Desktop PCs utilize Intel processors and ATI chipset.

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Configured with 512 MB RAM min, E-Series features ATI(TM) Radeon® Xpress 200 chipset with Radeon X300-based graphics and PCI Express x16 slot. Model E-2600 offers Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron D processors, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 533 or 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, and range of SATA HSS sizes. Featuring micro ATX 6-bay case, E-1500 can be configured with Intel Celeron or Pentium 4 processors and offers range of ATA HDD sizes, 10/100 Ethernet LAN connectivity, and 533 MHz DDR2 memory.

Original Press Release:

Gateway E-Series Professional Desktops Deliver Image Stability and Performance with Unique Pairing of Intel Processors and ATI Chipset

E-2600 Delivers Performance with Popular Feature Set; E-1500 Offers Ultimate Value in a Managed Desktop

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 16 - Professional organizations requiring stability and performance in a desktop PC need look no further than the new Gateway E-Series offerings. The systems offer both image stability and powerful technologies, including a range of Intel processors, the high-performance ATI(TM) Radeon(R) Xpress 200 chipset with integrated Radeon X300(R) based graphics and a fast PCI Express x16 slot for future graphics expansion.

"With today's introduction of the Gateway(R) E-1500 and E-2600, professional IT managers don't have to compromise when it comes to outfitting employees with powerful new PCs," said William Diehl, vice president of product marketing, Gateway. "The combination of Intel processors with ATI's chipset enables us to offer systems with feature sets unheard of at these price points, while still meeting professional customers' demands for manageability and stability."

Both the E-1500 and E-2600 have been optimized under ATI's Stable and Unified Platform Program (SUPP), ensuring professional customers of a stable image throughout the products' lifecycles. Additionally, configured with a minimum of 512MB RAM, the Gateway E-1500 and E-2600 meet or exceed Microsoft guidelines for enterprise customers planning for Windows' Vista, future-proofing the systems for years to come.

"We've invested considerable engineering resources in building a stable and robust platform," said Reuven Soraya, director of platform marketing at ATI. "In addition, our validation and quality control processes are designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of Gateway's commercial customers."

Gateway E-2600 -- Mainstream Performance with All the Right Features

Gateway's mainstream desktop, the E-2600, is the perfect choice for mass deployment into areas where performance matters as much as cost. Nicely configured at $749, the E-2600 offers Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron D processors, ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset and PCI Express x16 slot, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 533MHz or 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM and a broad range of SATA hard drive sizes.

For system flexibility and ease of deployment, the E-2600 features chassis intrusion detection, remote system monitoring and BTX technology. Gateway's innovative, tool-free BTX design makes it fast and easy to access components, eliminating the need to remove the front bezel or replace optical drive retention screws; dual system fans keep internal components cool, reduce noise and increase reliability of key components by up to 82 percent over traditional ATX designs(1).

The E-2600 is available in two tool-free chassis designs that leverage common internal components and identical system images. The three-bay, micro BTX case includes an integrated stand for vertical orientation, while integrated feet allow for horizontal orientation and secure stacking on deployment carts. The six-bay micro BTX case is designed with front and rear "overhangs," so the system can be grasped firmly from the top for easy movement.

Gateway E-1500 -- Ultimate Value in a Managed Desktop

With prices starting as low as $599, professional customers will find the Gateway E-1500 optimized for the lowest cost of acquisition, while offering both performance and stability in a value platform. Compliant under ATI's Stable and Unified Platform Program and exceeding Microsoft's current requirements for its next generation operating system, the E-1500 makes the decision painless when budget constraints are paramount.

Featuring a micro ATX six-bay case, the E-1500 can be configured with Intel Celeron or Pentium 4 processors and includes ATI Radeon X300 based integrated graphics and a PCI Express x16 slot. It offers a range of ATA hard drive sizes, 10/100 Ethernet LAN connectivity and 533MHz DDR2 memory.

Pricing and Availability

Gateway's new E-2600 and E-1500 Series professional desktop computers will be available to order beginning March 2, 2006. Sample configurations and pricing follows:
                 E-2600 3-Bay        E-2600 6-Bay       E-1500 6-Bay
SFF Micro BTX Micro BTX Micro ATX

Operating Microsoft(R) Microsoft(R) Microsoft(R)
system Windows(R) XP Windows(R) XP Windows(R) XP
Professional Professional Professional
Edition Edition Edition

Processor Intel(R) Intel(R) Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 Pentium(R) 4 Celeron(R) D
521 521 331

Radeon(R) Radeon(R) Radeon(R)
Xpress 200 Xpress 200 Xpress 200

Memory 512MB DDR2 512MB DDR2 256MB DDR2

Hard drive 40GB SATA 150 40GB SATA 150 40GB PATA
(2) 7200 rpm 7200 rpm 7200 rpm

Optical 48x/32x/48x 48x/32x/48x 20x min/48x max

Case 3-bay micro-BTX 6-bay micro-BTX 6-bay micro-ATX

Expansion 1 PCI-E x1 1 PCI-E x1 1 PCI-E x1
slots 2 PCI half 2 PCI 2 PCI
height 1 PCI-E x16 1 PCI-E x16
1 PCI-E x16
half height

Integrated ATI(TM) ATI(TM) ATI(TM)
Graphics Radeon(R) X300 Radeon(R) X300 Radeon(R) X300

Warranty Desktop Value Desktop Value Desktop Value
(3) Plus Service Plus Service Plus Service
Plan -- 3 year Plan -- 3 year Plan -- 3 year
limited limited limited
warranty warranty warranty

Price US $749.00 US $759.00 US $599.00

For more information on Gateway products, customers can visit or call 1-800-GATEWAY. Solution providers and value added resellers (VARs) interested in partnering with Gateway through the ProNet Partner Program can find more information at

Comprehensive Security Solutions

To fully protect the user's investment, the new E-Series desktops come with numerous security capabilities. The systems can be physically secured, protecting the unit and components from theft. Additionally, virus protection from Symantec Norton AntiVirus is included free for 90-days(4).

Gateway Professional

From value-priced servers to ultra-reliable desktops to comprehensive services, Gateway has served organizations for 20 years. Gateway uses its multi-channel approach to make the purchase, use and support of technology simple. Gateway customers include many of the world's leading organizations, such as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the University of Arizona, Harvard University, California Highway Patrol and others. For more information on Gateway Professional solutions, visit

About Gateway

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 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, Celeron and Pentium 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) Accolade Engineering Solutions, January 2005. The Arrhenius Acceleration Reaction Rate Model is used to estimate the improvement in mean time to failure (MTTF) based on temperature of the component.

(2) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes

(3) Limited warranties and service agreements apply; visit 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. On-site service technician will be sent if necessary, following phone-based troubleshooting. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.

(4) 90 days of LiveUpdate feature included. Internet connection required.

CONTACT: Lisa Emard of Gateway, Inc., +1-949-471-7705,

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