The loud whirring of office desktop PCs could soon be replaced by the sounds of silence, thanks to the launch today of Gateway’s next-generation E-Series desktop line.
Built for businesses, schools and government agencies, the newest Gateway® E-Series PCs not only feature the latest Intel chipsets and manageability features, but also offer a model based on BTX (Balanced Technology Extended)—a next-generation chassis that uses larger, quieter cooling fans and provides ample headroom for today’s faster- and hotter- running processors and other internal components.
Gateway professional customers benefit from BTX by having a cooler PC more resistant to the component breakdowns caused by excessive heat. In addition, many customers will now be able to rethink how they deploy desktops in traditionally quiet areas, such as lobbies, libraries, medical labs and classrooms.
“Not only are PCs using hotter processors, but many systems also have dedicated graphics cards and multiple cooling fans. This growth in performance and power consumption has led to greater complexity, more noise and more frequent component failures,” said Roger Kay, vice president of client computing at IDC. “Gateway, which has done pioneering work on the BTX chassis, has been able to stay on the performance-growth curve with a cooler, quieter desktop.”
Gateway is introducing three new models in the E-Series desktop family: the E-2300, E-4300 and E-6300. All three offer manageability features that professional customers demand, such as configure-to-order, tool-less chassis, 12-month-plus lifecycles and preloaded Gateway Client Manager 8.1 software (based on LANDesk technology). The Gateway E-2300 and E-4300 PCs are available today, while the Gateway E-6300 model—featuring the BTX chassis—ships in one week.
Gateway E-6300: High-Performance at a Competitive Price
Every component in the Gateway E-6300, a high-performance business desktop, has been optimized for speed and power—all at a price just slightly more than Gateway’s midrange E-4300 desktop. The E-6300 features an Intel 915G chipset (Intel Pentium 4 HT processor(4) and 800 MHz Front Side Bus), up to 4GB of DDR2 400 MHz memory and 7200 rpm serial ATA hard drives scaling up to 250 GB(1).
For multi-media tasks, the E-6300 offers the Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with 128 MB shared memory and integrated audio. In addition, the desktop’s spacious, seven-bay BTX case allows for plenty of expansion and multiple I/O options, such as six USB ports, two Firewire ports, three PCI slots, one PCIe X16 and one PCIe X1. Finally, an integrated 10/100/1000 NIC means the E-6300 can take advantage of gigabit networked environments.
The Gateway E-6300 has a base configuration priced at $989, which includes a standard, three-year limited warranty(2). The PC is available with Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro and several different DVD-RW/CD-RW or floppy drive options. A small business configuration, E-6300 SB, is also available, which includes the option to add Microsoft productivity applications pre-bundled with the system.
Gateway E-4300: Mainstream Business Powerhouse
Gateway’s mainstream business PC model, the E-4300, offers several of the features of the high-end E-6300 desktop and two different case options—a four-bay or six-bay chassis. Like the E-6300, the E-4300 also sports an Intel 915G chipset, DDR2 memory and serial ATA hard drives. And the desktop can be configured with a full range of other Intel 5XX HT and Celeron D 3XX processors.
The E-4300 also features the Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 with 128 MB shared memory and integrated audio. In the six-bay case, the E-4300 offers two PCI slots, one PCIe X1 and one PCIe X16, while the smaller, four-bay case offers a single one PCI slot and one PCIe X1 slot (for graphics card option). Both versions have integrated 10/100/1000 NIC to take advantage of gigabit networked environments. In addition to USB 2.0 ports, Firewire ports now come standard.
The Gateway E-4300 has a base configuration priced at $949, which includes a standard, three-year limited warranty(2). The PC is available with Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro and several different DVD-RW/CD-RW or floppy drive options. A small business configuration, E-4300 SB, is also available, which includes the option to add Microsoft productivity applications pre-bundled with the system.
Gateway E-2300: Value Business Platform
The value model of the E-Series family, the E-2300, comes in both four- and six-bay case options, and features the Intel 865GV chipset with either Celeron or Pentium 4 processors and 533 MHz or 800 MHz Front Side Bus support. The E-2300 also offers DDR 400 MHz single-channel memory, six USB 2.0 ports and one PCI slot.
Despite its inexpensive pricing, the E-2300 features Integrated Intel Extreme 2 graphics, integrated audio and an integrated 10/100 NIC card. The four-bay case has one PCI slot, while the six-bay model offers three. The Gateway E-2300 has a base configuration priced at $629, which includes a standard, three-year limited warranty(2). The PC is available with Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro and several different DVD-RW/CD-RW or floppy drive options. A small business configuration, E-2300 SB, is also available, which includes the option to add Microsoft productivity applications pre-bundled with the system.
“As the first major vendor to bring BTX to business desktops, Gateway is helping customers get better cooling with hotter-running desktops,” said Marc Demars, Gateway’s director of business desktop platforms. “And in today’s budget-conscious business environments, we believe professional customers will embrace the opportunity to get longer lifespans out of their PCs.”
From business desktops to value-based servers to comprehensive services, Gateway has served organizations for more than 15 years. Gateway customers include many of the world’s leading organizations, such as the University of Arizona, Harvard University, California Highway Patrol and others. For more information on Gateway Professional solutions, visit www.gateway.com/business.