Gateway Adds Six-In-One Card Reader To Notebook
Beginning this Friday, Gateway will ship what it dubs the first sub-$1,000 notebook PC with an integrated six-in-one card reader.Beginning this Friday, Gateway will ship what it dubs the first sub-$1,000 notebook PC with an integrated six-in-one card reader. The 400L, priced at $999 after a limited $100 rebate, allows users the option of either a Pentium 4-M or mobile Celeron processor, paired with a 15-inch XGA display. The card reader, however, is the 400Ls selling point. Attempting to capitalize on the publics fascination with digital cameras -- which use a variety of digital media -- Gateway will include a reader capable of parsing Compact Flash, Secure Digital, Sony Memory Stick, SmartMedia, IBM Microdrive and Multimedia Card formats.
"Everyone wants a full suite of digital media capabilities, whether theyre at home, at work or on the road and the Gateway 400L gives customers what they are looking for at an incredible price," said Mike Stinson, general manager, mobile products group at Gateway, in a statement. "The Gateway 400L will impress people who are already using digital media applications, or provide a jump start for someone looking to get into it for the first time."