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Gateway unveils new notebooks

“The days of people leaving their computers at home or at the office are ending,” said Ajay Gupta, vice president, notebook products, Gateway, Inc. Now millions of people realize that owning a notebook PC means having fun, staying connected and enjoying access to information.  These great new mobile PCs from Gateway improve our customers’ lives: professionals can stay in touch with clients, families on vacation can share photos and videos, and students can listen to MP3s or do last-minute homework wherever they go.”
   
The new Gateway M305 and Gateway M350 notebook PCs are being introduced at a time when retail notebook sales are setting new records.  According to The NPD Group, May 2003 marked the first time that the dollar sales of notebook computers sold by retailers surpassed dollar sales of desktop computers.

   
Business and home users who want an easy-to-use, fully integrated, mobile-ready system need look no further than the Gateway M350.  The new notebook delivers up to four hours of battery life with a standard 12-cell battery for extra productivity on the road.  Plus, surfing the Internet and checking emails is fast and easy with the system’s integrated 802.11g WiFi

The newer 802.11g WiFi technology delivers a fast wireless connection and is backward compatible with existing 802.11b WiFi networks.

Delivering an all-around great mobile computing experience, the system includes a Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor ranging in speeds from 2.66GHz to 3.06GHz.  The large 15-inch TFT display delivers a crisp picture and is offered in XGA and SXGA+ resolutions.  The Gateway M350 also comes standard with integrated V.92 modem and 10/100 Ethernet.
   
The digital media-ready Gateway M350 houses two integrated storage devices — a six-in-one memory card reader that accepts the most popular memory devices, along with a DVD burner or CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive, depending on configuration.  These storage devices, along with the large hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports and IEEE connection, make it easy to store, edit and share presentations, files, photos and video using the Gateway M350.

The new PC is available in three configurations.  The entry level model, the M350S, is priced at $1,399.99 and comes with:

     *  15-inch XGA display
     *  Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.66GHz
     *  128MB PCC 133 DDR RAM
     *  40GB hard disk drive
     *  Six-in-one memory card reader
     *  Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive
     *  Intel Extreme Graphics with 64MB UMA video memory
     *  Microsoft(R) Windows XP Home

Students and home and small business computer users will find amazing value in the new Gateway M305 notebook PC, which offers the essentials of mobile computing to stay connected and productive while away from home or the office.  The slim starting price is matched by the system’s sleek design that measures only 1.4 inches thin.  Plus, the system weighs only 6.2 pounds — nearly two pounds less than competitive entry-level notebooks — so it is easy to tote to meetings or class.
   
Exceptional battery life keeps professionals, consumers and students connected and productive.  The standard battery delivers up to two hours of battery life, while the upgrade to the eight-cell Lithium Ion battery provides up to four hours of battery life for maximum computer uptime.
   
The Gateway M305’s Mobile Intel Celeron or Mobile Intel Pentium 4-M processor contributes to improved mobile processing performance.  Integrated wireless 802.11g WiFi can be added to the system for only $69, giving small businesses with WLANs and schools deploying wireless mobile carts the option for fast wireless access to the Internet.  Connectivity to networks or via a telephone line is also easy with the system’s integrated V.92 modem and 10/100 Ethernet.
   
The Gateway M305’s large 14.1-inch or 15-inch display (depending on configuration) vibrantly showcases digital media from the two integrated storage devices that differ by configuration — either a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive as well as a six-in-one memory card reader or floppy disk drive.  Popular consumer electronics devices, such as digital cameras and camcorders or the new Gateway Digital Music Player, can be connected directly to the PC via its USB 2.0 port.

The new PC is available in three configurations.  The entry level model, the Gateway M305SP, is priced at $799.99 and comes with:

     *  14.1-inch CRV display
     *  Mobile Celeron processor 2.2GHz
     *  128MB DDR RAM
     *  20GB hard disk drive(2)
     *  Six-in-one memory card reader
     *  CD-ROM drive
     *  Intel Extreme Graphics with 64MB DMVT video memory
     *  Microsoft Windows XP Home

Availability and Warranty
Gateway supports the new Gateway M350 and Gateway M305 with a standard one-year limited warranty.

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