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Gateway Sets Holiday Lineup

12/06/2004 02:00:00 AM Eastern

Gateway introduced the M210 thin and light notebook line to go along with two new Media Center desktop PCs the company launched last week.

The M210 Series has an $899 starting suggested retail price, is 1.2 inches thick and weighs in at just over five pounds. The series is based around a 14.1-inch display and uses either Intel Centrino with Pentium M technology or Celeron M processors. Consumers will have a choice of a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive or a DVD burner, 40GB or 60GB hard drive, and up to 1.2GB of memory. All units are Wi-Fi equipped.

On the desktop front the company has introduced the 7200S and low-priced 3250X Media Center PCs. Both are only available direct from Gateway. The former has a $1,399 street price, which includes a 17-inch LCD monitor, and it features a Pentium 4 3.2GHz processor with hyperthreading technology, an FM/TV tuner, a 128MB ATI Radeon X300SE PCI Express graphics card, 8x dual-format double-layer DVD burner and a 250GB hard drive. The PC incorporates an eight-in-one digital media reader and can take up to 4GB of DDR memory.

The 3250X has a slightly slower processor, 160GB hard drive and 48x CD-RW burner and is priced at $799.