Gateway informed us about the introduction of two new desktop PCs with the Intel Core i7 processor. The most expensive model costs $2,999.99 and features a Intel Core i7 940 processor, Intel X58 based motherboard, ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics, 6GB triple-channel 1066MHz DDR3 memory, 1000GB HDD, 80GB SSD, DVD burner, 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1000W PSU and Windows Vista Home Premium.
An unrivaled value at just $1,249.99, the Gateway® FX6800-01e means the world of extreme gaming and turbo-charged fun isn't limited to high-priced systems costing thousands of dollars. At its heart lies an Intel Core i7-920 processor, providing gamers with the critical horsepower to pwn even the most worthy opponents. Partnered with an ATI Radeon HD4850 video card, 3GB of DDR3 triple channel memory and high definition audio, it delivers the performance, graphics and audio necessary for those who want to experience their digital entertainment full throttle.
"The new Gateway FX6800-01 featuring the Intel Core i7-920 Processor is another example of our commitment to bringing high-performance PCs into the mainstream price range," said Glenn Jystad, senior manager, desktop products for Gateway. "The screaming performance this desktop delivers is more than enough for most gamers, and leaves them with a lot more money for games, as well as the ability to play them better than ever before."
Hard-core gamers who crave white-knuckle rushes and heart-palpitating action will find the Gateway® FX6800-05 delivers all that and more. Aggressively priced at $2.999.99, it is fueled by the even more powerful Intel Core i7-940 processor, making it the ultimate holiday gift and game crusher. Realistic heart-stopping, jaw-dropping visuals are provided by ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 graphics card and 6GB of DDR3 memory for spine-tingling fun.
And the excitement doesn't stop there. In addition to its massive 1TB hard drive, Gateway takes it to the next level, adding a revolutionary new high-speed drive -- an 80GB Intel High Performance Solid State Drive. This industry-leading drive can't be beat for drive-intensive applications with extreme performance needs. Devoid of moving parts, it provides faster and more reliable data storage than traditional hard drives, with less heat and noise.
"Solid state hard drive technology on a gaming PC will make a huge difference in the fun factor," continued Jystad. "Currently used in mission critical environments, users are seeing boot up times that are two to three times as fast and they are running cooler and quieter, and without data fragmentation, all of which are hugely valued by gamers as well."
"Fueled by the best desktop processors on the planet -- with Intel Hyper-Threading and Intel Turbo Boost Technology -- the new Gateway FX Series desktops will transport gamers to a new level of performance and PC enjoyment," said CJ Bruno, vice president, sales and marketing group and president, Intel Americas, Inc. "Not only can the new Intel Core i7 processor handle today's most complex and immersive games, but it's also powerful enough to handle tomorrow's gaming advances, ensuring these new systems will continue to meet customers' needs for years to come."
In addition to their powerful engines, the FX Series desktops offer numerous user friendly features that add convenience, flexibility and value to their overall proposition.
Hidden pop-out doors keep ports tucked away, out-of-view and free from dust and debris. A pop-up on the top of the system provides convenient access to media ports and the Smart Copy button, which simplifies the storing of digital photos. A hidden pop-out on the front hides the i/o ports most often used for temporary items such as a microphone, headphone, and IEEE 1394 cables.
Touch-sensitive media control buttons make it easy to control DVDs, music play lists and TV functionality. Both the models can include Blu-ray Disc(TM) optical drives.
The FX6800 PCs come standard with two internal hard drive bays. Customers can also 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.
A backup button on the front of the system is tied to the backup feature found in Microsoft Windows Vista. Using this button, consumers can quickly and confidently copy their files to any storage location they choose.
Gateway® FX6800-01e: Available now at leading retailers for a MSRP of $1,249.99.
Intel Core i7-920 Processor (2.66Gz Quad-Core w/ Intel Hyper-Threading & Turbo Speed Technology, new 8-thread CPU architecture with automatic acceleration up to 2.93GHz on a single core)
Intel X58 Express Chipset
ATI Radeon HD4850 w/ 512MB Discrete Video Memory
3GB (3072MB DDR3 1066MHz Three Channel Memory [3 x 1024MB])
750GB SATA II hard drive (1) (7200RPM, 16MB cache)
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 Home Premium 64-Bit with Service Pack 1
(8) USB 2.0 Ports, (2) PS/2, (2) IEEE 1394a, (2) eSATA, RJ-45, RJ-11, (8) Audio Ports, (1) Serial Port
HDMI Connector v1.3 (via DVI-HDMI dongle)
500W Power Supply
Gateway® FX6800-05: Available now at leading online retailers, with an MSRP of $2,999.99.
Intel Core i7-940 Processor (2.93GHz Quad-Core w/ Intel Hyper-Threading & Turbo Speed Technology, New 8-thread CPU architecture with automatic acceleration up to 3.20GHz on a single core)
Intel X58 Express Chipset
ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Graphics w/ 2048MB Discrete Video Memory
6GB (6144MB DDR3 1066MHz Three Channel Memory [3 x 2GB DIMM])
1000GB SATA II hard drive (1) (7200RPM, 16MB cache)