IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - Gateway today debuts its new Gateway NE Series line of notebooks that deliver the ultimate blend of essential performance, popular features and great extras for learning, playing, being productive and staying in touch.
In addition, the new Gateway NE notebooks feature an all-new design that is sleek and stylish with a matte black finish with brushed stainless steel accents.
"The new Gateway NE Series delivers what families and students are looking for today -- a combination of the most popular features and proven technologies," said Eric Ackerson, mobile product marketing for Gateway. "This new notebook line delivers the outstanding performance and capabilities needed for classes, homework, staying in touch and having fun. Students and families planning back-to-school purchases will definitely want to consider the Gateway NE Series."
The Gateway NE notebook PCs feature a 15.6-inch 720p High Definition LED-backlit widescreen display with a 1366x768 resolution that delivers lifelike details, vibrant color and superior image quality. The 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for enjoying HD movies and video. Plus, the high definition audio and two built-in stereo speakers improve the entertainment experience with crisp, clear sound. The widescreen size makes room for a full-sized keyboard and a dedicated numeric keypad, a great extra for students and anyone using their PC for their small business or home bill paying. The multi-gesture touchpad gives customers the ability to intuitively navigate through programs, websites, photos and more.
The new notebooks deliver essential performance for everyday tasks such as doing research online, playing games, and creating office documents, as they are powered by the latest Intel processors with TurboBoost Technology 2.0. Video and graphics playback is further enhanced with Intel HD graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory paired with up to 4GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory (upgradeable to 8GB).
Easily Connects to Display, Peripherals; Quick Connection to Social Networks
The Gateway NE Series has the connectors and ports that make it incredibly useful as the center point of a digital home. Customers can use the three USB 2.0 ports to connect to printers, displays and consumer electronics such as cameras and camcorders. The HDMI port lets customers use a convenient, single cable connection to deliver high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio to a home theater or external LCD. The notebooks also feature media card readers that accept popular media cards (Secure Digital, Multimedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and xD) and large-capacity hard drives ranging from 320GB to 500GB of capacity,(1) so customers will be able to easily and quickly access, download, store and share their digital media content. The Super-multi DVD provides fast multimedia and reliable movie playback and can be used for storing digital content.
Staying in touch is easy with the Gateway NE Series notebook. It features an integrated "social networking" button that allows customers to launch Facebook, YouTube and Flickr with a single touch. With it, customers can see real-time network updates on their status feed, as well as provide updates to their own sites with information, images and video. The integrated high-definition 1.3MP webcam allows web chats and video emails in extra clarity thanks to its 1280x1024 resolution. Also, it comes with 802.11b/g/n WiFi Certified connectivity for a wireless connection to the Internet at home, businesses, and hot spots, as well as Gigabit Ethernet LAN for a fast wired online connection.
The Gateway NE Series includes MyBackup functionality that gives customers a way to quickly and easily back-up all important files. Easily accessible with the integrated software, customers can quickly and easily back up files to another location such as a USB drive, DVD, external hard disk drive, or another hard drive partition.
Gateway NE Series Availability, Price and Configuration
The well-equipped NE Series is available now at leading retailers in a variety of configurations. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices range from $328 to $529.99.
Gateway Limited Warranty, Service and Support
The Gateway NE Series notebook PCs are backed by a one year warranty unless otherwise specified.(2) 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. In addition to the company's standard limited warranty options, its 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.(3)
Customers who buy a Gateway Ultrabook PC pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate will be eligible to purchase Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) ERP. The offer is valid June 2, 2012 through January 31, 2013. For complete details visit http://windowsupgradeoffer.com.
Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering stylish, user-friendly products and world-class customer service. Gateway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Acer Inc., the world's second-largest PC company. Through collaboration with suppliers, the company strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain. See www.gateway.com for more information.
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(1) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.
(2) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit gateway.com 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. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
(3) Service methods subject to change without notice or obligation.