Gateway Delivers on Retail Strategy With Notebook PCs Available for First Time at Best Buy Gateway Offers Thin-and-Light Notebooks at Great Values for Back-to-School



    POWAY and IRVINE, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gateway today
 announced the availability of two new Gateway-branded notebook PCs for the
 first time through Best Buy's 622 retail stores nationwide.
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     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.  "These
 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.
 
     About Gateway
     Since its founding in 1985, Gateway (NYSE:   GTW) has been a technology and
 direct-marketing pioneer, using its call centers, web site, direct sales force
 and retail alliances to build great customer relationships.  Gateway offers
 consumers, businesses and schools a wide range of thin TVs, home networking
 products, servers, storage and other products, which work together seamlessly
 with its award-winning line of eMachines and Gateway PCs.  Its products and
 services received nearly 130 awards and honors last year.  With its
 acquisition of eMachines now complete, Gateway is the third largest PC company
 in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide.  Visit www.gateway.com for more
 information.
     All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be
 available through all sales channels.  Prices exclude shipping and handling.
 Applicable taxes extra.  Gateway Terms and Conditions of Sale apply.  Intel,
 Pentium and Centrino are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel
 Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
 Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
      (1)  Weight varies with options.
      (2)  Battery life will vary depending on actual use factors.
      (3)  Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com
           or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy.
 
 

SOURCE Gateway, Inc.
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