Gateway announced that its new line of PCs for the holiday buying season, including Media Center desktop PCs and a range of fully equipped notebook PCs, is now available at leading technology and electronics retailers across the United States and Canada.

Perfect for consumers who like to enjoy and share digital photos, video and music, the Gateway Media Center desktop PCs are easy and fun to use. The entire desktop line features the intuitive Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system and the latest technology for a superior computing and entertainment experience. The line’s high-performance model includes an integrated TV tuner for viewing and recording TV programs.

“Gateway’s user-friendly Media Center PCs feature the latest technology and in-demand features including DVD burners so customers can experience their digital media in more ways than ever,” said William Diehl, Gateway’s vice president of product marketing. “Whether they’re being used at a desk, in a dorm or in a family room, our Media Center PCs give customers an exciting yet easy new way to experience their digital content. As an added bonus, our BTX design keeps these systems cool for increased reliability over traditional PCs.”

Diehl said, “In addition, we are continuing to drive amazing values through our entire line of performance notebooks with superior features like widescreen displays, standard wireless and world-class technology at truly groundbreaking prices.”

The new line of Media Center desktop PCs and notebook PCs for the holiday buying season will be available this week at major retailers.

Gateway GT5014 Media Center: Digital Entertainment Plus TV Viewing and Recording

The Gateway GT5014 delivers a rich Media Center experience by combining the vast entertainment benefits of Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition 2005 with an integrated TV tuner and remote control. Gateway customers can use the PC to enjoy and control live and recorded TV programming as well as digital video, photography and music. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 integrated graphics with full DirectX 9 support provides advanced graphics playback that makes gaming, digital video and other multimedia vibrant. In addition, Gateway has designed the system with high-definition 7.1 audio capabilities for high fidelity sound.

High-performance technology abounds in the Gateway GT5014. It features a powerful Intel Pentium D 820 dual core (2.8GHz) processor that can run two intensive applications at once. The PC also boasts a double layer
DVD+/-R/RW multi-format optical drive, DVD-ROM and 250GB SATA hard drive (7200RPM with 8MB cache) and an 8-in-1 digital media reader to store and access digital content.

The Gateway GT5014 delivers all this in Gateway’s unique BTX design featuring a sophisticated cooling system that allows it to easily handle the fastest processors and power-hungry graphics with ease. The design more effectively cools internal components, thereby increasing overall reliability and extending the life of key components by up to 82 percent over traditional ATX PCs. The Gateway GT5014 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $899.99.

High-Performance Notebook for Gaming; New Models for Fun, Productivity

The ultimate power and performance for gaming and entertainment on the go is now available in the new Gateway MX7515. The power of AMD’s fastest
64-bit mobile processor — the new AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.8GHz) — lets the notebook handle 64-bit processing for the hottest game titles, digital media hobbies and graphics-intense applications as well as future generations of
64-bit software. ATI Radeon X600 graphics with 128MB HyperMemory revs up gaming another notch to deliver a superior experience.

Playing games, watching DVD movies and enjoying digital media on the Gateway MX7515 is a breeze thanks to its stunning 15.4-inch Cinematic Widescreen WXGA display. The PC can easily get digital content by connecting to popular electronic devices as well as popular flash memory and media cards via its 6-in-1 digital media reader, IEEE 1394 port and four USB 2.0 ports. Plus, the latest technology and premium features further boost the performance of the Gateway MX7515. The notebook comes with a generous 1GB of DDR memory, a double-layer DVD+/-R/RW multi-format drive that can store up to 8.5GB of data on double layer DVD media as well as a massive 100GB hard drive. The Gateway MX7515 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,349.99.

The new notebook line also includes the thin-and-light yet powerful Gateway MX3560, which measures a slim 1.1-inches and weighs a mere
5.25-pounds. It is ready for mobile and wireless computing, as it comes with Intel Centrino technology and integrated 802.11g wireless as well as a fast Intel Pentium M 735 Processor (1.7GHz). The easy to transport notebook is packed with the latest technology, including a DVD+/-R/RW drive and 512MB of DDR memory. The stunning 14-inch Ultrabright Widescreen display vibrantly showcases digital media, video and productivity applications. The MX3560 delivers a best-in-class mobile computing experience for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,049.99.

Gateway’s new line of PCs for the 2005 holidays provides a wide range of features and price points to meet the needs of families, students and small business professionals. Gateway’s new notebook PCs for the 2005 holiday season come standard with Windows XP Home Edition.

Digital Media Benefits through Entire Line of Gateway Media Center Desktop PCs

Gateway offers other great Media Center desktop PCs — the Gateway GT5012 and Gateway 838GM — that are both optimized for organizing and enjoying digital media content.

The Gateway GT5012 uses the reliable BTX chassis that is ideal for cooling the powerful high-performance dual core Intel Pentium D Processor 820 (2.8GHz) as they quickly handle two applications at the same time. Intel GMA 950 graphics with DirectX 9 support enhances the visual images with vivid color and clarity while Gateway’s high definition 7.1 audio enhances sound. High-end features such as a huge 1GB of DDR2 memory and 250GB hard drive make this system ready to take on graphics and demanding applications.

Anyone on a budget who wants to do more with digital media can select the
Gateway 838GM Media Center desktop PC. Delivering a superior setting for enjoying digital media at an affordable price, the Gateway 838GM features Intel GMA 900 graphics with DirectX 9 support as well as high definition 5.1 audio. The PC will be able to handle 64-bit applications with ease and speed as it is equipped with a 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 (3.0GHz) with Hyper-Threading technology.

Both the Gateway GT5012 and Gateway 838GM feature premium technology such as an 8-in-1 digital media reader as well as a DVD-/+R/RW drive and a second optical drive — a CD-ROM drive. The Gateway GT5012 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $799.99, while the Gateway 838GM’s manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $649.99.