New Back to School Computers From Gateway

Even though most high schoolers are probably too busy enjoying summer break to think about back to school, Gateway today announced their new fall computer line up geared for the school crowd. Features of some of the new desktop PCs include Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Intel 64-bit dual core processors and BTX chassis.

The line up is as follows:

Gateway 840GM: At the heart of this high end computer is an Intel Pentium D 830 dual core processor with 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which offers a 2x increase in 3D performance over Intel’s previous graphics technology. It is outfitted with a TV tuner, remote control and features all of the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 bells and whistles.  Other hardware built-ins include a 16x double-layer multi-format DVD+/-RW optical drive, DVD-ROM, 250GB SATA hard drive (7200RPM with 8MB cache), three IEEE 1394 ports, and seven USB 2.0 ports. It will retail for $1049.99.

Gateway 835GM: A step down from the 840GM, this model will retail for $849.99 and features the D 820 Intel dual core processor. It has a 250GB hard drive, double layer 16X DVD+/-RW multi-format drive and DVD-ROM for storage. Graphics are handled by an Intel GMA 950. The 835GM has the same number of ports as its more powerful sibling.

Gateway 831GM: At the $699.99 price point is the 831GM. Highlights on this model include an Intel(R) Pentium 4 processor 630 (3.0GHz) with Hyper-Threading technology, 512MB DDR2, 250GB SATA hard drive, Intel GMA 900 graphics processor and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN.

All of the PCs are bundled with an array of Microsoft productivity applications, CD/DVD burning software from Nero and an 8-1 digital media reader.

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