Gateway Introduces New FX Series Desktops

Gateway has unveiled two new FX Series desktops designed for extreme gaming and other high-performance, graphic-intensive multimedia applications. Gateway's new FX Series desktops provide the raw power necessary for gamers to dominate the latest games and blaze through multi-threaded programs with unparalleled speed. The FX7020 is a value-based gaming power house costing close to $1,000 less than comparable systems. The FX540 brings several new technologies to the FX line, including NVIDIA SLI technology for powerful, elegant and super-rich graphics for games and other graphics-intensive applications.

Featuring AMD quad-core power and DirectX 10 graphics, the Gateway FX7020 is powerful enough to handle just about any graphic-intensive task. With a compelling price point of just $1,099, it costs well below a comparable $2,000 system. With the introduction of a value-based desktop in its flagship FX computer line, Gateway brings high-performance gaming within reach of most mainstream consumers.

The Gateway FX540 Series is the next generation of Gateway's flagship no-compromise desktop line. Designed for extreme gaming, digital content creation and advanced multitasking, it is designed for enthusiasts who want the latest in cutting-edge technology but don't want to spend a fortune.

The Gateway FX7020 Brings Gaming to the Masses

Featuring quad core power and high-end graphics, the FX7020 takes the guess-work out of purchasing a gaming PC. Challenging the specs and performance of systems costing almost twice as much, the FX7020 features the most advanced AMD quad-core power and NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT graphics. The AMD Phenom Processor blazes through games and other multi-threaded programs with remarkable speed, while the NVIDIA 8800GT graphics solution features 112 stream processors and ultra-fast frame rates to play the hottest DirectX 10 games with 512MB video memory in a single card. Combined with 3GB of memory, the FX7020 delivers incredible overall system speed, deftly handling multiple tasks, delivering rich demanding content and speedily running all applications.

Featuring a 400 watt power supply, the FX7020 can support additional high-performance hardware and future expansion requirements.

Rounding out its raw processing power is a combo standard definition (NTSC)/high definition (ATSC) TV Tuner with a Media Center remote control, so customers can watch and record live television. Rich 8-channel, 7.1 high-definition audio delivers a premium sound experience for viewing the latest games, online entertainment and DVD movies.

Customers with large photo and music libraries will appreciate the integrated Labelflash technology, which makes burning personalized discs quick and easy. Using the same laser that burns content onto discs, Labelflash can also burn unique, custom made labels directly onto DVDs and CDs. These high-resolution, transparent and scratch-resistant images do not require an external printer or paper labels.

The FX7020 boasts a slick, jet-black design with metallic keyboard, mouse and system accents and copper LED status lights.

- AMD Phenom 9600 Processor (AMD LIVE!) (operates at 2.3GHz; 2MB L3 cache; 3600MHz system bus);
- Windows Vista Home Premium;
- NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE chipset;
- NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT (w/512MB on board memory);
- 3072MB DDR2 memory, dual channel;
- 500GB SATA II (7200RPM, 16MB Cache);
- 18x DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash technology;
- High-performance 15-in-1 digital media card reader with Smart Copy button and integrated IR receiver;
- 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 front; 4 rear);
- 8-Channel (7.1) high-definition audio;
- Amplified stereo speakers (USB powered);
- Elite multimedia keyboard;
- USB optical 2-button wheel mouse;
- Analog/digital TV tuner w/ 3-D combo (PCIe);
- Gateway Portable Media Drive Bay.

Gateway FX540 Delivers the "w00t" Factor

Featuring the horsepower and technology to deliver a superior computing experience, the Gateway FX540 is desktop created for extreme gaming, digital photography, video editing or managing large amounts of data, such as music and photo libraries.

Gaming enthusiasts can play the most advanced games on high-resolution displays without sacrificing performance or breaking the bank. The FX540 brings several new leading technologies to the FX line, including:
- an NVIDIA SLI-capable motherboard;
- dual PCIe x16 slots with SLI support;
- the ability to run dual NVIDIA 8800 GT/GTX factory limited warranted over-clocked video cards in SLI mode for the maximum performance;
- support for 800MHz memory standard on select systems;
- dual Gigabit Ethernet for maximum online gaming performance.

As an SLI-Ready PC, the FX540's NVIDIA nForce SLI motherboard and SLI-Ready graphics card give it the ability to be upgraded with a second graphics card. No other PC component upgrade can offer even close to the gaming performance boost gained from adding this second card. Gateway will offer several configurations, including a factory limited warranted overclocked model. Furthering its appeal, the FX540 includes dual Gigabit Ethernet ports to eliminate network bottlenecks and improve performance when gaming online.

Last but not least, the Gateway FX540 Series includes a 700 watt power supply, ensuring it can support any additional high-performance hardware or future expansion requirements.

Of course, no Gateway desktop is complete without a Gateway high-definition widescreen display to complement the viewing and computing experience. Gateway offers a range of sizes and models, including a stunning 30-inch and 24-inch LCD.

Gateway XHD3000 30-inch Extreme HD Display

The world’s first “Quad-HD” display, the XHD3000 delivers more than four times the resolution of standard 720p high-definition along with advanced display technology. As a result, it’s ideal for consumers who want a truly remarkable, cinema-quality viewing experience.

Its state-of-the-art technology makes it uniquely suited for both entertainment and computing, such as viewing and editing HD video, playing online, PC and console games, as well as running creative and artistic PC applications. It features a stunning 2560x1600 widescreen ultra-high resolution and uses the Silicon Optix Realta HQV video processor for incredibly detailed images. In addition, the display’s advanced upconversion makes standard-definition video look high-definition, and will even upscale 1080p high-definition video to an astonishing 1600p.

To further boost the entertainment experience, the XHD3000’s DXP powered speaker system delivers incredibly rich, detailed sound using eight high-powered, low-profile neodymium transducers. These contribute to the system’s ability to generate amazingly clean and high-volume sound with an exceptional dynamic range. As a result, customers will get superb sound fidelity that perfectly complements the system’s exceptional video.

The Gateway 24-inch High Definition Widescreen LCD (FHD2400)

This large display delivers such features as soft touch controls, ultrabright glare panels with fast response times, high definition resolutions, and DCDi by Faroudja enhanced video processing. With 1080p HD support and 1920x1200 resolution, this display is suitable for viewing PC content, high-definition video and multimedia applications. An auto-rotation capability allows the display to be viewed in both landscape and portrait modes, providing a 160-degree viewing angle.

Universal connections to content and video sources via multiple analog and digital video inputs make it just as easy to use with consumer electronics as with a PC. The EzTouch bezel features back-lit buttons that remain effectively invisible until needed. The touch-sensitive controls provide access to on-screen menus for tuning the brightness, contrast and other features of the displays.

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