Acer’s Gateway Brand Gets Notebook and Desktop Refresh For Back-To-School

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If you’re feeling nostalgic (or just want to save a buck), you can still buy a Gateway computer; Acer snapped up the brand a few years back and is still producing PCs under the label. The latest round of Gateways is nigh, and the lineup features both notebooks and desktops, including an AIO.

Gateway NE notebook

There are two Gateway NE notebooks in the family--a 15.6-inch model and a 17.3-incher. Buyers can configure them accordingly, but the lowest-end model starts at $379.99. A 15.6-inch NE52204u with a quad-core AMD A4-5000 APU, 8GB of DDR3L memory, and a 500GB hard drive (5400 RPM) costs $399.99, while a 17.3-inch NE72206u packing a quad-core AMD A6-5000 APU, 8GB of memory, and a 5400 RPM HDD is $499.99. Both have built-in webcams and microphones and offer a full-size keyboard.

Gateway all-in-one

Acer is offering a Gateway One ZX all-in-one with a dual-core Intel Pentium G2030 (3GHz) processor, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a 1TB (7200 RPM) hard drive. It also sports an optical drive, WiFi and Bluetooth, plenty of ports (including HDMI and USB 3.0), a 21.5-inch Full HD display. A keyboard and mouse is included, and the whole package is $529.99.

Gateway desktop

There’s also a traditional desktop machine (DX4870-UB2C) with a quad-core Intel Core i5-3330 processor, 16GB of DDR3 memory, a 1TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a DVD writer, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, and extra expansion slots. That machine starts at $549.99 with a keyboard and mouse, and buyers can add a 27-inch Gateway-branded display (KX2703 bd) to the mix for $229.99. The displays are available in many additional sizes starting at 19.5 inches and $99.
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Acer, just kill Gateway, there is no need to produce two computers of the same terrible quality with different branding.

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ajm531 replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 1:35 AM

Yeahh put them out to pasture. Gateway was once a good company but alas they have gone the way of many other companies. complete buy outs. this newer generation doesnt even know what a gateway is.

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