Nettop? All-in-one? Sometimes you just want a good ole' fashioned desktop, and that's where Gateway's new DX and SX PCs come into play. The SX small form factor, pictured above, has packed in a 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Quad with GMA X4500 integrated graphics, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 640GB HDD, a 18x DVD writer, multi-card reader, nine USB 2.0 ports, multi-card reader, firewire and eSATA, HDMI and VGA outputs, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Asking price for that setup is $499, but if you're looking to game, we don't see much room for adding a hipper graphics card. On the slightly heftier side, the DX mini-tower boasts either an Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4 with NVIDIA GeForce G210 / ATI Radeon 4650 graphics cards, respectively, up to 8GB DDR3 and 1TB HDD, eight USB 2.0 ports, and all the other amenities of the SX for a starting price of $750. Both models are expected for release end of June, which means pretty much now-ish. To top it off, the company's also just released a new FHD display series in 21.5, 23, and 24-inch varieties, and it looks like there's been a spec refresh to its LX and FX desktop lines. Full press release after the break.
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Gateway unveils DX mini-tower and SX small form factor PCs


GATEWAY'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL DESKTOP PCs INCLUDE SMALLER, MORE COMPACT DESIGNS THAT ARE BIG ON VALUE AND CAPABILITIES

New Gateway Monitors Offer Edge-to-Edge Glass and Premium Features

IRVINE, Calif., June 24, 2009 Today Gateway introduced smaller, more powerful back-to-school desktop PCs featuring leading technologies ideal for productivity, entertainment and digital photography. From the tiny small form factor SX Series to the compact DX Series mini-tower line, Gateway's new desktops are big on value, power and features. Complementing these desktops are Gateway's FHD Series of monitors featuring a new edge-to-edge glass design.

"Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to desktop size, especially in a cramped dorm room,² said Glenn Jystad, senior manager, desktop products, Gateway. "Our smaller models include more than enough capabilities and leading technologies for the vast majority of students and general consumers, and help save costs and space.²

Lifestyle Enhancing Features

Big on user-friendly features, both SX Series and DX Series PCs include several unique design elements that address how people use computers today, making the overall computing experience more convenient and intuitive.

Families and photo buffs managing large amounts of digital images will find Gateway's unique "digital photo frame² button one of their favorite features on both of the new PCs. With a single touch, it delivers a slide show of favorite photos, perfect for displaying and enjoying new baby pictures, wedding or vacation photos.

To make transferring photos and other data to the PCs easier, Gateway included a handy "device deck² on the new systems. This small recessed area on top of the chassis is the perfect spot to set a camera, MP3 player or camcorder while connecting to USB ports and downloading media.

In addition, the front access digital media card reader can be tilted upward, so it can be easily seen and accessed if the chassis is placed under a desk; a rear cable management hook makes it easy to organize cables running from the rear ports; and a grip on the backside of the chassis makes it easy to pick up and move the systems from location to location.

SX Series Desktops

Gateway's first small form factor desktop line, the SX Series, delivers all the power and technology needed for general productivity use and casual gaming, in a tiny size. Small enough to fit nicely in a small dorm room or placed inconspicuously in a kitchen or the family den, it's an ideal solution as a primary or secondary PC.

The first model available in the series is the $499.99 Gateway SX2800-01, which offers a powerful Intel® C2Q 8200 processor coupled with 4GB of memory for quick system response and powering through productivity and multimedia applications with ease.

Integrated Intel® Graphics delivers vibrant video, making it perfectly suited for watching movies, home video, viewing digital photos, or casual game playing. Home theater enthusiasts will appreciate the HDMI port, which delivers the highest quality visuals and high-fidelity audio to a big screen TV or external LCD through a single cable.

The new Gateway SX2800-01 will be available the last week of June at select retailers throughout the U.S. Additional models in this line will be available soon.

Models / Specs / Pricing

SX2800-01 (small form factor)
€ MSRP: $499.99
€ Intel® Core(TM) 2 Quad Q8200 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1333MHz)
€ Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
€ Intel® G43 Express Chipset + ICH10
€ 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
€ 640GB SATA hard drive (1)
€ 18x DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash(TM) Technology (2)
€ Multi-in-one digital media card reader
€ Windows® Vista Home Premium 64 bit
€ 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) LAN
€ 9 USB 2.0 ports (5 front / 4 rear)
€ 1 IEEE 1394a port (front, mini)
€ 1 eSATA port (rear)
€ 1 HDMI port (rear)
€ 1 VGA port (rear)
€ High-definition audio with 6-channel (5.1) audio support
€ USB powered stereo speakers

DX Series Desktops

Gateway's new DX Series models are multimedia and entertainment powerhouses. Offering a choice of AMD or Intel Dual- or Quad-Core processors, massive amounts of memory and gigantic hard drives, these compact mini-towers deliver extreme performance and incredible system response to power users' intense demands.

Whether students are dominating the latest games, watching streaming video or editing data for school assignments, the DX line provides all the power needed to handle processor-hungry multimedia applications.

Cutting edge audio and visual entertainment features make the new DX models the ideal desktops for all types of digital entertainment and serious graphic applications. Smooth video playback with extraordinarily detailed environments and film-quality game effects are achieved through NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Theater-like sound is delivered through 8-channel high definition audio support.

The DX Series also offers expansion capabilities, including two external 5.25², three internal 3.5² bays and numerous expansion slots for full size video cards, wireless LAN or advanced audio cards (two PCI, one PCIE x1 and one PCI-E x16).

