(Irvine, Calif., Aug. 3)–Gateway, Inc., the nation’s third largest PC vendor, today announced its most powerful professional E-Series managed desktop to date, the Gateway(R) E-6610. It is designed for organizations that require a PC with the speed and muscle necessary to take on the most demanding applications, or for those that need workstation-class performance.

It is ideally suited for government agencies, educational institutions and business customers that need state-of-the-art graphics capabilities for professional 3D applications such as mechanical computer-aided design, digital content creation, video editing and visualization applications.

The Gateway E-6610 boasts an array of high-performance technologies: the latest Intel(R) 975X chipset, the powerful new Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor, high-capacity SATA hard drives and RAID configurability for enhanced speed and data protection. For customers that need workstation performance, this powerful system can be configured with OpenGL graphics, Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory and ultra high-speed SCSI hard drives.

“The Gateway E-6610 is designed as a maximum performance desktop with workstation configurability,” said Marc Demars, Gateway senior director, professional desktops and displays. “Complementing these high-end features is BTX technology boasting an ultra quiet dual fan cooling system for improved reliability, making it one of the coolest running PCs available.”

Maximum Performance Through the Latest Technologies

With Intel’s latest 975X chipset and a choice of Intel processors, business customers can choose the level of performance best suited to their needs. The most demanding users will appreciate the Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor, which delivers exceptional multithreaded performance and seamless multi-tasking for the ability to perform high-end tasks simultaneously. It also delivers a 40 percent increase in performance along with a 40 percent reduction in power consumption compared to the Intel(R) Pentium(R) D processor(1).

The E-6610 features high-capacity SATA II hard drives. Supporting RAID 0, 1 or 5, this robust desktop PC allows businesses to use multiple hard drives for increased performance or enhanced data protection.

Workstation Class Configurability

The E-6610 can be configured to handle the demanding needs of graphically intensive applications used by engineering and scientific research departments, higher education technical labs and architectural firms. Configured with an NVidia Quadro FX 550 OpenGL graphics card, software developers, architects and CAD/CAM engineers can develop and use sophisticated 3D graphics on this system.

Gateway also offers E-6610 customers highly reliable ultra high-speed SCSI hard drives, which can easily handle the high-bandwidth data streams of digital video and animated visual simulations. Hard drive configurations range from 80GB to 500GB.

Protecting the user’s investment, Gateway’s new power desktop can be configured with up to 4GB of DDR2 Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory, which includes special circuitry to test and fix the accuracy of data as it passes in and out of memory. This provides an extra level of protection for mission critical data and applications.

Leading Serviceability, Manageability and Security Provide Peace of Mind

In addition to providing the latest technology, the E-6610 is based on a BTX design that more efficiently cools internal components to deliver exceptional reliability and longer system life(2). Cooled with two large and quiet fans that provide improved airflow over traditional PCs, the E-6610 will remain cool even when handling power-hungry technology. The innovative, tool- free BTX design also makes it fast and easy to access components without removing the front bezel or replacing optical drive retention screws.

With the addition of Intel(R) Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), a major barrier to greater IT efficiency and data protection has been removed. Using built-in platform capabilities and Intel(R) LANDesk(R) Client Manager, Intel AMT allows IT managers to remotely power systems on and off and better discover, heal, and protect their networked computing assets, even while PCs are powered off.

The Gateway E-6610 also supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, the industry’s latest hardware security standard. Integrated onto the motherboard, this chip can’t be removed and provides enhanced protection against data theft by encrypting files, authenticating network access and passwords, and safeguarding email communications and file transfers. Ideal for IT-managed environments, PCs with TPM better protect critical applications and capabilities, such as email, web access and local protection of data.

Lastly, business customers are safe from Internet-based threats with Symantec Norton AntiVirus, which is included free for 90-days(3). Optional Kensington lock and cable systems protect the unit and components from physical theft.

Availability, Sample Configuration and Pricing E-6610 Desktop E-6610 Workstation Configuration Configuration Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Options E6300 E6300 Memory 1GB PC5300 non-ECC DDR2 1GB PC4200 ECC DDR2 533MHz 667MHz (2x512MB) (2x512MB ) Hard Drive 80GB SATA II 300 73GB Ultra 320 SCSI 7200rpm 10000rpm Optical Drive 16x Dual-Layer MFDVDRW 16x Dual-Layer MFDVDRW Graphics ATI x1300 128MB (full NVIDIA Quadro FX550 Card height) w/128mb Dual DVI Sound Integrated Soundblaster Integrated Soundblaster Compatible Compatible Case 7-Bay BTX with dual fan 7-Bay BTX with dual fan system system Keyboard 104+ Keyboard PS2 104+ Keyboard PS2 Mouse Gateway PS/2 Wheel Mouse Gateway PS/2 Wheel Mouse Networking Intel 10/100/1000 Intel 10/100/1000 Power Supply 400 Watt 400 Watt Operating Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP System XP Professional Edition Professional Edition SP2 SP2 Warranty 3-year limited 3-year limited Price $1,199 $1,777

The Gateway E-6610 managed desktops are available now. Prices start at $1,199. For more information on Gateway products, customers can visit http://www.gateway.com or call 1-800-GATEWAY. Solution providers and value added resellers interested in partnering with Gateway through the ProNet Partner Program can find more information at http://www.gateway.com/pronet.

Gateway Professional

From ultra-reliable desktops, notebooks and servers to comprehensive services, Gateway has served organizations for 20 years. Gateway makes technology purchase, use and support simple through the programs developed for education, government and business customers. The ProNet Partner Program’s channel-friendly benefits help solution providers strengthen and grow their businesses. Gateway customers include many of the world’s leading organizations, such as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the University of Arizona, state of California, state of New York and others. For more information on Gateway Professional solutions, visit http://www.gateway.com/business.

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. See http://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 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. Performance may vary. See www.intel.com for additional information. 2. 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. 3. 90 days of LiveUpdate feature included. Internet connection required.

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