Gateway debuts One ZX All-in-One PC with Windows 7

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 07 2009 @ 18:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gateway introduced a line of One ZX All-in-One PCs today, these systems feature 20" or 23" LCD displays with multitouch support and come with Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system.

Prices start at $749.99 for the Gateway One ZX4800-02, that system has a 20" LCD display with 1600 x 900 pixel resolution, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300 2.1GHz processor, Intel GL40 chipset with integrated graphics, 4GB DDR2 memory, 750GB HDD, slot loaded DVD burner, memory card reader, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports, a HD webcam, built-in 5W speakers, and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

Users who need a larger display can opt for the $1,399.99 Gateway One ZX6810-01, that system features a 23" LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Other features include the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200S 2.33GHz processor, Intel GM45 chipset, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 1GB graphics, 8GB DDR3 memory, 1TB HDD, 64GB SSD (for OS and apps), slot load DVD burner, memory card reader, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, integrated HD webcam, built-in 5W speakers, hybrid TV tuner with remote control and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

Both systems will be available by late October or early November and a faster FX6810-01 will follow later this year.

Here's some info about the special Touch features of the One ZX Series:

Leveraging the advanced touch capabilities of Windows 7 and multi-touch, the next generation of touch screen technology, the One ZX Series gives consumers a whole new way to interact with their digital data. Delivering a superior touch screen experience, multi-touch offers more gesture combinations than single touch screens; a finer, more accurate way to interface with the PC, and an experience that is fast, intuitive and fun to use. And for those needing to save even more space, the keyboard is now optional.

With multi-touch, consumers simply touch icons on the PC’s screen with just one or two fingertips to launch applications, movies, music, zoom in and out on photos and websites, resize windows and handwrite notes.

In addition, the unique Gateway TouchPortal, an intuitive interface that lies on the top of Windows 7, serves as the starting point for managing a suite of Gateway one-touch “gadgets” and Microsoft touch applications. Gateway’s TouchGadgets provide quick access to music, videos, photos, social media networks and more, and include:

  • TouchMusic – create and move music, albums and playlists between multiple devices and applications to enjoy music when and where consumers want it.
  • TouchPhoto – view, enjoy and share digital photos simply.
  • TouchMediaShare – enjoy and share digital media such as video, create slideshows and easily store, share and upload it with a single touch.
  • TouchFriends – make social networks easier to access and more intimate with one-touch access to Facebook and Flikr.
  • TouchMemo – handy notepad lets customers jot down quick notes for themselves and others and leave on the “desktop” as a reminder.

    In addition, the TouchPortal includes several third party applications optimized for Windows 7 multi-touch, including:

  • Cyberlink YouCam 3.0 – enhances web chats; add flames to the background, put on funny hats, or change yourself into an Avatar
  • WildTangent games – a suite of games that are operated by touch
  • WIN 7 Touch Pack – a set of six multi-touch optimized casual games and applications. Games include: Microsoft Blackboard, Microsoft Garden Pond and Microsoft Rebound. Applications include: Microsoft Surface Globe - lets users browse the world and zoom in on any location on a virtual 3D earth; Microsoft Painter - a touch-based drawing tool; Microsoft Surface Collage - a touch-enabled background; and Microsoft Surface Lagoon - a touch interactive screensaver.

    When users want to return to the familiar Windows 7 environment, they merely peel back the Gateway TouchPortal interface with a quick swipe of a finger.

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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