announced the availability of two new Gateway-branded notebook PCs for the
first time through Best Buy’s 622 retail stores nationwide.
As announced earlier this month, the move is a key step in Gateway’s
strategy to offer its PCs beyond its popular direct channels. Next month,
Gateway will also offer new desktop PCs available through Best Buy.
“Back-to-school PC shopping just got better and easier thanks to Gateway’s
new thin-and-light notebooks and Best Buy’s outstanding shopping experience,”
said Ed Fisher, Gateway’s senior vice president of product planning.
new Gateway notebooks are perfect for on-the-go computer users, such as
students heading off to college this fall.”
The new Gateway notebooks, the 4520GZ and 4525GZ, combine the best aspects
of mobile computing — slim size, wireless connectivity, enhanced battery life
and excellent performance — making them ideal for college students trekking
across campus as well as road warriors traveling for business. Weighing only
5.5 pounds(1) and measuring just over one-inch thin, the lightweight notebooks
can be taken virtually anywhere to stay connected and productive. Plus, they
boast a large 15-inch high resolution XGA TFT display, an ideal size for
viewing office software, photos and video.
Staying connected wirelessly has never been easier, thanks to the
notebooks’ integrated WiFi 802.11g for wireless connectivity at WiFi hot spots
on college campuses, restaurants, hotels, coffeehouses as well as to wireless
networks in homes and businesses.
Equipped with Intel(R) Mobile Centrino(R) Technology and Intel(R)
Pentium(R) M processors, these notebooks help computer users keep productivity
high while computing wirelessly. Plus, a single charge of the six-cell
Lithium Ion battery delivers up to 4.5 hours of battery life(2), so Gateway
customers can stay connected during long classes and meetings. For those
needing multiple connectivity options, the notebooks also come with integrated
10/100 Ethernet and a 56K v.92 modem.
In addition to staying connected, the Gateway 4520GZ and 4525GZ notebooks
can help users make the most of their digital media devices while on the road.
Connecting devices like digital cameras and MP3 players is a snap with the
PCs’ one IEEE 1394 and four USB 2.0 ports. The notebooks make accessing,
storing and sharing digital media easy, since each includes a large hard
drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive or a DVD+/- RW drive, and a 4-in-1 media card
reader that accepts Multimedia Card, Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick and
Memory Stick Pro memory.
The new Gateway notebook PCs start at $1,399.99 and come standard with
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition. The systems are supported by
Gateway’s standard limited warranty options(3). Additional service and
support options are also available.