Looking to put some heat into the slow PC market, Gateway has a new computer specifically juiced-up and aimed at the game-playing market.
Among other things, the Gateway 700X Gaming PC features the new Nvidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra Graphics processing unit. With the enhanced graphics capabilities, Gateway says the new PC is optimized to display the latest titles, delivering cinematic-quality pictures for realistic and exciting game play.
“These PCs [are equipped] to take full advantage of next-generation games like Half-Life 2 and Doom 3,” says Matt Milne, VP and general manager of digital solutions, Gateway Inc. “With solid configurations and a range of affordable prices, these systems are designed to please hardcore gamers as well as parents looking for a full-featured system for their kids."
The 700X and less expensive 500S PCs will both be offered with a collection of the hottest titles from Electronic Arts, which are optimized to play best on PCs powered by NVIDIA graphics hardware and technology. Titles include the full retail versions of Battlefield 1942, Need for Speed–Hot Pursuit 2 and Madden 2004. These titles are included free with the new Gateway Gaming PCs. Gateway is supporting the launch with gaming events at their retail stores nationwide in September, where gamers can meet some of the gurus of gaming (check gateway.com for dates and details). The new Gateway 700X Gaming PC and Gateway 500S Gaming PC are priced at $2,099 and $1,149 respectively. They will be available as of Thursday, Aug. 21 and come with a standard one-year limited warranty.