Gateway Offers New Desktop Line

The company says the new desktop line, which will feature Core 2 Duo technology, will improve digital content creation and PC gaming applications.

Gateway is continuing to set its sights on the high-end desktop market.

The Irvine, Calif., PC maker unveiled its new line of FX530 desktops on Oct. 30. These desktops will feature Intels Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme processors along with 975x supporting chip sets, which the company said will give customers a desktop capable of supporting applications such as digital content creation and PC gaming.

The desktop series, which starts at $2,499, will start shipping on Nov. 2, the company said in a statement.

In the past few months, Gateway has begun offering more high-end PCs and reinvigorated its direct sales program. On Aug. 3, the company announced a new desktops series, the E-6610, to appeal to business users.

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All three desktops in the new FX530 line feature ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition Dual Graphic Cards with 521MB of DDR3 RAM (double data rate 3 random access memory).

The new PCs also come with Microsofts Windows XP operating system. Gateway said the desktops can be upgraded to the Vista OS, when it is released later this year.

The FX530XG comes with a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz processor, 2048MB of DDR2 SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM) and two 150GB hard drives. In a statement, Gateway said the PC will start at $2,499.

The company also announced the FX530XT desktop, which features a Core 2 Extreme 2.93GHz processor, 2048MB of DDR2 SDRAM and two 150GB hard drives. The company said the starting price is set at $3,999.

Finally, the FX530XL has a Core 2 Extreme 2.93GHz processor with 4096MB of DD2 SDRAM and two 750GB hard drives. This PC is priced at $4,999, according to Gateway.

In its announcement, Gateway said that all three PCs in the FX530 line can be upgraded to Intels quad-core processor when it is released.

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