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Gateway Helps Students Get Ready for School with New Notebook and Desktop PCs

Students can get a head start on fall classes with Gateway's refreshed PC line; notebooks ideal for studies, fun on the go; ne

Gateway is helping students and their families get ready for next school year with new models in its popular notebook and desktop PC lines that provide leading technology at exceptional prices.

The new Gateway notebook and desktop PCs are available now at popular electronics and technology retailers. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) range from $549.99 to $1,149.99. Visit www.gateway.com/retail for specifications or to locate a store.

“Summer is the ideal season to buy a new notebook or desktop PC from Gateway,” said Steve Bulling, senior manager, product management, Acer Inc. “Families can take advantage of their extra time by enjoying the latest games, as well as making videos and creating photo slideshows of summer events. In the fall, students can take advantage of their new PC’s impressive performance to jump into research and studies. Plus, now is the time consumers can get a great deal on a fashionable PC that fits within their budget.”

New Retail Notebook Lines Are Ready for Entertainment, Multimedia On-the-Go

Gateway’s three lines of notebook PCs are now available in new configurations to provide students with even more performance at incredible values. The offerings include digital media-ready systems capable of handling power-hungry applications as well as cost-effective entry-level solutions for students and families on a budget.

Students can choose from the three notebook lines to find a model that best fits their needs – whether it’s a powerful system with a large widescreen display or a more portable system that is easy to carry around campus. The following three notebook lines are available at major retailers:

  • Gateway® P-Series desktop replacement with a 17-inch widescreen
  • Gateway®M-Series all-purpose notebook with a 15.4-inch widescreen
  • Gateway®T-series thin-and-light notebook with a 14.1-inch widescreen

Several new models in the three Gateway notebook lines feature Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology and an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor. As a result, students can enjoy maximum performance running multiple applications while also experiencing improved battery life when using their notebook for note-taking, research and projects. The new notebook PCs also all come with integrated Wifi, allowing students to enjoy wireless connectivity in their dorm rooms, classrooms and other campus hot spots.

Advanced multimedia features let students enjoy video, music and games in their downtime. The multimedia panel is integrated into the keyboard surround with smooth-cut keys, giving customers convenient access to frequently-used audio and video functions such as DVD, audio, stop, fast-forward, and rewind. A touch-sensitive slide controls volume and front-access audio ports provide a convenient connection for headphones. Plus, the DVD burner features LabelFlash technology, so students can stay organized by burning text and images on the disc label as they save content to it.

The notebooks also include an integrated web cam for staying in touch and creating video emails and blogs. Several models boast a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for digital video and audio out. Each of the notebooks feature a widescreen display, which is ideal for productivity as well as watching DVD movies and online entertainment on the go.

All three notebook lines feature a consumer-oriented industrial design in sleek and slim form factors with distinguishing trims and treatments. The M-Series and T-Series are available in Garnet Red, Pacific Blue, Silver and Grey depending on the retailer.

Many configurations are available in the three lines of Gateway PCs. Examples follow:

The Gateway M-6848 comes with an Intel® Core® 2 Duo T5750 processor, 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM, a 250GB(1) hard drive, 802.11a/b/g,a super Multi-format DVD-R/RW with LabelFlash technology(2) and Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1. It’s Garnet Red and has an MSRP of $799.99.

The Gateway T-6836 notebook comes with an Intel® Core® 2 Duo T5750 processor, 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM, a 250GB(1) hard drive, 802.11a/b/g, a super Multi-format DVD-R/RW with LabelFlash technology(2) and Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1. It’s Pacific Blue and has an MSRP of $799.99.

Desktops PCs for Research, Studies, Digital Media and Gaming

Students who want a powerful PC for a dedicated space can choose from Gateway’s three lines of desktop PCs, including the following:

  • FX Series: Latest advances in leading-edge technology for value gaming
  • DX Series: Popular features and technology make it ideal for digital media
  • GT Series: Value and mainstream technology for work and play

Gateway’s newest model in its retail gaming FX line, the FX4710, continues to raise the bar for value-based gaming systems, with an MSRP of just $1,149.99. Sporting a sleek new industrial design with streamlined black casing and silver trim, it also includes LED lights that provide system status for key activities such as a wireless network activity.

Housed inside the new chassis is a host of advanced powerful technologies, including an Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9300 processor, a whopping 6GB(1) of memory, over-clocked NVIDIA®GeForce 9800GT graphics and Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit. The new FX4710 makes it easier than ever for consumers to experience serious high-performance computing for a fraction of the cost.

Building on the success of its mainstream DX line, Gateway is offering two new retail-only DX models, the DX4710 and DX4200. Both desktops feature the new industrial design found on the FX4710 and are ideal for multimedia enthusiasts and general productivity use.

The DX4710 sports an Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600, Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit and 6GB(1) of memory for demanding multi-tasking environments. The quad-core performance makes it easy to handle power-hungry applications and power through digital media projects. Available for just $999.99, the DX4710 also includes a two-year warranty and a Gateway 22-inch Widescreen High-Def LCD for first-class viewing of entertainment and digital media.

Ideal for demanding use for school and home, the $749.99 Gateway DX4200 features an AMD Phenom™ 9500 64-bit Quad-Core processor and 6GB(1) of memory, providing the raw power needed for blazing through digital media and other complex software. ATI Radeon HD 3450 Hybrid Graphics delivers the enhanced gaming performance needed to play DirectX® 10 games.

Students on a strict budget can get the right mix of features and powerful technologies with Gateway’s new GT Series desktops. Well-suited to handle a range of uses, the new GT5692 and the GT5694 are made for the rigorous demands of student life, easily tackling both work and play. They are priced at $549.99 and $649.99 respectively.

The new GT Series PCs feature an AMD Triple-Core or Quad-Core processor, 4GB(1) of memory, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics and Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit for easily handling data intensive projects. The ample system speed of these desktops enhance the overall PC experience, making school assignments, gaming and online research and entertainment come to life. Students who want to access the Internet or send email wirelessly can choose the GT5964, which includes an 802.11g Dual Band Wireless LAN.

U.S. Based Telephone Technical Support

While many PC vendors go off-shore to save service costs, Gateway’s telephone technical support for U.S. customers is 100-percent based in the United States. Customers are assured their calls are handled by knowledgeable, experienced, well-trained and dedicated support agents close to home(3).

Gateway Limited Warranty, Service and Support

Gateway's commitment to quality and reliability is evident in its award-winning line of PCs as well as in its exceptional service and support programs. In addition to the company's standard limited warranty options(4), its extensive online support center helps customers maximize their PC investment; it gives them easy access to customer support representatives and information on important issues such as warranties, technical issues and upgrading.

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning products and world-class service to customers worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers and over the web and phone. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world's third-largest PC company. See www.gateway.com for more information.

All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. ©2008 Gateway, Inc. Gateway Terms & Conditions of Sale apply. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Intel and Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.

(2) LabelflashTM is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation

(3) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.

(4) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations. On-site service technician will be sent if necessary, following phone-based troubleshooting. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.

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