Gateway is completing the transformation of its business desktop line to the BTX chassis design, aimed at improving reliability and energy efficiency while reducing heat generation and noise.
The company late last month released three new E-Series desktops that feature the new chassis model. The BTX design places the hottest-running components—such as processors, memory modules and graphics cards—at the center of the chassis, where they can be cooled by a front-to-back airflow.
The seven-bay, high-end E-6500 offers Intels 945G chip set and on-board RAID support. It also offers Intels dual-core Pentium D chip as an option. The midrange E-4500 comes in a six-bay tower design but will be available in a three-bay desktop version this quarter. It offers a range of 64-bit Pentium chips. The entry-level E-2500 is also a six-bay tower and will come in a three-bay desktop version this quarter. It runs on Intels Celeron D or Pentium 4 chips.