Gateway launches new desktop systems

The new desktops, designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations, government agencies and educational institutions, take advantage of the growing number of multi-threaded applications on the market today, including Microsoft Windows XP, Adobe Acrobat and Autodesk AutoCAD 2004.  They also help boost employee productivity by minimizing the impact of background services such as encryption, virus scanning and file compression.
Employees currently using an Intel(R) Pentium(R) III processor will enjoya 500 percent performance gain by switching to new Gateway desktops with Intel Pentium 4 processors and Hyper-Threading, according to SYSmark 2002 benchmarks.  And workers already using Pentium 4 chipsets can also expect a more than 20 percent performance bump due to Hyper-Threading.  Ultimately, this means Gateway PCs for businesses deliver the system performance employees need to be more efficient at work.
“In these days of tight budgets and limited resources, employees are constantly multi-tasking, so the last thing they need is a PC that slows down their productivity,” said Gateway’s John Engel, senior vice president and general manager of desktop products.  “Gateway’s line of business desktop PCs with Hyper-Threading takes business PC users to the next level of performance to help them be more productive and save valuable time.”
“Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology provides immediate benefits for how employees are working today,” said Randy Wilhelm, vice president of Intel’s Desktop Platforms Group.  “Gateway PCs give businesses a high performance, reliable platform for busy workers who run multiple applications today, with headroom for tomorrow’s software environments.”

Unique to the desktop market, the industry-leading Gateway Profile 4 boasts several new technologies to make it the most full-featured all-in-one PC available today.  The Gateway Profile 4 is now offered with Intel’s latest boards and Intel Pentium 4 processors with Hyper-Threading to let businesses do more, even in a space-constrained environment.  Gateway will offer new configurations of the Gateway Profile, the Gateway Profile 4M PCs for businesses and the Gateway Profile 4 for consumers, beginning next week on June 12, starting at prices of just $1,599.

The Gateway Profile 4 now gives more configuration options for business and consumer users who want space savings combined with uncompromised performance.  Businesses needing the latest network performance have a choice between 10/100/1000Mb (Gigabit) Ethernet and 10/100Mb Ethernet.  The new option for integrated wireless 802.11b also ensures that businesses, educational institutions and home users can take advantage of their wireless local area network for access to Internet and email.

The new Gateway E-Series E-6100 and E-Series E-4100 systems incorporate the latest PC technology, offering a compelling return on businesses’ technology investment.  The E-6100 PCs utilize the Intel 875P-based system, Intel Pentium 4 Processors featuring Hyper-Threading Technology, as well as other performance improvements, such as a fast 800MHz front-side bus and 512MB of Level 2 cache.  The Gateway E-4100 line of PCs now includes the new Intel 865G-based system board, with support for Intel Pentium 4 Processors featuring Hyper-Threading Technology and 800MHz front-side bus.

The new PCs, which are network-optimized for businesses with such features as integrated Gigabit Ethernet and LANDesk Client Manager, also include support for up to 4GB dual-channel DDR memory.  Both PC series now include an AGP 8X Interface slot and can be configured with either integrated or add-in dedicated graphics.  Also, the Gateway E-Series E-4100 and E-Series E-6100 now provide even more connectivity to external devices such as data projectors and backup storage with eight USB 2.0 ports (two in front and six in rear).

The Gateway E-Series E-4100 is priced starting at $999, while the Gateway E-Series E-6100 is priced starting at $1,199.
Gateway gives small businesses on a budget access to leading-edge performance in the Gateway(R) Sb-Series desktop PCs.  Now, the PCs feature Intel 865G-based system boards and the option to upgrade to Intel Pentium 4 processors with Hyper-Threading Technology.  Support for 533MHz and 800MHz front side bus and 333MHz DDR and 400MHz DDR SDRAM further improves performance.  Small businesses that need to share external devices, such as DVD drives and data projectors, can be assured that connectivity is easy with eight USB 2.0 ports (two in front and six in rear). Pricing for the Sb-Series desktop PCs begins at $599 without a monitor.

The launch of Gateway’s new desktops is the latest effort from the company as it transforms itself from a traditional PC maker to a branded integrator of technology solutions.  As a branded integrator, Gateway will launch an array of branded products across a host of new categories for the balance of the year, and will integrate those products into customized solutions for its consumer and business customers. 

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