Gateway entry-level desktops start at $399

Today’s announcement marks another milestone in Gateway’s evolution to a branded integrator — a marketer of digital gear that works together.  The company is on track to launch 50 newGateway-branded products in 15 categories this year.
   
“We are delivering a new level of value for home and small business computer users who want to replace older systems or simply need additional PCs for communications and productivity,” said JohnEngel, Gateway, Inc.’s senior vice president and general manager of desktop products.  “The new Gateway 310 Series includes all the essentials today’s computer users need at a very affordableprice.”
   
The new desktop computers promise to get the attention of computer userson a budget, including home users, small businesses or anyone needing a second PC.  Families sharing a single PC can nowadd a second with little investment. College students preparing for fall classes will also want to consider the Gateway 310 Series to conduct research online, work on class assignments and stayconnected via email.
   
To meet the needs of a broad range of customers, the new Gateway 310 Series is available in several configurations that include the technology needed for multi-tasking and digital mediaapplications.  Configurations offer advanced Intel(R) Celeron(R) and Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processors, as well as different optical drives including a CD-RW/DVD-ROM.  Connecting thebroadband- and network-ready Gateway 310 PCs to the Internet is easy with integrated 10/100 Ethernet and an integrated V.92 56K modem.
   
The standard configuration of the entry level model — the Gateway 310SE — includes an Intel(R) Celeron(R) 2.20GHz processor, 128MB of DDR SDRAM, 40GB hard drive, a CD-ROM drive, Microsoft WindowsXP Home, Microsoft Works 7.0 and Norton Anti-Virus software.  The new computer, which is sold standard without a monitor, is priced at only $399(1).
   
The Gateway 310X defines the top end of the new value line with an Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.40GHz, 256MB DDR SDRAM, 40GB hard drive, CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives, a 17-inch CRT monitor (15.9″viewable), Microsoft Windows XP Home, Microsoft Works Suite 2003 and Norton Anti-Virus software for only $799(1)(4).  Microsoft Windows XP Pro is available on the Gateway 310X for an additional$100(1).  Beginning August 7, the Gateway 310X will be made available in Gateway stores for consumers to purchase and immediately take home.
   
The new Gateway 310 Series can be expanded with additional functionality, making it a great investment.  The systems have additional external bays and three PCI slots for adding new devices andcards.  Computer users can also connect their digital cameras, printers and other devices to the PCs with six USB ports (two conveniently located on the front and four in back) and all thenecessary legacy ports.
   
The Gateway 310 Series is supported by a standard 90-day limited warranty.  Gateway also offers a range of extended service plans for home and business users to support the new systems.
   
More information about Gateway’s products and services is available by calling 800-846-2106, visiting the company’s Web site at http://www.gateway.com or stoppingby one of the Gateway stores nationwide.

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