Press Release Summary:
Gateway ProfileÂ® 6 integrates all components of desktop PC, including 17 or 19 in. detachable LCD monitor and stereo quality speakers, in one unit. Based on IntelÂ® 945G chipset, system offers processing power via Intel PentiumÂ® D dual core and 2 GB DDR2 memory. Features include choice of desktop optical drives, SATA II-300 HDDs, and IEEE 1394 ports. Unit comes with gigabit LAN for access to network; integrated 802.11b/g wireless is optional.
Original Press Release:
Gateway Provides Most Serviceable All-In-One Desktop PC to the Professional Market
Gateway Profile 6 Offers an Affordable, Space-Saving Solution With All the Power of a Traditional Desktop PC
IRVINE, Calif., March 23 -- Gateway, the nation's third-largest PC vendor, today announced its sixth generation all-in-one desktop PC that provides a substantial cost-savings thanks to a design that is highly serviceable, as well as easy to manage and deploy. Optimized for education, government and business customers, the Gateway Profile(R) 6 integrates all the components of a traditional desktop, including a LCD monitor and stereo quality speakers in a single unit.
"This product is the result of Gateway's nearly decade long refinement of this category as well as the recommendations, wish-lists, and suggestions from literally hundreds of professional organizations," said William Diehl, vice president of product marketing, Gateway. "The new Profile 6 neatly combines the affordability and serviceability of a traditional desktop with the ease of deployment, ergonomics, and style expected from an all-in-one system."
Highly Serviceable Tool-Free System
From the removable back cover to the easily accessible power supply, the Gateway Profile 6 is highly serviceable and virtually tool-free, minimizing the need for lengthy support visits. Optical and floppy drives can be upgraded without using tools, removing the front bezel or replacing retaining screws. Further enhancements include single-handed hard drive replacement and tool-free access to full height PCI and PCI Express x 16 expansion slots. Even the LCD display can be replaced in minutes by a trained IT professional. Increased service flexibility is achieved by the use of many industry standard desktop components allowing IT departments to leverage a common spare parts pool.
Gateway's new all-in-one PC provides the latest performance technology and most-sought after desktop PC features in a single unit. Based on Intel's 945G chipset and configurable with a 17-inch or 19-inch detachable LCD display for easy serviceability, Gateway Profile 6 offers processing power up to Intel(R) Pentium(R) D dual core and 2GB DDR2 memory. With a wide choice of desktop optical drives, SATA II-300 hard drives, IEEE 1394 ports as well as optional integrated 802.11b/g wireless, this all-in-one is as welcome on an executive's desk as it is in a call center, kiosk or computer lab.
The Gateway Profile 6 comes standard with gigabit LAN for traditional access to the network. For organizations interested in wireless networking, it features an optional integrated 802.11b/g wireless solution that simplifies deployment and eliminates cumbersome external antennas.
Affordability Throughout Its Lifecycle
The Gateway Profile 6 offers cost efficiencies throughout its lifecycle -- from initial acquisition through retirement. With a cost about the same as a traditional desktop PC plus LCD monitor, Gateway's all-in-one design means single-step system deployment using an integrated handle, fewer cables to connect and less packaging. IT staff are able to save time and be more productive by having only one unit to track and support. Additionally, due to the integrated design, when it's time to retire the unit, disposal costs are about half that of the traditional desktop/LCD combination.
Efficient Design Provides Ergonomic Advantages
The Gateway Profile 6 maximizes workspace, reduces cumbersome and unsightly cables and offers a polished, clutter-free look, making it perfect for space-constrained areas or public spaces where aesthetics are important. Additionally, its highly ergonomic design offers a height/tilt adjustable LCD, integrated stereo speakers, and front access to the optical and floppy/media reader drives, power button, audio jacks, and USB ports. Hardware-based monitor adjustment and volume controls further add to its ease of use.
Comprehensive Security Solution
To fully protect the user's investment, Gateway Profile 6 comes with the GatewayShield(TM) security solution, a comprehensive security system for data, Internet and hardware protection(1). For data protection, this system is designed with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, an industry standard for meeting Trusted Computing Platform requirements. Integrated onto the motherboard, this chip provides enhanced protection against data theft by encrypting files, authenticating network access and passwords, and
safeguarding email communications and file transfers.
To protect users while on the Internet or Intranet, the Gateway Profile 6 comes with a 90-day complimentary subscription to Symantec Client Security for network and system security(2). Additionally, to protect the system from theft, the back panel can be secured with a Kensington-type locking mechanism, either key-based or combination cable lock systems.
Pricing and Availability
The Gateway Profile 6 will be available in April 2006 and has a starting price of $1,199 including the 17" LCD monitor. This new all-in-one PC offers several configurations, including one optimized for small businesses. Sample base configurations are as follows:
Gateway Profile 6
Operating system Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP
Professional Edition (SP2)
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4
Processor 631 supporting
(3.0 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2
Memory 512MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM
Hard drive 80GB SATA II(4)
Optical drive CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
Expansion slots 1 PCI-E x16, 2 PCI slots
(1 full-height, 1 half-height)
Display 17-inch LCD Display
Video Integrated Intel Graphics
Media Accelerator 950 with up
to 224MB max dynamic video
Network Controller Integrated 10/100/1000 Intel
TPM 1.2 hardware support
Limited Warranty Three year limited warranty(5)
Price US $1,199
Service and Support Programs
The new desktop PC is supported by the company's standard limited warranty options. Additional service and support options are available. 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. The company's 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. For more information on Gateway products, customers can visit www.gateway.com or call (800) 846-2000.
Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. After acquiring eMachines in early 2004, Gateway is now the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and indirect sales force. See www.gateway.com for more information.
All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices exclude shipping and handling. Applicable taxes extra. Gateway Terms and Conditions of Sale apply. Intel, Pentium and Centrino are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
1. Internet connection required. Additional subscription charges may apply. Please see www.gateway.com/programs/gwshield for terms and conditions.
2. 90 days of complimentary updates included. Internet connection required.
3. Performance may vary. See www.intel.com for additional information.
4. Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes.
5. 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.
Web site: http: //www.gateway.com
CONTACT: Erin Davern of Gateway, Inc., +1-949-471-7785, Erin.email@example.com