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Gateway Announces DX110, DX210 and FX510 Series Desktop PCs (2006)

Gateway Delivers PC Powerhouse for Digital Enthusiasts

Gateway, Inc. today announces new desktop PC models for consumers and small businesses. The new high-performance Gateway FX510 Series can be customized with leading-edge graphics solutions and blazing fast Intel Pentium Extreme Edition Dual Core 955 processor to suit the needs of digital enthusiasts and gamers. The new Gateway DX Series PCs feature the latest technology for PC customers on a budget.

“To satisfy demanding gamers and digital media enthusiasts, we’re offering the most powerful technology options available today in our new Gateway FX510 Series desktops,” said Marc Demars, Gateway’s senior director of product marketing. “With new features such as the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition Dual Core 955 processor, leading-edge graphics solutions, advanced high-end audio, and huge hard disk drives, we are truly delivering a PC powerhouse.”

Gateway customers who visit http://www.gateway.com/ or call 1-800-GATEWAY can choose from three new PC series, the DX110, DX210 and FX510 Series. By ordering direct from Gateway, consumers can fully customize their PCs to meet their needs; they can configure the processor, display, memory, hard drives, optical drives, speakers, audio card, graphics cards, keyboard, software, services and security solutions.

Gateway FX510: Blistering Performance

The Gateway FX510 Series is designed for computer enthusiasts desiring a PC for advanced digital entertainment hobbies and high end PC gaming. The FX510 Series supports the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition Dual Core 955 processor boasting four virtual processing cores as well as the blazing fast Intel Pentium D 900 Series Dual Core processors with 4MB L2 cache. The new FX510 Series uses the Intel 975X Express chipset to boost performance with support for RAID 0 and fast SATA II/300 hard disk drives.

The new Gateway FX510 Series PCs are available with NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX or NVIDIA GeForce 6600 graphics, making them ideal for graphically-intensive applications such as digital video content creation and editing as well as for playing the latest PC games. In addition to standard 7.1 audio support, the Gateway FX510 Series comes with the option for Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Audio card for high fidelity surround sound audio capabilities.

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The new FX510 Series desktops come standard supporting Intel Viiv™ technology with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. In addition, the systems may be upgraded to Microsoft Windows XP Pro. Ready for entertainment, the PCs come standard with an integrated TV tuner and remote control for enjoying live and recorded TV and FM radio from the comfort of the couch. In addition, the FX510XL configuration comes standard with the Gateway’s award-winning 21-inch Widescreen High-Definition LCD monitor, which provides high pixel resolution for a crisp, clear picture and DCDi by Faroudja for enhanced video processing. The LCD can be used in landscape or portrait mode and features picture-in-picture capabilities and multiple video, USB 2.0 inputs and an IEEE 1394 FireWire port.

The Gateway FX510 Series are housed in an advanced 7-bay, quiet and cool BTX chassis featuring an optimized cooling architecture that allows it to easily handle the fastest processors and power-hungry graphics. The design more effectively cools internal components, thereby increasing overall reliability and extending the life of key components by up to 82 percent over traditional ATX designs.(1) The chassis is also tool-free, so customers can quickly and easily add or update cards, hard drives and optical drives. In addition, the desktops provide Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet for a fast network connection.

Gateway FX510 Series Configurations, Pricing and Availability

Available now direct from Gateway, the new FX510 Series desktop PCs can be configured-to-order with popular features and technology. Ready-to-ship configurations and pricing follow:

FX510S FX510X FX510XL
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Processor Intel Pentium D Processor 920 (2.8 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache) Intel Pentium D Processor 920 (2.8 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache) Intel Pentium D Processor 940 (3.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
Memory 1024MB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 Dual Channel 667MHz SDRAM 1024MB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 Dual Channel 667MHz SDRAM 2GB (2 x 1048MB) DDR2 Dual Channel 667MHz SDRAM(2)
Hard drive(2) 250GB SATA II 320GB (2 x 160GB) SATA II RAID 0 1TB (2 x 500GB) SATA II RAID 0
Optical drive CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive DVD+/-R/RW Drive and DVD-ROM DVD+/-R/RW Drive and DVD-ROM
Expansion slots 1 PCI-E x16, 1 PCI-E x4 and 2 PCI slots 1 PCI-E x16, 1 PCI-E x4 and 2 PCI slots 1 PCI-E x16, 1 PCI-E x4 and 2 PCI slots
TV Tuner ATI Theater 550 Pro TV Tuner ATI Theater 550 Pro TV Tuner ATI Theater 550 Pro TV Tuner
Display None 19-inch LCD Display 21-inch LCD Widescreen Display
Video NVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 128MB video memory NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX with 256MB video memory NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX with 256MB video memory
Limited Warranty(3) One year limited warranty One year limited warranty One year limited warranty
Price US $1099.99 US $1999.99 US $2999.99

The DX Series — Gateway DX110 and DX210 — offer an array of customization options at every price point, so customers can design a system that best suits their needs. The DX Series is perfect for families, students and small businesses wanting a PC for taking advantage of digital media and productivity applications at prices that will keep them on budget.

