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Gateway debuts new SX, DX desktops, FHD monitors

updated 12:20 am EDT, Thu June 25, 2009

Gateway debuts new PCs

Gateway on Wednesday evening introduced smaller, more powerful back-to-school desktop PCs, including its small form factor SX Series and its compact DX Series mini-tower line as well as its FHD Series of monitors featuring a new edge-to-edge glass design. Both the SX Series and DX Series PCs include a unique "digital photo frame" button that quickly delivers a slide show of favorite photos along with a "device deck" described as a small recessed area on top of the chassis to put device -- such as a digital camera, MP3 player or camcorder -- for connecting to USB ports and downloading media. Other new features include a tilt-enabled card multi-card media reader for easy access, a rear cable management hook to organize cables.

Gateway's SX series, the first small form factor desktop line from the company, includes the entry-level $499.99 Gateway SX2800-01, which offers a Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 processor (w/4MB of L2 cache and a front side buss of 1333MHz) running at 2.33GHz coupled with 4GB of DDR3 memory, integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500, a 640GB SATA drive, an 18x SuperDrive with "Labelflash" and both a HDMI and VGA port for video display. The PC also sports 64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium, 5 front and 4 rear USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a rear eSATA port, one mini FireWire 400 port, and 6-channel (5.1) audio support along with USB-powered speakers. It will be available the last week of June at select retailers throughout the U.S. (and the company says that additional models in this line will be available "soon").

The new DX Series models are designed for multimedia and entertainment, run 64-bit Windows Vista Premium, and offer a choice of either AMD or Intel Dual- or Quad-Core processors, more memory, larger hard drives, 8-channel surround sound, and optional Nvidia GeForce graphics. The entry-level $749.99 model includes a AMD Phenom X4 9750 processor running at 2.5GHz (and 4x512MB L2 cache), an ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card (w/1GB video memory), 8GB DDR2 SDRAM, 1TB SATA hard drive, the same 18x SuperDrive with Labelflash, a multi-in-one digital media card reader, 802.11 b/g wireless, and Gigabit Ethernet. The PCs have a full complement of ports, including four front and four reader USB 2.0 ports, a mini-HDMI port (rear), a DVI port, USB powered speakers, and a TV tuner.

Finally, the $899.99 model with monitor features an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66GHz w/4MB L2 cache), NVIDIA GeForce G210 GPU (w/512MB video memory), 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, a 750GB SATA hard drive, the same 18x label-equipped SuperDrive, the same multi digital media card reader, a Gigabit LAN connection, eight USB 2.0 ports (4 front/4 rear), one FireWire 1394 (rear/miniport), both HDMI and VGA port (rear) for video, and 8-channel (7.1) audio support. The model also includes the Gateway FHX2300 bmid 23-inch HD Widescreen LCD with 1920 x 1080 resolution, up to 75Hz refresh rate, 5ms response rate, a 40000:1 max (dynamic) contrast ratio and 300cd/m2 brightness. The monitor also features multiple inputs (HDMI, VGI, DVI-D), up to 160-degree viewing angles, and supports 16.7 million colors as well as integrates two 2W speakers.

The company also launched its line of new FHD Series of high-definition LCD monitors, including the bundled monitor above. The series features an edge-to-edge screen, an elegant black bezel, metallic-silver highlights and an L-shaped stand with a brushed-aluminum finish along with discreet touch-sensitive controls. It also features 16:9 aspect ratios and 1920x1080 resolution for 1080p video. The flagship monitor of the series, the Gateway FHD2402, offers a high-quality built-in webcam with Gateway's ClearLite technology that enhances image capture in low-light. The 21-inch Gateway FHD2102 bmidgz is priced at $199.99, while the 24-inch FHD2402 bmidgz is only $269.99 and offers a 60Hz (Maximum) Refresh Rate, 2ms Response Time, 40000:1 Max (Dynamic) Contrast Ratio, two integrated 2W speakers, and 300cd/m2 Brightness as well as HDMI/DVI-D/VGA connections, and a USB hub.



Gateway SX series


Gateway DX series (monitor bundle pictured)



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  1. climacs

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    ???

    Gateway is still in business?

  1. Constable Odo

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    Gateway is really

    spanking the Mac models with those Core 2 Quad processors for such a low cost. I'm not sure about what type of computing those Quad chips are for, but I would think they'd be better than Duals. Apple doesn't offer even one in any of its models. Hopefully Snow Leopard and Grand Central Dispatch will take advantage of Quad core processors so Apple can start using them. For $500 that looks like a good deal even though it's only a 2.33 GHz processor. There must be no profit margins on a computer like this.

  1. SlimGem

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    Quad

    @ Constable Odo,

    "Apple doesn't offer even one in any of its models."

    They do offer either one or two quad core Xeons in the Mac Pro where they make more sense.

  1. tsmelker

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    So then, Odo...

    ... If there's no profit margin on these Gateway PoC's, how is Gateway 'spanking' Apple with these models? Somehow I don't think Apple is concerned about anything that Gateway has coming down the pipeline.

  1. tsmelker

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    So then, Odo...

    ... If there's no profit margin on these Gateway PoC's, how is Gateway 'spanking' Apple with these models? Somehow I don't think Apple is concerned about Anything that Gateway has coming down the pipeline.

  1. testudo

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    Re: Quad

    They do offer either one or two quad core Xeons in the Mac Pro where they make more sense.

    Right, because the only people who would want or need horsepower are those willing to spend $3000 for a computer.

    So if you want to do anything processor intensive and save time, like video or audio processing, iMacs would be bad choices. But would they be bad choices if they had the quad processors?

  1. SlimGem

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    Quadilemma

    @ testudo,

    I guess an iMac with a dual core would be adequate for video or audio processing depending on the demands and software used. Not all software can accommodate four cores anyway, and most people who buy an iMac can get by just fine.

    I would imagine with the way Apple works, a quad wont be available in a iMac until the Mac Pro has eight core CPUs. Who knows.

  1. testudo

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    Re: Quadilemma

    I guess an iMac with a dual core would be adequate for video or audio processing depending on the demands and software used.

    Um, a single-processor PPC chip is 'adequate'. But it doesn't mean its as good a choice or something wouldn't be faster/better.

    Not all software can accommodate four cores anyway,

    Not all software can, but it isn't about one piece of software. Multiple cores isn't just about running all of them to perform a process quicker. If iMovie used just one core, it still frees the second to perform other system tasks that would otherwise take up the iMovie processor time.

    Plus, with Apple's "Grand Central" (named as such because Apple has never met a technology they couldn't give a marketing name to, even if it is marketed to programmers, who wouldn't understand something as technical as 'better multi-processor support'), more software will take advantage of multiple cores, regardless of the number.

    and most people who buy an iMac can get by just fine.

    Of course they can 'get by'. But that argument is basically saying "It's good enough, and if you want better, you can pay $3000". As opposed to the "Well, we can make the iMac better".

    I would imagine with the way Apple works, a quad wont be available in a iMac until the Mac Pro has eight core CPUs. Who knows.

    And that is how Apple works. Make sure you don't release any computers that might overlap your higher-price line, otherwise people might think they can go for the cheaper model.

  1. SlimGem

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    Tedious

    @ testudo,

    Well apparently you know all there is to know so why bother me? If you have a problem with Apple then contact them and complain. I personally couldn't care less about your vendetta against Macs. After seeing your other little diatribes, It appears you have some sort of psychological hang up. Enjoy your thread.

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