Gateway Intros New FX And LX Series PCs

Anyone else notice how Gateway is making a slow and steady comeback? I mean, they're not making top of the line stuff but it's rather impressive for where the company was just a few short years ago. Now Gateways is announcing two new PCs, one for gamers and one for media lovers, that are sure to add a bit more competition to the market.

 

First up is the FX6710, which is meant for gamers and gamers only. This PC features an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor, a 750GB hard drive, 6GB RAM, Creative X-Fi audio, ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics and more. Many will be pleased to hear the totally reasonable price on this one, just $1,199.

The LX6200 is meant for those that enjoy all things multimedia. It's specs are somewhat better than the FX model in some areas, though it is not better in every aspect. Rather, it is tailored for watching movies, listening to music, etc. Specs for the LX model include a 750GB hard drive, 8GB RAM, an AMD Phenom X4 9500 quad-core processor and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card for $779. The best part? Both models are available now.

GATEWAY INTRODUCES ITS NEWEST FX SERIES GAMING PC

AND DEBUTS NEW LX SERIES FOR DIGITAL MEDIA ENTHUSIASTS

New desktop PCs help consumers maximize their budgets

as the holiday season approaches

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2008 – Continuing to put the fun and value in

high-performance desktop PCs, Gateway today introduced two new models

designed for gaming and digital media enthusiasts.

The Gateway(r) FX6710, the latest gaming titan in the FX Series, follows

the footsteps of previous models, using Intel-fueled muscle to blow

through processor intensive tasks and help gamers conquer their digital

challenges with ease.

The Gateway(r) LX6200 desktop PC makes its debut as the first model in a

new line of LX Series PCs designed for digitally creative consumers.

With AMD quad-core performance, a whopping 8GB of RAM and blazingly fast

graphics, it is ideal for designing web pages and blogs, creating

digital photo albums, editing and uploading videos and producing

personal music CDs.

"Consumers looking to maximize their budgets as the holiday season

approaches will appreciate these affordable, powerful, no-compromise

systems that get the job done without breaking the bank," said Glenn

Jystad, Senior Manager, Desktop Products. "The FX6710 offers top-notch

gaming performance at an incredible price, while our new LX6200 makes

pursuing digital media hobbies a much more affordable and realistic

proposition."

FX Series = Gaming Master

Widely recognized as one of the best values in gaming computers today,

the Gateway FX Series PCs provide the perfect blend of performance,

graphics and audio for those who want to experience their digital

entertainment full throttle.

The copper color trimmed FX features a top-of-the-line Intel(r) Core(TM)

2 Q9400 Processor, Windows Vista(r) Premium 64-bit, 6GB memory, advanced

ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4850 graphics and Creative's X-Fi gaming audio

capabilities, allowing even the most advanced games to be played at high

resolutions with life-like audio.

LX Series = Digital Powerhouse

The new Gateway LX line is a digital media powerhouse designed for

enthusiasts focused on digital photography, video editing and

music-based content creation.

Featuring bright blue accent trim, the LX6200 owes its lightning-quick

system response to the supercharged quad core AMD Phenom(TM) X4 9500

processor coupled with Windows Vista(r) Premium 64-bit and 8MB of

memory.

Topped off with ATI Radeon(TM) HD3200 graphics, Dolby Home Theater audio

and a TV tuner, the LX Series brings movies, online video and games to

life.

New Chassis Design Focuses on Ease of Use and Convenience

Sharing the same newly designed chassis, the FX and LX desktops include

new user friendly features. Adding to the new sleek steam-lined look,

Gateway has designed several "pop-up" and "pop-out" doors into the

system which keep ports tucked away, out-of-view and free from dust and

debris. Featured on the top of the chassis is a pop-up door which

provides convenient access to media ports and the Smart Copy button,

which simplifies the storing of digital photos.

Found on the lower front portion of the PC is a pop-out door which hides

the i/o ports most often used for "temporary" items such as a

microphone, headphone, 1394 and analog video capture cables. (The i/o

ports for more permanent connections such as printers, scanners, etc.

are located on the back of the system.)

Touch-sensitive media control buttons near the top of the system provide

easy access for controlling DVDs, music play lists and TV functionality.

Both the FX and LX models can include Blu-ray Disc(TM) optical drives.

In addition, LED indicators found along the front top offer real time

status of wireless LAN and IR activity.

While all the FX and LX models come with two internal hard drives,

customers can quickly and easily add a third and fourth hard drive by

simply sliding out a tray located on the front lower section of the

chassis. A completely tool-less

process, users simply insert the hard drive into the tray and Vista will

immediately recognize and configure it for use.

Recognizing the growing need for data protection, Gateway has added a

backup button on the front of the system, which is tied to the backup

feature found in Vista. Using this button, consumers can quickly and

confidently copy their files to any storage location they choose.

The redesigned chassis provides a roomy interior, allowing enough space

for users to add even the largest of video cards. A fan situated behind

the card slots keeps cool air flowing while an open base allows for

maximum venting, ensuring the system keeps cool even while engaged in

warfare and mayhem. Gateway's cable management system has also been

redesigned, allowing easy access to the motherboard and other internal

components.

Specifications, Pricing and Availability

Gateway(r) FX6710-01: Available now at leading retailers for a MSRP of

$1,199.99.

* Intel(r) Core(TM) 2 Quad Processor Q9400 (Quad-Core) (2.66Ghz, 2x3MB

L2 cache, 1333MHz FSB)

* ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4850 w/ 512MB discrete video memory

* 6GB DDR2 memory, dual channel

* 750 GB SATA II (7200 RPM, 16MB cache) hard drive(1)

* 18x DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash(TM) Technology(2)

* 15-in-1 high-speed digital media card reader with Smart Copy Button

* Windows Vista(r) Premium 64-bit with SP1

* 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 front / 4 rear)

* 1 eSATA port

* 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 front / 1 rear)

* 8-channel (7.1) high-definition audio with amplified stereo speakers

Gateway(r) LX6200-01: Available now at leading retailers for a MSRP of

$779.99.

* AMD Phenom(TM) X4 9500 Quad Core Processor (2.2Ghz, 2MB L3 cache and

3600MHz HT3.0 bus)

* ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3200 graphics (UMA)

* Analog/Digital TV Tuner with 3-D Comb

* 8GB DDR2 memory, dual channel

* 750 GB SATA II (7200 RPM, 16MB cache) hard drive(1)

* 18x DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash(TM) Technology(2)

* 15-in-1 high-speed digital media card reader with Smart Copy Button

* Windows Vista(r) Premium 64-bit with SP1

* 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 front / 4 rear)

* 1 HDMI port (rear)

* 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 front / 1 rear)

* 8-channel (7.1) high-definition audio with amplified stereo speakers

Gateway Limited Warranty, Service and Support

The Gateway FX and LX Series Desktops are backed by a one year limited

warranty(4). 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(3). In addition to the company's standard limited

warranty options, its 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.

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.