IRVINE, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gateway today
announces the Gateway(R) M-Series and Gateway(R) T-Series notebook PCs, two
new best-in- class consumer notebooks that are a fusion of the latest
leading-edge technologies, multimedia functionality and a brand-new
eye-catching industrial design available in several colors.
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The new Gateway M-Series and Gateway T-Series notebooks will be
available via Gateway's direct sales channels of phone and web as well as
at national electronics and technology retailers.
The new notebooks sport many advanced standard features that
dramatically improve how customers will use them for on-the-go
entertainment, information, digital media hobbies and productivity
applications. The new PCs feature a dedicated precision-touch multimedia
control panel with smooth-cut keys in the keyboard surround that provide
one-touch access to digital media content. The notebooks also include an
integrated web cam for staying in touch and creating video emails and
Several standard and optional features available on notebooks purchased
through Gateway's direct channel build on the notebooks' vast capabilities,
such as 1080p-capable display, an integrated fingerprint reader and a High
Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for digital video and audio out.
Complementing these advanced features, the two new Gateway notebook
lines feature consumer-oriented industrial designs in sleek and slim form
factors with distinguishing trims and treatments. The striking design of
the new notebooks is galvanized with a distinctive graduated sphere
Ridgeview(TM) pattern on the notebook's lid and palmrest over a base of
Crimson Red, Pacific Blue or Slate Grey. These new designs are the first in
the company's roll-out of unique patterns, colors and designs for the two
new notebook lines.
"The Gateway M-Series and T-Series deliver what consumers want in their
notebooks - exceptional style and the latest technology," said Todd Titera,
senior manager, consumer products. "And although the elegant design of the
notebooks conveys an exclusivity typically only available at a price
premium, Gateway has designed these systems to meet the needs and budgets
of a range of consumers. Anyone who wants to be envied will choose the
notebooks for their first-class design and leading-edge performance and
capabilities, while those on a more limited budget will be surprised that
they can get such a stylish notebook with popular features."
While the notebooks share many capabilities and features, they differ
in size to meet the needs of a range of mobile customers. The notebooks
each boast a sleek and slim form factor that is easy and comfortable to
transport. The Gateway M-Series has a 15.4-inch widescreen display, ideal
for customers who want enhanced viewing options, while the Gateway T-Series
has a 14.1-inch widescreen display for those looking for a great blend of
multimedia and optimized mobility.
Digital Media Features for Entertainment, Enjoyment and Fun
Gateway M-Series and T-Series models sold through Gateway's direct
sales channels come with the latest technology that makes them ready for
viewing High Definition video and listening to high quality audio. The
systems each come with an HDMI interface that ensures delivery of the
highest-quality uncompressed digital video and audio directly from the
source, so content can be enjoyed as it's meant to be. A high-resolution
display option on the Gateway M-Series model delivers 1080p viewing
capabilities for superior HD images at 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Additional multimedia features let customers enjoy video, music, games
and online entertainment on the go. The precision-touch multimedia panel is
integrated into the keyboard surround with smooth-cut keys, giving
customers convenient access to frequently-used audio and video functions
such as DVD, audio, stop, fast-forward, and rewind. Volume can be
controlled by the new touch-sensitive volume slide. Front-access audio
ports provide a convenient connection for headphones.
In the coming months, even more options will be available to customers.
Realistic PC games and graphic-intensive applications can be enjoyed with
optional ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 2400 XT PCI Express graphics on the
Gateway M-Series notebooks. Additional options for optical drives will also
be available on both lines, including a slot-load DVD burner for convenient
media access as well as HD DVD(TM) and Blu-ray(TM) optical drive options
for even more compelling HD video.
The new Gateway notebook lines both can be equipped with Intel(R)
Centrino(R) Mobile Technology and an Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor,
ensuring they are able to handle advanced multimedia functions as well as
multiple applications while providing maximum battery life and wireless
On-Demand Connectivity Keeps Customers In Touch
Customers will be able to stay connected to the Internet and email with
the Gateway M-Series and T-Series notebooks' advanced connectivity options.
An integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam enables video conferencing and video
emails. Wireless access via hotspots is possible with multiple wireless
options including 802.11a/b/g or next-generation 802.11 Draft-N. Optional
integrated Bluetooth technology allows customers to wirelessly connect to
peripherals such as printers, mobile phones, as well as a keyboard and
mouse. The wireless connections can be turned off with a dedicated switch
for power conservation or use on a plane.
The new notebooks come with multiple battery options for long battery
life and mobility, letting customers use their notebooks to their
potential. They each come standard with a six-cell battery. An extended
9-cell battery is also available.
Design-Optimized for Usability with Eye-Catching Style
The all-new industrial design of the Gateway M-Series and T-Series
notebooks make them stand out in a crowd. The design features distinctive
eye- catching graduated sphere Ridgeview(TM) design over Crimson Red(TM),
Pacific Blue(TM) and Slate Grey(TM) enhanced by other treatments such as a
unique aluminum keyboard surround surface, slimming metal profiling and
deluxe trims. Plus, the unique high-quality finish protects the embedded
graphic, providing a smooth, stylish notebook exterior.
In addition, every aspect of the Gateway M-Series and T-Series
notebooks' elegant design maximizes customer enjoyment of the advanced
features. For example, the optional integrated fingerprint reader located
below the touchpad can be used for user authentication and data protection
and can serve as a password bank for access to password-provided websites,
folders, documents and applications. Plus, the widescreen design provides
room for viewing multiple documents and applications while also making room
for a full-sized keyboard.
To help protect the customer's data and investment, Gateway M-Series
and T-Series notebooks are pre-installed with a 90-day trial of McAfee
Internet Security Suite(TM) (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Firewall
and Parental Control)(1). The notebooks also include a proactive service
tool called BigFix,(R) which is included at no charge(2). With the
customer's permission, BigFix identifies and sends messages offering
updates to enhance the performance or capabilities of the PC.
Configurations, Pricing and Availability
The first two models of the Gateway M-Series and T-Series notebook
lines - the Gateway M-6816 and Gateway T-6815 will be available starting
July 22 through leading national retailers that carry Gateway products.
Priced starting at only $899.99, there will be several M-Series and
T-Series notebook models available via retailers.
Gateway will make the Gateway M-Series and T-Series available for order
in the coming weeks through the company's direct sales channels of
1-800-GATEWAY and www.gateway.com. Offered as the Gateway M-150X and
T-140X, the new notebooks will be priced starting at only $999.99. Like all
PCs purchased direct from Gateway, the Gateway M-150X and T-140X can be
customized with different processor choices, hard drive and memory
capacities, optical drives and other features so customers get the features
North America Based Telephone Technical Support
While many PC vendors go off-shore to save service costs, Gateway's
telephone technical support for U.S. customers is 100-percent based in
North America. Customers are assured their calls are handled by
knowledgeable, experienced, well-trained and dedicated support agents close
Warranty, Service and Support
The new PCs are supported by the company's standard limited warranty
options(4). Additional service and support options are also available.
Gateway's commitment to quality and reliability is evident in its award-
winning line of PCs as well as in its exceptional service and support
programs. The company's extensive online support center helps customers
maximize their PC investment; it gives them easy access to customer support
representatives and information on important issues such as warranties,
technical issues and upgrading.
Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW)
has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs, servers and
related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools.
Gateway is the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten
worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by
leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at
major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and
indirect sales force. See www.gateway.com for more information.
All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not
be available through all sales channels. Some of the prices listed are
manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location.
Applicable taxes extra. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other
product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
(1) 90 days of complimentary updates included. Internet connection
(2) Internet connection required.
(3) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.
(4) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com or
call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued
and performed by third parties. May not be available in all
locations. On-site service technician will be sent if necessary,
following phone-based troubleshooting. Availability varies. Other
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