Gateway debuts new ZX-series all-in-one computers

Hot on the heels of its parent company Acer introducing new all-in-one computers, subsidiary Gateway is gearing up for the holiday season with two new ZX-series all-in-one PCS, featuring 21.5- and 23-inch displays, Intel Pentium or Core i3 processors, and integrated Blu-ray drives. Rounding things out, the new ZX series feature an all-new industrial design with a curved bottom edge and chromed support stand in back, breaking the PCs out of the traditional canted-slab look of all-in-one PCs.

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“The demand for all-in-one desktop PCs took off last year with the introduction of Windows 7 and its touch screen capabilities, and as the technology became more powerful and less expensive,” said Acer America senior business manager for consumer desktops Steve Smith, in a statement. “The newest additions to our ZX One Series of PCs expand the choices available, making these highly stylized PCs more accessible to a wider range of customers.”

The ZX4951 features a 21.5-inch touchscreen display, while the ZX6951 kicks out to a 23-inch touchscreen display, and are available with Intel Pentium or Core i3 processors, 500 to 640 GB hard drives, and 4 GB of RAM (expandable to 16 via 4 RAM slots). The systems also support 5.1 surround sound audio and offer 802.11 Wi-Fi and an integrated webcam for video chat. The 23-inch ZX6951 also includes a TV tuner—making it more practice as a TV replacement in a dorm room or spare bedroom—and both models include Gateway Touch Gadgets, enabling users to tap into the touchscreen interface to manage playlists, photos, video, and more.

gateway debuts new zx series all in one computers gw zx6951  sept 2010

Both units are VESA-mountable, and also feature lighting along the bottom edge that can be set to four brightness levels—on a table or desk, the lighting makes the included wireless keyboard more visible. The industrial design of the new ZX-series models will become standard across Gateway’s mainstream all-in-one offerings, while the top of the line models will retain their current design…although don’t be surprised if they get a spec bump before the holidays are over.

The ZX4951 and ZX6951 are available now from retailers with suggested prices starting at $899.99 and $999.99, respectively, depending on configuration.

gateway debuts new zx series all in one computers gw zx6951  sept 2010