Gateway Country Helps High School Seniors Get Connected for College

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gateway

    SAN DIEGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As graduating high school seniors
 prepare for college, there are enough unknowns to cause a little uneasiness
 for even the most self-assured.  But one unknown that's easily addressed is a
 college's individual technology requirements for students.  Gateway Country
 has the computing answers for millions of U.S. high school seniors who are
 soon to be college freshmen.  Special Gateway For Grads Nights help students
 and their families learn the technology requirements for their new college or
 university and give them chances to win money for college and cool prizes like
 MP3 players and digital cameras.  These specific nights for seniors and their
 families are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings through June 2001 in Gateway's
 nearly 300 U.S. stores.
     "Having just gone through this process as a parent of a college freshman,
 I know how important it is to get the right information about computers.  Once
 seniors make the big decision about which school to attend, Gateway wants to
 help them understand the computing requirements of their new school," said
 Judy Quye, vice president, Gateway Country.  "Gateway For Grads Nights offer
 personal advice on the best computing solutions including new college specials
 on Gateway desktops and notebooks."
     Gateway Country Solutions Advisors will help students find the information
 they need to make sure their computers fit into their new school's network,
 learn what computer is the most dorm friendly and hear about the coolest
 technologies: like creating your own music CD's with a CD-RW drive and letting
 mom and dad know you've made it through mid-term exams by sending a video
 greeting from your PC.
     Students can register online at www.gateway.com/grads to win a host of
 prizes including: two-$10,000 cash awards, five-$5,000 cash awards,
 10-$2,000 cash awards, 50-Nomad II MP-3 players and 75-Intel Deluxe PC
 Cameras.
 
     College Specials
     Gateway has unveiled two College Specials computing systems designed to
 meet the needs of today's college students along with special software and
 hardware bundles that include a 10/100 Ethernet card, critical to many
 colleges' internal IT systems.
     The Gateway Solo(R) 1150CL notebook gives students computing power and the
 luxury of portability on campus all for $1,199.  It includes a 12.1" color
 display, 650MHz Intel Celeron processor, Integrated CD-ROM and 6GB hard drive.
 A special Off-to-College Portable Bundle includes an Ethernet card to allow
 for on-campus connecting, lock, saddle bag and special software to let
 students start the semester right.
     The Gateway Essential(TM) 933 offers desktop computing at its best with a
 17" monitor (15.9" viewable), 933MHz Pentium III processor, 20GB hard drive
 and 20Xmin./ 48X  max.  CD-ROM and Boston Acoustic speakers and is priced at
 $999.  A special Off-to-College Desktop Bundle allows the student to replace
 the CD-ROM drive with a Recordable/Rewritable CD-RW drive and an Ethernet card
 as well as special Gateway College:)Ware software.
 
     About Gateway
     Gateway (NYSE:   GTW) a Fortune 500(R) company founded in 1985, focuses on
 building lifelong relationships with consumers, small and medium businesses
 and government and education institutions by helping clients meet all their
 technology needs.  Gateway is ranked as the most admired American company in
 the Computers and Office Equipment industry in a Fortune Magazine survey (1)
 and is the top brand in customer loyalty and for first-time home computer
 purchases of Wintel-based PCs (2).  The company had total global revenue of
 $9.6 billion in 2000.  For more information, visit our Web site at
 www.gateway.com.
 
     (1) Fortune Magazine, "America's Most Admired Companies," February 19,
         2001.
     (2) From the Harris Interactive Consumer TechPoll(SM) study of 140,000 PC
         owners who use the Internet, released March 5, 2001.
 
 

SOURCE Gateway
    SAN DIEGO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As graduating high school seniors
 prepare for college, there are enough unknowns to cause a little uneasiness
 for even the most self-assured.  But one unknown that's easily addressed is a
 college's individual technology requirements for students.  Gateway Country
 has the computing answers for millions of U.S. high school seniors who are
 soon to be college freshmen.  Special Gateway For Grads Nights help students
 and their families learn the technology requirements for their new college or
 university and give them chances to win money for college and cool prizes like
 MP3 players and digital cameras.  These specific nights for seniors and their
 families are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings through June 2001 in Gateway's
 nearly 300 U.S. stores.
     "Having just gone through this process as a parent of a college freshman,
 I know how important it is to get the right information about computers.  Once
 seniors make the big decision about which school to attend, Gateway wants to
 help them understand the computing requirements of their new school," said
 Judy Quye, vice president, Gateway Country.  "Gateway For Grads Nights offer
 personal advice on the best computing solutions including new college specials
 on Gateway desktops and notebooks."
     Gateway Country Solutions Advisors will help students find the information
 they need to make sure their computers fit into their new school's network,
 learn what computer is the most dorm friendly and hear about the coolest
 technologies: like creating your own music CD's with a CD-RW drive and letting
 mom and dad know you've made it through mid-term exams by sending a video
 greeting from your PC.
     Students can register online at www.gateway.com/grads to win a host of
 prizes including: two-$10,000 cash awards, five-$5,000 cash awards,
 10-$2,000 cash awards, 50-Nomad II MP-3 players and 75-Intel Deluxe PC
 Cameras.
 
     College Specials
     Gateway has unveiled two College Specials computing systems designed to
 meet the needs of today's college students along with special software and
 hardware bundles that include a 10/100 Ethernet card, critical to many
 colleges' internal IT systems.
     The Gateway Solo(R) 1150CL notebook gives students computing power and the
 luxury of portability on campus all for $1,199.  It includes a 12.1" color
 display, 650MHz Intel Celeron processor, Integrated CD-ROM and 6GB hard drive.
 A special Off-to-College Portable Bundle includes an Ethernet card to allow
 for on-campus connecting, lock, saddle bag and special software to let
 students start the semester right.
     The Gateway Essential(TM) 933 offers desktop computing at its best with a
 17" monitor (15.9" viewable), 933MHz Pentium III processor, 20GB hard drive
 and 20Xmin./ 48X  max.  CD-ROM and Boston Acoustic speakers and is priced at
 $999.  A special Off-to-College Desktop Bundle allows the student to replace
 the CD-ROM drive with a Recordable/Rewritable CD-RW drive and an Ethernet card
 as well as special Gateway College:)Ware software.
 
     About Gateway
     Gateway (NYSE:   GTW) a Fortune 500(R) company founded in 1985, focuses on
 building lifelong relationships with consumers, small and medium businesses
 and government and education institutions by helping clients meet all their
 technology needs.  Gateway is ranked as the most admired American company in
 the Computers and Office Equipment industry in a Fortune Magazine survey (1)
 and is the top brand in customer loyalty and for first-time home computer
 purchases of Wintel-based PCs (2).  The company had total global revenue of
 $9.6 billion in 2000.  For more information, visit our Web site at
 www.gateway.com.
 
     (1) Fortune Magazine, "America's Most Admired Companies," February 19,
         2001.
     (2) From the Harris Interactive Consumer TechPoll(SM) study of 140,000 PC
         owners who use the Internet, released March 5, 2001.
 
 SOURCE  Gateway