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Gateway And Sony Unveil PCs, Notebooks

9/23/2005 12:19:00 PM Eastern

New York — Gateway introduced its holiday lineup of eMachines-branded desktops, a notebook and an LCD monitor, while Sony unveiled is newest ultra-portable notebook.

The company’s desktop line consists of five new models ranging in price from $339 to $799. All prices are after a $50 mail-in rebate is included. All of the new models started shipping last week.

The top-end T6524 desktop is based on an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor and incorporates 1GB of DDR memory, a 200GB hard drive, a dual-format double-layer DVD burner and a separate CD-ROM drive. Costing $100 less is the T6412. This model is generally the same as the T6524, but offers only half the memory.

At $499 is the T5010. For this model Gateway used a 64-bit Intel Pentium 4 Processor 516, but it is otherwise the same as the previous model.

Gateway presented two models at the sub-$400 price point. At $399 is the T3302 running a 64-bit AMD Sempron 3300+ processor and featuring 512MB of memory, 160GB hard drive and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive. The leader-priced unit, at $339, has a 64-bit Sempron 3100+ chip, 256MB of memory, 100GB hard drive and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive.

The W4605 notebook, a model being marketed exclusively through Wal-Mart for $599, is powered by an AMD Sempron 2800+ 64-bit processor and features 512MB of DDR memory, a 60GB hard drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, 802.11g wireless networking and 15-inch display.

The company’s LCD introduction was a 17-inch model with 1,280 by 1,024 resolution and a $269 suggested retail price.

Sony’s newest notebook line is being sold under the Vaio TX line, priced in the $2,300 range, depending upon configuration. The basic models are centered on an 11-inch display and feature double-layer DVD+R/RW burner, access Cingular’s national EDGE wireless network and a variety of processors, hard drives and memory capacities. The carbon fiber chassis is available in slate blue and platinum and weighs 2.8 pounds.

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