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Mobile 7426GX, powered by 64-bit processor, features 15.4 in. display and dedicated ATI® Mobility Radeon® 9550 graphics with 64 Mb video memory. Along with 100 Gb hard drive and 6-in-1 digital media reader, notebook offers double-layer DVD+/-R/RW multi-format drive. Computer also provides 1 Gb DDR memory, IEEE 1394 port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, and is broadband- and network-ready with 10/100 Ethernet and integrated 802.11g wireless.

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Gateway 7426GX: Desktop-Class Performance for Gaming and Graphics

The 7426GX fuses 64-bit computing, dedicated graphics and an ultrabright display to provide desktop-class performance in a mobile form factor. The system features AMD's fastest mobile processor available on the market -- the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ -- to provide 64-bit processing for the hottest game titles, graphics-intense applications and digital media hobbies such video editing. Also, the Gateway 7426GX is ready to handle future generations of 64-bit capable software.

Dedicated graphics and a widescreen Ultrabright 15.4-inch display further establish the system as the one to beat for high performance and gaming. The notebook comes with dedicated ATI(R) Mobility Radeon(R) 9550 graphics with 64MB of video memory, making games and other graphics-intense applications come to life. The Ultrabright 15.4-inch widescreen displays digital photography and video, web sites and the latest game titles in vibrant, cinematic color.

"Gaming is going mobile," said Gateway's Stevenson. "More gamers are looking for a PC that they can take with them that includes a high-performing widescreen display -- and the Gateway 7426GX has everything they need and more. Also, this is the ultimate system for anyone who wants to have fun with their PC, in addition to those who need the cutting-edge of power and performance in a mobile computer that that can handle productivity applications with ease. The 64-bit processor means that the notebook will actually increase in power and speed in the future as it begins to take advantage of upcoming 64-bit applications being rolled out."

The new Gateway notebook PC boasts other high-end technology to complement the system's processor, dedicated graphics and Ultrabright widescreen display. The system has a huge 1GB of DDR memory and an enormous 100GB hard drive(2). Connecting peripherals such as digital camcorders and printers is easy with the notebook's 6-in-1 digital media reader, IEEE 1394 port and four USB 2.0 ports. The Gateway 7426GX also leads the way with the latest optical technology: a double-layer DVD+/-R/RW multi-format drive that can store up to 8.5GB of data on double layer DVD media.

After game time is over, the new notebook is also ready to tackle demanding studies and productivity applications. Ideal for students taking advantage of a wireless network on a college campus, the Gateway 7426GX comes with integrated 802.11g wireless. The system is also broadband- and network-ready with 10/100 Ethernet.

The Gateway 7426GX has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,549.99.

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