The new DX Series delivers enhanced graphics capabilities using ATI™ Radeon X300 based integrated graphics supporting DirectX 9.0 for enhanced video, mainstream gaming and digital media hobbies. Plus, if customers wish to upgrade their Gateway DX Series PCs with dedicated graphics in the future, they can do so using the systems’ open PCI Express x16 slot. The DX Series is ready to take on these applications, as it uses a 6-bay uBTX chassis, a smaller version of the FX510 chassis that still provides the same noise reduction, cooling and reliability benefits to customers.

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The DX Series PCs offer integrated high-definition audio supporting 7.1 speaker arrangements for vibrant sound. With a wide range of connectivity options, the new DX Series desktops include six USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 FireWire port and integrated 10/100 Ethernet for networking capability. In addition, all systems also come pre-installed with Cyberlink PowerDVD for DVD movie playback and Nero 6 Suite for quick and easy creation of photo slide shows and CD music.

Gateway DX210: Digital Entertainment for Maximum Value

Offering speed, power and performance at a very competitive price, the Gateway DX210 desktop PC is perfect for ripping and burning music, editing photos, playing online games and managing home finances. It features fast 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 processors supporting Hyper-Threading Technology(3), which makes it easier and faster to take on several tasks at once, such as burning a music CD while viewing digital photos. ATI Radeon X300 based integrated graphics add vibrant color and rich detail to games, photos and video. In addition, the systems feature the latest DDR2 SDRAM and large SATA hard drives. The Gateway DX210 PC Series is priced starting at $549.99.

Gateway DX110: All the Essentials

The Gateway DX110 desktop PC is designed for everyday computing tasks such as managing email, web browsing, word processing and other productivity functions at a price that keeps users on budget. Unlike many other entry-level desktops, the DX110 features 64-bit Intel Celeron D processors and ATI Radeon X300 based integrated graphics. It also offers an array of technology options including large 80GB to 160GB hard drives(2). The Gateway DX110 PC is priced starting at only $449.99.

Gateway DX Series Configurations, Pricing and Availability

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Available now direct from Gateway, the new DX Series desktop PCs can be configured-to-order with popular features and technology. Ready-to-ship configurations and pricing follow:

DX110S DX210X
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
Processor Intel Celeron D Processor 331 (2.80 GHz, 533MHz FSB, 256K L2 cache) Intel Pentium 4 Processor 631 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology (3.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)
Memory 256MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM 512MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM
Hard drive (2) 80GB Ultra ATA 160GB SATA
Optical drive CD-RW drive DVD+/-R/RW drive
Expansion slots 1 PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1 and 2 PCI slots 1 PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1 and 2 PCI slots
Display None 17-inch CRT (16.0-inch viewable)
Video Radeon X300 based graphics with up to 256MB shared memory Radeon X300 based graphics with up to 256MB shared memory
Limited Warranty (3) One year limited warranty One year limited warranty
Price US $449.99 US $799.99

The Gateway DX Series PCs can be upgraded to Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition. The new PCs are supported by the company’s standard limited warranty options.(4) Additional service and support options are 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.

Protecting the customer’s data and investment, the new Gateway desktop PCs are pre-installed with s a 90-day trial of McAfee Internet Security Suite™ (Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Firewall and Parental Control).(5) A pro-active service tool called BigFix is included at no charge on all Gateway systems.(5) With the customer’s permission, BigFix identifies and sends messages offering upgrades to enhance the performance or capabilities of the PC.

Additionally, the Gateway System Recovery solution offers all customers the ability to easily recover drivers, applications or the full factory image. The Gateway System Recovery solution provides advanced recovery capabilities that are easily available, so consumers experience less down time in the event of a system issue. Unlike other recovery systems, Gateway’s solution lets customers restore the factory software image while maintaining all data files stored on the PC. Back-up options and restore procedures are simple, thanks to Gateway’s easy-to-understand recovery guide and system recovery interface.

About Gateway
Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. After acquiring eMachines in early 2004, Gateway is now 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 http://www.gateway.com/ for more information.

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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 Celeron 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) Accolade Engineering Solutions, January 2005. The Arrhenius Acceleration Reaction Rate Model is used to estimate the improvement in mean time to failure (MTTF) based on temperature of the component.

(2) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes; TB = 1 trillion bytes.

(3) Performance may vary. See http://www.intel.com for additional information.

(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 conditions apply.

(5) Internet connection required.

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