Gateway also released the 15.6" MD series notebooks, they will soon be available with prices starting at $649.99.
Digital media enthusiasts will appreciate the entertainment-ready MD Series with a 16:9 aspect ratio and high-definition 15.6-inch widescreen display that vibrantly delivers a first-rate viewing experience. The high-resolution 1366x768 display makes movies and digital content appear crisp and clear. Sharing video and audio externally is easy with the HDMI v1.3 media connection; it lets consumers connect to a display device for enjoying high-definition video and audio through a single connection. In addition, the line has the option for dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 graphics with DirectX 10 support and 512MB Confirmed Dedicated Memory for enjoying cinematic playback of games, graphics and video with 3D visual effects.
In addition, the Gateway MD Series is ready for entertainment at any time and in a range of lighting conditions. Illuminated Multimedia Touch Controls give consumers quick, easy access to their digital media and frequently-used entertainment programs. The ambient light sensor adjusts the display brightness according to the external lighting, so customers always have an excellent viewing experience.
Additional popular technologies allow customers to stay connected and be productive while on the go. The integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam lets consumers take and send video emails, voice over IP and still photos as well as enjoy live videoconferencing. Consumers can connect via 802.11a/b/g Draft-N with expanded wireless features, and all models include Gigabit Ethernet for a fast wired connection.
The premium design of the new MD Series is as impressive as its capabilities. Available in two colors, burgundy and black, the new notebook line features a sculptured design that blends materials and edges for a cohesive look and feel marked by the cover's distinctive branding stripe flanked by silver accents. Both burgundy and black feature a textured palm rest and polished keyboard surround.
The MD Series notebook line was designed to support a range of technologies that will meet consumers' daily entertainment and productivity needs while fitting into many budgets. The MD Series platform will offer processor technology from both Intel and AMD, including Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2 and AMD Turion X2 processors. It can support up to 500GB of storage space and 4GB of DDR2 memory. Plus, the line was developed to support new technologies as they become more widespread, such as Blu-ray optical drives for enjoying the latest high-definition movies.