From the press release:
Gateway today announced its new spring line of desktop PCs available at leading technology and electronics retailers.
Gateway was the first to market with one in August 2004. In addition to the BTX system, Gateway is also offering a mainstream Media Center PC and a multimedia system for digital media enthusiasts on a budget.
Gateway 832GM Media Center: Digital Entertainment; BTX Benefits
The Gateway 832GM marries the entertainment capabilities of MicrosoftWindows Media Center Edition 2005 with the cool and quiet BTX chassis at a low price of only $999.99. Based on Intel’s BTX architecture, the Gateway 832GM features an efficient cooling system with two large fans that provide three times the airflow of a traditional PC. This sophisticated cooling design can easily handle gaming, graphics, digital media and other power-hungry applications without overheating. The BTX design keeps key components cooler, which increases their reliability. Plus, the large fans spin at 40 percent slower speeds, resulting in whisper quiet operation that makes it the ideal entertainment PC for the living room, dorm or bedroom.
The Gateway 832GM delivers the latest technology to take advantage of the Media Center 2005 operating system. It includes an Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 that runs current 32-bit applications and tackles next-generation 64-bit productivity software with ease. The system also supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for improved performance when managing multiple tasks at once. Intel integrated graphics with full DirectX 9 support and 1GB DDR (400Mhz) dual channel memory expandable to 4GB provides vibrant graphics playback to bring gaming, digital video and other multimedia to life.
The Gateway 832GM is outfitted with premium features and a remote control for the best possible entertainment experience that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the couch. It’s the perfect PC for watching TV while taking advantage of digital media hobbies like digital photo slide show creation and productivity applications. Users will also enjoy viewing digital video and participating in exciting computer games on this multimedia powerhouse. The multi-format 16x double-layer DVD+/-RW optical drive (up to 8.5GB capacity) and a giant 250GB serial ATA hard drive offer optimum storage for graphic intensive applications. In addition, Intel High-Definition 8-Channel Audio delivers deep, realistic sound. The Gateway 832GM also comes with a TV tuner, premium amplified stereo speakers and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN. It is offered for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of just $999.99.
Gateway 830GM Media Center: Turbo-Charged Power; High-End Functionality
Consumers looking for a Media Center PC for playing MP3 music and enjoying digital photography need look no further than the Gateway 830GM. It combines the user-friendly benefits of the Media Center operating system and high-performance technology at a good price.
An Intel Pentium 4 630 (3.0GHz) supporting HT technology with the Intel 915G chipset is the foundation of a powerful PC that can take on the latest games and digital media hobbies as well as upcoming 64-bit applications. The PC features 1GB DDR (400MHz) dual channel memory expandable to 4GB. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 brings vivid color and clarity to games and photos.
This high-performance PC also sports a huge 200GB serial ATA hard drive (7200RPM with 8MB cache) for storing graphic intensive files and applications as well as a double layer 16X DVD+/-RW (up to 8.5GB capacity) multi-format drive and DVD-ROM to provide ample storage for data, photos and videos. The Gateway 830GM comes in a six-bay mini-tower with Microsoft Windows Media Center 2005 and Intel PRO 10/100 Ethernet LAN. It’s available for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $879.99.
Gateway 507GR: Latest Technology; All-Around Performer
Boasting an Intel Pentium 4 processor 530 supporting HT technology and DirectX support for the latest games and digital media, the Gateway 507GR delivers excellent performance for a great price. Leveraging the Intel 915G chipset and 512MB DDR (400MHz) dual channel memory that’s expandable to 4GB, this PC will please users who like to run multiple applications simultaneously.
A large 200GB serial ATA hard drive and 16X DVD+/-RW (double layer – 8.5GB capacity) optical drive and DVD-ROM allow for optimum storage and back-up of DVD movies, digital photo slide shows and MP3 music. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 Graphics with DirectX 9 support delivers stunning multimedia playback and Intel High Definition 6-Channel Audio provides realistic sound. The Gateway 507GR comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2 and Intel PRO 10/100 Ethernet LAN for connecting to the Internet. It’s available for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $699.99.
All of these new Gateway systems come with an 8-in-1 Digital Media Manager for reading the latest digital devices, a premium multimedia keyboard and a two-button wheel mouse.
Comprehensive Software Bundle Boosts Productivity and Security
The Gateway desktop PCs, designed for digital media applications, are outfitted with Cyberlink PowerDVD for enhancing DVDs with bright, vibrant visuals. They also come with the Nero 6 Suite that includes five different software packages: Nero Express for the quick and easy creation of personalized CDs and DVDs; Nero BackItUP for developing back-ups of existing CDs and DVDs; InCD 4 Writing, which makes it possible to burn content to the latest CD and DVD media formats, including CD-RW, CD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-/+RW and DVD/+RW; InCD 4 Reader for cross-platform compatibility with various Mac and Windows operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 98; and Nero BurnRights for enabling multiple users to burn CDs from one system without accessing the system administrator’s files.
The new systems are bundled with a wide array of productivity software, including Microsoft Works 8.0, Microsoft Money 2005, Microsoft Picture IT! 10, Microsoft(R) Encarta Online, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Media Player 10, RealNetworks RealPlayer and AOL 9.0 with a three-month membership.