Gateway Upgrades Retail PCs To Up To 6 GB Of Memory

Gateway announced its updated retail notebook and desktop PC offering for the back-to-school season with prices ranging from $549.99 to $1,149.99 MSRP. The notebooks cover screen sizes of 14.1-inch, 15.4-inch and 17-inch and come in various colors such as red, blue, silver and grey, depending on the retailer. Prices are hovering around the $800 mark for mainstream models.

Desktops are starting at $550, but it is the high-end FX4710 that comes with a few noteworthy features. Next to its Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor and an Nvidia GeForce 9800GT graphics card and a 640 GB hard drive, the PC comes with 6 GB of system memory. At a suggested retail price of $1150, (some retailers are offering the PC for $1100) we would have expected a Blu-ray drive to be part of the package, but it seems such an offering is delayed at least until the Christmas season.

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  • Noya
    $1,150 for a shite motherboard, locked BIOS, and mid-range graphics card? Not to mention RAM is dirt cheap, as is the 640gb WD. All crammed into some goofy little case with atrocious thanks.

    Look over to your right, under the NEWS and REVIEWS headers- all Gateway. Now we all know Tom's runs on adverts and sells out to anyone with money (Nvidia), but you just have to laugh at Gateway. Tom's is still an enthusiast site (somewhat) where people come to learn about components and putting together a PC, Gateway's ad execs must be morons.
  • Neog2
    Uh actually for sometime now, Gateways FX line that can be bought
    and most Bestbuys The two lower end models, both contain an 8800GT.

    One has Q6600, other has Q9300, but whats even more interesting than that, is Dell, Gateway, and HP, all having desktops with 6gigs of memory. Its not about the fact that memory is dirt cheap, its just the
    fact that they have it in these sytems.

    Bestbuy has a Dell I believe it is the 110B that has a Q6600 six gigs of memory and either a 500GB, or 640GB hard drive for $949.

    Also HP now mainly uses ASUS motherboards, so expect there new Elites the M series of there desktops that now come with 6gigs in future versions to maybe even have overclocker friendly bioses.

    And Gateway (ACER) Is all over AMD right now, after ACER bought Gateway last year I started seeing those AMD processor, AMD (ATI) chipset motherboards coming out. Then I blieve Gateway was the first Big Box
    Brand to start offering Hybrid Motherboards back in April of this year.

    Hybrid Crossfire motherboards are pretty cool on performance.
    So even if its not a true gaming machine for most hard core people

    A Machine that has a Q9300 Six Gigs of Memory, EVGA 8800GT OC and 640Gigs of hard drive for $1149 is pretty impressive no matter
    how much you try to downnplay it. Its getting harder and harder
    to build systems from scratch. Might as well go buy a machine,
    upgrade the power supply for $100 and by the graphics card of choice.

    Because you will have tons of hard drive space, and memory.
    And the cases on the gateway are actually pretty huge, all most
    as big as the Dell Xps cases.