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Gateway Enables Customers to Play both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Movies via its Hybrid-SuperMulti Drive on New GM Series Desktop
[January 30, 2008]

Gateway Enables Customers to Play both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Movies via its Hybrid-SuperMulti Drive on New GM Series Desktop

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- With the introduction of two new powerful desktop PCs available at retail partners nationwide, Gateway makes it easier than ever to afford and enjoy quad-core fueled gaming, entertainment and productivity based tasks.

Both the new Gateway(R) GM5664 and Gateway(R) GT5662 bring the AMD Phenom(TM) Processor and DirectX(R) 10 Technology to the GM and GT Series of desktops, turning up the performance and entertainment capabilities of each line. In addition, Gateway is introducing a new Hybrid-SuperMulti drive on the GM5664, enabling customers to watch both Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.

"Gateway's new retail line up marries high-performance with affordability," said Glenn Jystad, Gateway's senior manager of consumer desktops. "These new systems offer just about everything one could ask for in a powerful PC, delivering a great combination of features that are sure to please."

The AMD Phenom(TM) Processor features extreme quad-core power for dominating the latest games, blazing through processor-intensive programs and delivering unparalleled AMD system performance, while 3GB memory delivers fast system response for effortless multitasking.

The overall system performance of both new PCs is enhanced with the addition of DirectX(R) 10 support with ATI Radeon(TM) HD 2400XT graphics featuring 256MB video memory and HDMI output. Even the most advanced gamers and digital enthusiasts will be amazed by the next-generation of graphics performance with DirectX(R) 10 technology. Rendering hyper-detail, shadows, texture and film-quality images, it brings a new level of realism to the most advanced games and digital video, with more detail per frame than ever before.

Gateway GM5664 Desktop - Extreme Performance for the Enthusiast

With the ability to watch live TV and breeze through the most intense media demands, the Gateway(R) GM Series of PCs are ideal entertainment supercenters. The ultimate PC for media-hungry users, they feature the high-performance horse power needed for playing the latest games and blazing through processor-intensive programs.

Gateway's newest addition to the line, the GM5664 desktop, is ideal for those interested in extreme gaming, digital photo and video editing, watching TV or movies and storing a massive media library.

The new Hybrid-SuperMulti drive lets customers watch both Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs, and features burning capability on any type of DVD or CD disc. Rounding out this media supercenter is an integrated TV tuner(1) with remote control, so consumers can watch, pause and record their favorite live programming.

A 1TB hard drive(2) provides a massive amount of storage capacity for even the largest digital library and the richest media files. For added convenience, users can transfer and file digital photos with one touch using the SmartCopy button. Featuring a 400 watt power supply, this desktop is upgrade ready, with plenty of energy to spare for additional components.

The Gateway GM5664 desktop PC is available now at leading retailers for $1,149.99. Visit for additional information.

Gateway GT5662 Desktop - The Latest Quad-Core Power

Gateway's GT Series of desktops offer intense power, plenty of memory and everyday productivity features for effortless multi-tasking. Incredible system speed allows consumers to easily manage a large music, video or photo library, stream content and bypass loading screens, making them ideal PCs for creating and editing digital content or simply managing finances and staying productive.

Bringing AMD quad-core performance and DirectX(R) 10 Technology to the GT Series makes these leading capabilities available in a Gateway PC costing well under $1,000.

The GT5662 includes a large 500GB hard drive(2), while a SuperMulti drive allows consumers to burn content on to DVDs or CDs. Labelflash(TM) technology(3) enables consumers to add a customized touch, enabling text, digital images or photos to be laser-burned directly onto their personal discs.

The Gateway GM5662 desktop PC is available now at leading retailers for $749.99. Visit for additional information.

           GM5664 Specifications  GT5662 Specifications
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Processor       AMD Phenom(TM) 9600   AMD Phenom(TM) 9500
            Processor (AMD     Processor (AMD
            LIVE!(TM))       LIVE!(TM))
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System Bus       Operates at 2.3GHz /  Operates at 2.2GHz /
            2MB L3 cache / 3600MHz 2MB L3 cache / 3600MHz
            system bus       system bus
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Chipset        NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R)  NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R)
            6150 SE chipset     6150 SE chipset
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Graphics        ATI Radeon(TM) HD    ATI Radeon(TM) HD
            2400XT         2400XT
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Memory         3072MB DDR2 memory,   3072MB DDR2 memory,
            dual channel      dual channel
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Hard Drive(2)     1TB (2 x 500GB) SATA II 500GB SATA II (7200RPM,
            (7200RPM, 16MB cache)  8MB cache)
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Additional Drive Bay  Gateway Portable Media Gateway Portable Media
            Drive Bay        Drive Bay
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Optical Drive     Hybrid Blu-Ray / HD DVD 18x DVD+/-R/RW
            player and SuperMulti  SuperMulti drive
            format DVD-RW DL drive featuring
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Media Reader      High-performance 15-in- High-performance 15-in-
            1 digital media card  1 digital media card
            reader with Smart Copy reader
            button and integrated
            IR receiver
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
TV Tuner        Analog/digital TV tuner Not included
            w/ 3-D comb
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Expansion slots    6 - USB 2.0 ports (2  6 - USB 2.0 ports (2
            front, 4 rear)     front, 4 rear)
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Audio         8-channel (7.1) high-  8-channel (7.1) high-
            definition audio    definition audio
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Speakers        Amplified stereo    Amplified stereo
            speakers (USB powered) speakers (USB powered)
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Keyboard        Windows Elite      Windows Elite
            multimedia keyboard   multimedia keyboard
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Mouse         Windows USB optical 2- Windows USB optical 2-
            button wheel mouse   button wheel mouse
---------------------- ----------------------- -----------------------
Operating System    Windows Vista(R) Home  Windows Vista(R) Home
            Premium         Premium
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Gateway Warranty, Service and Support

The new PCs are supported by the company's standard limited warranty options(4), but to help customers adopt and get the most out of Vista, Gateway recommends Answers by Gateway, which provides 24/7 telephone support for assistance with questions that go far beyond the system's standard limited warranty. For instance, Gateway's experts can help resolve most "how-to" questions about setting up e-mail or a home network, connecting a printer or transferring a home movie. They can also provide help with non-Gateway technology products, assisting with questions related to software, wireless networks, televisions, printers and digital cameras from most major manufacturers. This ensures Gateway customers are getting the most out of their Gateway PC and that their system works seamlessly with all of their consumer electronic equipment.

Additional service and support options are also available. 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. The company's 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.

U.S. Based Telephone Technical Support

While many PC vendors go off-shore to save service costs, Gateway's telephone technical support for U.S. customers is 100-percent based in the United States. Customers are assured their calls are handled by knowledgeable, experienced, well-trained and dedicated support agents close to home(5).

Gateway supports its line of desktop PCs with a limited warranty (2). For more information on Gateway products, customers can visit or call (800) 846-2000.

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. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers and over the web and phone. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world's third-largest PC company. See for more information.

All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. (C)2008 Gateway, Inc. Gateway Terms & Conditions of Sale apply. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Intel and Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) HD requires ATSC digital antenna (not included). HD signal reception depends on multiple factors.

(2) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.

(3) Labelflash(TM) is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation

(4) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit or call 1-800-846-2000 for a free copy. Service agreements are issued and performed by third parties. May not be available in all locations. On-site service technician will be sent if necessary, following phone-based troubleshooting. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.

(5) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.

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