders and printers is easy with the notebook’s 6-in-1 digital media reader, IEEE 1394 port and four USB 2.0 ports. The Gateway 7426GX also leads the way with the latest optical
technology: a double-layer DVD+/-R/RW multi-format drive that can store up to 8.5GB of data on double layer DVD media. After game time is over, the new notebook is also ready to tackle demanding studies and productivity applications. Ideal for students taking advantage of a wireless network on a college campus, the Gateway 7426GX comes with integrated 802.11g wireless. The system is also broadband- and network- ready with 10/100 Ethernet. The Gateway 7426GX has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,549.99.
Other New Models Round out Gateway Retail LineGateway is also offering several new models in its popular line of Gateway 4000 series retail notebooks. The ultra-sleek notebook, which weighs only 5.5 pounds and is just one inch thin(6), features a 15-inch TFT active matrix display and either an Intel Celeron M or Intel Pentium M processor. The Gateway 4025GZ is the entry-level product in the line and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of only $859.99.
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