The new Gateway DX Series of mini-tower PCs includes several models which will be available the last week of June at select retailers throughout the U.S. Two sample configurations follow.

Models / Specs / Pricing

DX4300-03 (mini-tower)
€ MSRP: $749.99
€ AMD Phenom(TM) X4 9750 (2.4GHz, 512KBx4 L2 cache, 2400MHz)
€ ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4650 graphics card (1GB video memory)
€ AMD® RS780 chipset
€ 8GB DDR2 SDRAM
€ 1TB SATA hard drive (1)
€ 18x DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash(TM) Technology (2)
€ Multi-in-one digital media card reader
€ Windows® Vista Home Premium 64-bit
€ 802.11 b/g wireless
€ 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) LAN
€ 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 front / 4 rear)
€ 1 HDMI port (rear / mini)
€ 1 DVI port
€ High-definition audio with 8-channel (7.1) audio support
€ USB powered stereo speakers
€ TV Tuner

DX4820-02 (mini-tower)
€ MSRP: $899.99
€ Intel® Core(TM) 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66GHz, 4MB L2 cache)
€ NVIDIA® GeForce® G210 graphics card (512MB video memory)
€ Intel G43 Express chipset
€ 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
€ 750GB SATA hard drive (1)
€ 18x DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash(TM) Technology (2)
€ Multi-in-one digital media card reader
€ Windows® Vista Home Premium 64 bit
€ 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) LAN
€ 8 USB 2.0 ports (4 front / 4 rear)
€ 1 1394 (rear / miniport)
€ 1 HDMI port (rear)
€ 1 VGA port (rear)
€ High-definition audio with 8-channel (7.1) audio support
€ Gateway FHX2300 bmid 23² HD Widescreen LCD
o 1920 x 1080 resolution
o 75Hz (maximum) refresh rate
o 5ms response rate
o 40000:1 max (dynamic) contrast ratio
o 300cd/m2 brightness
o 160° (H)/160° (V) viewing angles
o 16.7 million colors
o 6 + Hi-FRC bits
o Inputs: 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D (HDCP), 1x VGA
o (2) 2 W speakers
o Energy Star Compliant

Gateway FHD Series of Monitors Provide Rich Features and Elegant Edge-to-Edge Design

The Gateway FHD Series of high-definition LCD monitors offer consumers the best in performance and design. The stylish new line features an edge-to-edge screen, elegant black bezel, metallic-silver highlights and an L-shaped stand with a brushed-aluminum finish. Discreet touch-sensitive controls add to the clean streamlined design, while automatically sensing contact with the lightest touch.

All of the FHD monitors offer the maximum level of HD support with a 16:9 aspect ratio, increasing multitasking possibilities to enhance productivity and deliver an exceptional multimedia experience. Additionally, the 1920x1080 resolution makes the monitors ideal for 1080p full HD gaming, movies, multimedia content and productivity applications.

To further enhance the visual performance of the monitors, the Gateway FHD Series features high contrast ratios, fast response times and 300 cd/m2 brightness. They also offer a versatile card reader, making it easy to display content from a PDA, mobile phone, digital camera or other portable device.

The monitors also provide 170-degree horizontal and 160-degree vertical viewing angles for an improved viewing experience. The displays also support VGA and HDMI as well as DVI (with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) for viewing digital movies, digital photos, PC files and copy protected content.

The flagship monitor of the series, the Gateway FHD2402 offers a high-quality built-in webcam, so having face-to-face contact with friends,family and colleagues is easy and convenient. The webcam features Gateway's ClearLite technology that enhances image capture in low light for clear images in all lighting conditions, and improves frame rate for smooth motion recording.

To boost the visual experience of movies and games, the Gateway FHD monitors also come with two premium built-in speakers for high-performance sound.

The Gateway FHD Series of monitors come in a range of sizes including 21.5-inch, 23-inch and 24-inch. They are available now at select retailers throughout the U.S. Two sample configurations follow:

Models / Specs / Pricing

Gateway FHD2102 bmidgz
€ MSRP: $199.99
€ 21.5-inch Widescreen
€ 1920x1080 Maximum Resolution
€ 60Hz (Maximum) Refresh Rate
€ 5ms Response Time
€ 20000:1 Max (Dynamic) Contrast Ratio
€ 300cd/m2 Brightness
€ 170° (H)/160° (V) Viewing Angles
€ 16.7 Million Colors
€ 6 + Hi-FRC Bits
€ Inputs: 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D (HDCP), 1x VGA, 1 USB hub
€ (2) 2 W Speakers
€ Energy Star Compliant

Gateway FHD2402 bmidgz
€ MSRP: $269.99
€ 24-inch Widescreen
€ 1920x1080 Maximum Resolution
€ 60Hz (Maximum) Refresh Rate
€ 2ms Response Time
€ 40000:1 Max (Dynamic) Contrast Ratio
€ 300cd/m2 Brightness
€ 170° (H)/160° (V) Viewing Angles
€ 16.7 Million Colors
€ 6 + Hi-FRC Bits
€ Inputs: 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D (HDCP), 1x VGA, 1 USB hub
€ (2) 2 W Speakers
€ Energy Star Compliant

About Gateway
Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning products and world-class service to customers worldwide. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world's third-largest PC company. See www.gateway.com for more information.

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